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World Health Day 2014: Preventing Vector-Borne diseases

2014 07 Apr

“Small bite, big threat” More than half the world’s population is at risk from diseases such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, schistosomiasis, and yellow fever, carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks, water snails and other vectors. Every year, more than one billion people are infected and more than one million die from vector-borne... Read more

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WHO Child Shock Guidelines 'Dangerous'

2014 15 Jan

UK researchers warned that thousands of children could be dying since the World Health Organization has not updated guidelines for treating children going into shock. Critics claimed the advice to give large quantities of fluid was deadly, and found it "disappointing and puzzling” that the last update published in 2013 did not recommend a... Read more

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UN to establish Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases

2013 26 Jul

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted a resolution requesting the UN Secretary-General to establish a United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control on Noncommunicable Diseases. The Task Force will be convened and led by the WHO and will be created by expanding the mandate of the existing United Nations Ad Hoc Interagency... Read more

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WHO and Greece Sign Agreement on Support Programme for Health Reform

2013 25 Jul

WHO/Europe has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Health of Greece to implement the health reform support programme for 2013–2015 in the framework of the Ministry’s health in action initiative. The project’s goal is to ensure better health and well-being for the people of Greece through comprehensive health-system reform. The outcome will... Read more

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Pharmaceutical Innovation Must Align with Patient Needs, Says New Report

2013 18 Jul

For the first time, more people in European Union (EU) countries are aged over 65 years than under 15 years. Much of the rest of the world, including low-and middle-income countries, is moving in a similar direction. A new WHO report calls for pharmaceutical researchers to adjust their research and development work to take account of this shift.... Read more

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WHO Launches New Tool to Estimate Health Costs of Climate Change

2013 10 Jun

WHO/Europe developed a new tool to help Member States estimate the costs associated with damage to health due to climate change, and those of adaptation in various sectors to protect health. WHO launched the tool at a side-event at the climate change conference in Bonn, Germany on Thursday, 6 June 2013, in which it hosted a panel discussion of these... Read more