Tag Archives: WHO

WHO Urges Nations to Step Up the Fight Against TB

WHO Urges Nations to Step Up the Fight Against TB

  GENEVA, July 3, 2014 (AFP) – The World Health Organization on Thursday urged over 30 countries, including some of the world’s richest, to recognise the continued danger of tuberculosis and try ...

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Pakistan Offensive Exodus Triggers Polio Spread Fears

Pakistan Offensive Exodus Triggers Polio Spread Fears

  BANNU, June 26, 2014 (AFP) – Pakistani health officials are rushing to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of children against polio amid fears that a civilian exodus from a tribal area where ...

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Ebola Spread Due to ‘Relaxation’ of Efforts: WHO

Ebola Spread Due to ‘Relaxation’ of Efforts: WHO

GENEVA, June 21, 2014 (AFP) – The recent rapid spread of Ebola in three countries in West Africa has come in part because efforts to contain the deadly virus have ...

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Health Groups Ask WHO Not to Join Int’l Pharma Body

Health Groups Ask WHO Not to Join Int’l Pharma Body

  GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – In a joint statement with Medicus Mundi International during the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA), People’s Health Movement (PHM) expresses its concern on WHO’s participation in ...

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New Deaths Take Saudi MERS Toll to 160

New Deaths Take Saudi MERS Toll to 160

  RIYADH, May 15, 2014 (AFP) – Health authorities in Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced the deaths of another three people from the MERS respiratory virus, taking the country’s toll to 160. ...

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Air Quality Worsening in World’s Cities: WHO

Air Quality Worsening in World’s Cities: WHO

  GENEVA, May 7, 2014 (AFP) – Most city dwellers around the world are exposed to air pollution levels that are considered unsafe, and the situation is getting worse, according ...

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WHO Declares Polio ‘Public Health Emergency’

WHO Declares Polio ‘Public Health Emergency’

  GENEVA, May 5, 2014 (AFP) – The World Health Organization warned Monday that polio has reemerged as a public health emergency, after new cases of the crippling disease surfaced in a number of ...

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New Program Eyed to Tackle Polio

New Program Eyed to Tackle Polio

  EXTANT world boxing champion Diosdado “Dodie Boy” Peñalosa—he now trains Nonito Donaire, a rising global ring icon– may have prolonged his reign in two weight divisions had he been ...

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Antibiotic Resistance Giving Killer Diseases Free Rein: WHO

Antibiotic Resistance Giving Killer Diseases Free Rein: WHO

  GENEVA, April 30, 2014 (AFP) – The rise of superbugs, stoked by misuse of antibiotics and poor hospital hygiene, is enabling long-treatable diseases to once again become killers, the ...

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