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WHO makes senior leadership changes

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has announced his senior leadership team naming Dr Soumya Swaminathan as the new Deputy Director General for Programmes and Jane Ellison the Deputy Director General for Corporate Operations.

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25 million unsafe abortions occur each year: WHO

Worldwide, 25 million unsafe abortions (45 per cent of all abortions) occurred every year between 2010 and 2014, according to a new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Guttmacher Institute. The majority of unsafe

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2.1bn people lack safe drinking water at home

Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by WHO and Unicef.   The Joint Monitor

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2.1bn people lack safe drinking water at home

Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by WHO and Unicef.   The Joint Monitor

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WHO publishes list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens”, a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health.   The list was dr

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Early diagnosis 'key to save lives of cancer patients'

The World Health Organisation has launched new guidance to help healthcare planners improve early diagnosis of cancer and ensure prompt treatment, especially for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers. The guidance on World Canc

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Dr Mahmoud Fikri appointed WHO regional director

The World Health Organization’s executive board has appointed Dr Mahmoud Fikri, from the UAE, as WHO regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO). This appointment follows his nomination by the regional comm

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Zika no longer public health emergency: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the Zika virus is no longer an international emergency but stressed the need for a long-term effort to address the disease linked to birth defects and neurological complications.

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Don't shave, but shower before surgery: WHO

People preparing for surgery should always have a bath or shower but not be shaved, and antibiotics should only be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, not afterwards, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organizati

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Ageist attitudes 'affect older people's health'

New analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that negative or ageist attitudes towards older people are widespread. They also negatively affect older people’s physical and mental health.   Fully 60 per cent

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