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Maiduguri, 29 August, 2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners are moving swiftly to help health authorities contain a cholera outbreak in a camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in north-eastern Nigeria.

A total of 69 cases including 5 deaths have been reported so far in the outbreak at Muna Garage, a camp on the outskirts of the state capital Maiduguri which is...

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 21 August 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria and cholera in the wake of last week’s mudslides and flooding in Freetown. The Organization is also working with partners to ensure ongoing health care for the injured and displaced, and to...

21 August 2017 | GENEVA - WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concluded a 3-day official visit to the People’s Republic of China paving the way for stronger and more strategic WHO-China collaborations. Outcomes of Dr Tedros’ meetings with high-level leadership in the Government of China included a new financial contribution to WHO from China and strengthened commitments to...

Baghdad, 21 August 2017: As hundreds of people flee the crisis in Telafar, a city west of Mosul, Iraq, the World Health Organization (WHO) and health partners in collaboration with Ninewa health authority have established static and mobile medical clinics (MMCs) to offer 24/7 lifesaving emergency and primary health care services to meet the urgent needs of people fleeing the crisis.

The...

2 August 2017, Damascus, Syria -- For the first time in three years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered almost 30 tons of medicines and medical supplies by road to health facilities and mobile clinics in Al-Qamishli. The supplies, sufficient for 150 000 treatments, arrived in Al-Qamishli on 1 August and will support the delivery of health services to displaced people from...

26 JULY 2017 | ADEN/SANA’A - "As the heads of three United Nations agencies – UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP) and WHO – we have travelled together to Yemen to see for ourselves the scale of this humanitarian crisis and to step up our combined efforts to help the people of Yemen.

"This is the world’s worst cholera outbreak in the midst of the world’s largest humanitarian...

Yemen faces the world’s largest cholera outbreak, with 368,207 suspected cases and 1,828 deaths reported since 27 April 2017. Every day, 5,000 more Yemenis fall ill with symptoms of acute watery diarrhoea /cholera.

WHO and health partners are focussing resources and efforts on interventions that can most effectively treat those affected by the outbreak and reduce further spread. This...

20 July 2017 | GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) alerts countries to the increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs detailed in a report based on national surveys conducted in several countries. The Organization warns that this growing threat could undermine global progress in treating and preventing HIV infection if early and effective action is not taken.

The 2017 WHO HIV...

Copenhagen, 11 July 2017 - Ongoing measles outbreaks in the WHO European Region have caused 35 deaths in the past 12 months. The most recent fatality was a 6-year-old boy in Italy, where over 3300 measles cases and 2 deaths have occurred since June 2016. Several other countries have also reported outbreaks; according to national public health authorities, these have caused 31 deaths in...

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