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WHO urges tax hike on sugary drinks

Taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, says a new World Health Organization (WHO) report. Fiscal policies that lead to at least a 20 per cent increase in the retail price of

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WHO demands safe evacuation of sick, wounded Syrians

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called upon the Syrian government to allow immediate and safe evacuation of the sick and wounded from all areas affected by the conflict, including eastern Aleppo. The Organization is also c

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Global progress against obesity ‘unacceptably slow’

Global progress toward tackling obesity has been "unacceptably slow", health experts said, with only one in four countries implementing a policy on healthy eating before 2010. In a series of studies published in The Lanc

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Poor response to Ebola ‘causing needless deaths’

The world's "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people are dying needlessly, the head of the World Bank said on Monday, as Nigeria confirmed another case of the virus. In

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WHO roadmap to step up global response to Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) is today (August 28) issuing a "roadmap" to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa.   The aim is to stop ongoing Ebol

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WHO set to host global health, climate summit

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to host a three-day conference in Geneva aiming to help countries better protect human health from risks associated with climate change. The first Global Conference on Health and Climate

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WHO shocked by hits on health services in Gaza

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been appalled by the continuing trend for healthcare facilities, staff and vehicles to come under direct fire in Gaza since the escalation of violence on July 8.   Sustained calm is need

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WHO issues guidelines for acute malnutrition kids

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new treatment guidelines for the almost 20 million children under-five worldwide who have severe acute malnutrition.   Severe acute malnutrition is when children suffer severe w

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Global health workforce shortage to reach 12.9m

The world will be short of 12.9 million healthcare workers by 2035; today, that figure stands at 7.2 million, according to a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The report, A Universal Truth: No health without

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WHO confirms 4 more cases of Middle East virus

Three more people in Saudi Arabia have become infected with the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus and one has died, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday, and it also confirmed the first MERS case in Oman.

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