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WHO unveils emergency moves against Ebola onslaught in Guinea

Conakry - The World Health Organization launched a raft of emergency measures in the Guinean capital Conakry Thursday to control an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has so far killed a hundred people across the country.
In the Media by AFP

WHO urges global push to treat hepatitis C

Geneva - The World Health Organization called Wednesday for a dramatic increase in screening and treatment of hepatitis C, saying higher demand would help drive down the cost of drugs for the disease.
In the Media by AFP

Senegal has 'well-oiled system' to stop Ebola

Dakar - Senegal vowed Tuesday it is prepared for any spread of the deadly Ebola virus, as the suspected death toll in an outbreak raging in Guinea and Liberia rose to 111.
In the Media by AFP

West Africa Ebola outbreak among 'most challenging' ever: WHO

Geneva - West Africa's Ebola outbreak is among the "most challenging" ever to strike since the disease emerged four decades ago, the WHO said Tuesday, as the suspected death toll from the virus hit 111.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

April 7 is World Health Day

World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. Each year a theme is selected that highlights a priority area of public health.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

A single can of pop per day exceeds the WHO sugar guidelines

Consumption of a single can of pop per day exceeds the WHO sugar guidelines for an adult. According to the BC Dairy Association (BCDA), other drink alternatives should be considered.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Aid groups fill health care gaps in failed states

Washington - Humanitarian workers are scrambling to fill a void left by the collapse of governments in three of the world's hotspots amid an unprecedented demand for help in the past year.In Syria, the Central African Republic and South Sudan, the World Health Orga...
In the Media by AFP

WHO recommends halving daily sugar in fight against obesity

Geneva - The World Health Organisation Wednesday said the recommended amount of sugar consumed daily should be halved as it stepped up its battle against public health problems like obesity and tooth decay.The UN health agency said it was maintaining its 2002 g...
In the Media by AFP

Measles deaths fall to record low, but rebound in Syria

Geneva - The number of people dying from measles has fallen to a record low, driven down by mass vaccination campaigns, but outbreaks in crisis zones such as Syria remain a threat, the UN said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: WHO refuses to release reports on DU and cancer in Iraq

Baghdad - The issue of cancer and the use of Depleted Uranium in munitions during the Iraq war dates back to 2004. In 2013 WHO still refuses to release reports and relevant information about the incidence of cancer in effected areas of Iraq.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 3 comments
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