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Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly closes

The Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly closed on 28 May 2016 after approving resolutions on WHO’s Framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors; the Sustainable Development Goals; the International Health Regulations.  
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Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly update

Delegates at the World Health Assembly have agreed resolutions and decisions on air pollution, chemicals, the health workforce, childhood obesity, violence, noncommunicable diseases, and the election of the next Director-General.  
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over 3 years ago
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World Health Assembly agrees resolutions on women, children and adolescents, and healthy ageing

World Health Assembly press release on 2 resolutions: women, children and adolescents, and healthy ageing.  
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over 3 years ago
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World Health Assembly agrees new Health Emergencies Programme

World Health Assembly adopts new Health Emergencies Programme of WHO.  
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over 3 years ago
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World Health Assembly highlights importance of multisectoral action on health

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, addressed the World Health Assembly today. She stressed the links between climate change and health, including those related to the spread of vector-borne diseases.  
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Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly opens in Geneva

23 MAY 2016 | GENEVA - WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan opened the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly with words of celebration, warning, and hope.  
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Life expectancy increases by 5 years, but inequalities persist

Dramatic gains in life expectancy have been made globally since 2000, but major inequalities persist within and among countries, according to this year?s ?World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the SDGs?.  
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over 3 years ago
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Pakistan could beat polio in months, says WHO - BBC News

Polio could be eradicated in Pakistan within months, the World Health Organisation says, as a mass vaccination drive is launched in the north-west.  
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over 3 years ago
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On World Malaria Day, a push to eliminate malaria

25 April 2016 -- A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, WHO is releasing a World Malaria Day report that shows this goal, although ambitious, is achievable.  
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over 3 years ago
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Process to elect next Director-General of WHO begins

The process to elect the next Director-General of the WHO is now underway. As of today, Member States can nominate candidates to be the new head of the global public health body, the first step in a rigorous process which will culminate in a final round of voting at the World Health Assembly in May 2017.  
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over 3 years ago
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World Health Day 2016: WHO calls for global action to halt rise in and improve care for people with diabetes

The number of people living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, with most living in developing countries. Factors driving this dramatic rise include overweight and obesity, WHO announced ahead of World Health Day.  
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over 3 years ago
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WHO sets out $56m Zika virus response plan

The World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report on 16 February outlining its $56m (£39m; $50m) strategic plan to respond to the ongoing outbreaks of Zika virus disease in the Americas. The plan provides a framework for WHO and its partner organizations’ Zika response through to June.1  
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WHO sets out $56m Zika virus response plan

The World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report on 16 February outlining its $56m (£39m; $50m) strategic plan to respond to the ongoing outbreaks of Zika virus disease in the Americas. The plan provides a framework for WHO and its partner organizations’ Zika response through to June.1  
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over 3 years ago
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WHO sets out $56m Zika virus response plan

The World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report on 16 February outlining its $56m (£39m; $50m) strategic plan to respond to the ongoing outbreaks of Zika virus disease in the Americas. The plan provides a framework for WHO and its partner organizations’ Zika response through to June.1  
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Zika virus could become 'explosive pandemic' - BBC News

Researchers in the US urge the World Health Organisation to take urgent action over the zika virus, linked to shrunken brains in unborn children  
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over 3 years ago
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Ebola crisis: Two new cases confirmed in Guinea, WHO says - BBC News

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed two new cases of Ebola in Guinea, ending a two-week spell in which no new infections had been reported.  
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almost 4 years ago
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WHO backs 'treat-all' HIV drug plan - BBC News

Everyone who has HIV should be offered antiretroviral drugs as soon as possible after diagnosis, the World Health Organisation says.  
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almost 4 years ago
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World Health Assembly hears warnings over WHO’s relationship with industry

Delegates at the World Health Assembly have failed to agree on how the World Health Organization should collaborate with industry and other bodies.  
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over 4 years ago
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India makes strides in some, but not all, health goals, finds WHO

India has successfully met targets to reduce the spread of HIV and improve the availability of drinking water but has a long way to go in improving sanitation facilities and providing universal access to reproductive healthcare, the latest World Health Statistics report has found.  
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over 4 years ago
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India makes strides in some, but not all, health goals, finds WHO

India has successfully met targets to reduce the spread of HIV and improve the availability of drinking water but has a long way to go in improving sanitation facilities and providing universal access to reproductive healthcare, the latest World Health Statistics report has found.  
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over 4 years ago