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10 October 2017 | ISLAMABAD – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced today the establishment of a new High-level global Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). The announcement came at the 64th Session of WHO’s Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean being held in Islamabad, 9-12 October.

The commission’s aim is...

World will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022

10 October 2017 | LONDON: The number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades. If current trends continue, more children and adolescents will be obese than moderately or severely underweight by 2022, according to a new study led by Imperial...

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 6 October 2017: The World Health Organization is seeking USD 10.2 million to protect, promote and secure the health of more than half a million people who have moved to southern Bangladesh from across the border since August this year.

“The health needs of this immensely vulnerable population are massive, and growing. Though WHO has provided critical support...

October 3, 2017 - This morning, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced his senior leadership team:

The new team includes former ministers of health, some of the world’s leading physicians, scientists and researchers, and programmatic experts in universal health coverage, health emergencies, communicable and non-communicable diseases, climate and environmental...

29 September 2017 |GENEVA -- On the International Day of the Older Person – 1 October – the World Health Organization (WHO) calls for a new approach to providing health services for older people. WHO highlights the role of primary care and the contribution community health workers can make to keeping older people healthier for longer. The Organization also emphasizes the importance of...

1 OCTOBER 2017 | GENEVA - WHO is rapidly scaling up its response to an outbreak of plague that has spread to the capital and port towns, infecting more than 100 people in just a few weeks.

On Saturday, the Malagasy Government confirmed that the death of a Seychellois national was due to pneumonic plague. The basketball coach died in hospital in Antananarivo on Wednesday (September 27)...

29 September 2017, Geneva: Periodic deworming programmes with a single-tablet treatment can drastically reduce the suffering of those infected with parasitic intestinal worms and protect the 1.5 billion people currently estimated to be at risk.

Four main species [1] of intestinal worms (also known as soil-transmitted helminths) affect almost a quarter of the world’s poorest and mostly...

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 29 September 2017 – The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision will release 900,000 doses of the Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) from the global stockpile to prevent the spread of cholera among recently arrived vulnerable populations and host communities in areas around Cox’s Bazar.

The Government of Bangladesh made the request to the ICG on 27...

Cholera is a disease that continues to affect 2.9 million people each year across 40 countries, many of which are in Africa. While clean drinking water and advanced sanitation systems have made Europe and North America cholera-free for decades, more than 2 billion people remain without access to safe water and sanitation. Cholera continues to disproportionately affect the poorest and most...

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