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SEOUL, Republic of Korea ¦ 12 November 2012 – The delegates of more than 140 Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) adopted a new international treaty Monday, setting the rules for combating illegal trade through control of the supply chain and international cooperation. The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products commits countries to...

GENEVA ¦ 9 November 2012 - The first-ever global monitoring framework to combat several of the world’s biggest killers has been agreed this week by WHO Member States. The framework comprises nine voluntary global targets and 25 indicators to prevent and control diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic lung disease and other noncommunicable diseases. The draft framework...

Polio will not be stamped out in Pakistan unless the national programme reaches out to parents from high-risk groups, such as low-income Pashtun communities who suffer the greatest burden of this disease, according to a study published this month in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.

The study surveyed 1017 parents of children aged under five years in Karachi between September...

31 October 2012 - As of 28 October 2012, a total of 18 cases and 9 deaths, including a health worker, have been reported from 5 districts namely Kabale district, in south-western Uganda, Kampala (the capital city), Ibanda, Mbarara and Kabarole. The case fatality rate is 50%. The outbreak was declared by the Ministry of Health in Uganda on 19 October 2012. Blood samples from 9 cases have been...

Bamako / Niamey / Genève (CICR) – Quelle que soit l’évolution prochaine du conflit armé dans le nord du Mali, le risque d’une aggravation de la situation humanitaire dans cette région et dans l’ensemble du Sahel est important, prévient le président du CICR, Peter Maurer, au terme d’une visite de trois jours sur place. « En particulier, d’éventuels déploiements militaires...

Washington DC, 17 octobre 2012 – D’après le Rapport sur la tuberculose dans le monde 2012 publié par l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), 20 millions de personnes seraient aujourd’hui en vie uniquement grâce à la lutte et aux soins antituberculeux.

« En l’espace de 17 ans, 51 millions de personnes ont été traitées et soignées avec succès conformément aux...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 17 October 2012 – The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) today launched a new partnership called the ‘m-Health’ Initiative to use mobile technology, in particular text messaging and apps, to help combat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory...

Pour la troisième année consécutive, l’Agence régionale de santé Rhône-Alpes, la Haute autorité de santé et le CEPPRAL ont organisé, mardi 16 octobre, une journée régionale consacrée à la qualité et à la sécurité des soins en établissements de santé et en médecine de ville afin de favoriser le partage d’expérience dans ce domaine.


Cette rencontre a été l’occasion...

WHO strongly condemns attacks on health facilities in the Syrian Arab Republic and expresses deep concern about the serious implications of such attacks on medical personnel, patients and health infrastructure.

The recent escalation of the conflict has resulted in substantial damage to health facilities across the country, limiting access and the provision of essential health services.

WHO...

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