Hepatitis A in European Countries
'Tuesday, 15 April, 2014'
Chikungunya virus infections in Tonga
'Friday, 11 April, 2014'
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'Wednesday, 9 April, 2014'
Ebola virus outbreak in Guinea
'Tuesday, 25 March, 2014'
Dengue in Fiji
'Saturday, 15 March, 2014'
Meningitis in Uganda update
'Tuesday, 11 March, 2014'
Zika virus infection on Easter Island
'Sunday, 9 March, 2014'
"Monkey" Malaria in Malaysia
'Tuesday, 4 March, 2014'
Meningitis in Uganda
'Friday, 14 February, 2014'
Measles in The Philippines - a reminder
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WHO issues its first hepatitis C treatment guidelines

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:00:00 GMT
9 April 2014 -- WHO has issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people and results in 350 000 to 500 000 deaths a year.
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World Health Day 2014: Preventing vector-borne diseases

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:00:00 GMT
2 April 2014 -- 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 1 billion people are infected and more than 1 million die from vector-borne diseases. This World Health Day – 7 April – WHO is highlighting the serious and increasing threat of vector-borne diseases, with the slogan “Small bite, big threat”.
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7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:00:00 GMT
25 March 2014 -- In new estimates released today, WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives.
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Progress in diagnosing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:00:00 GMT
20 March 2014 -- Almost half a million people fell ill with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in 2012, yet less than one in 4 of these people was diagnosed, mainly due to a lack of access to quality diagnostic services.
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Message from WHO Director-General on International Women’s Day

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:01:00 GMT
7 March 2014 -- On this day, WHO joins others in celebrating women’s achievements. These achievements are inspiring, and they can inspire change. In health development, as in many other areas, women are agents of change. They are the driving force that creates better lives for families, communities and, increasingly, the countries they have been elected to govern.
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WHO issues new guidance on how to provide contraceptive information and service

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:00:00 GMT
6 March 2014 -- In advance of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2014, WHO is launching new guidance to help countries ensure human rights are respected in providing more girls, women, and couples with the information and services they need to avoid unwanted pregnancies.
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WHO opens public consultation on draft sugars guideline

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:01:00 GMT
5 March 2014 -- WHO is launching a public consultation on its draft guideline on sugars intake. When finalized, the guideline will provide countries with recommendations on limiting the consumption of sugars to reduce public health problems like obesity and dental caries (commonly referred to as tooth decay).
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Many countries lack capacity to prevent and treat hearing loss

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:01:00 GMT
28 February 2014 -- Many of the countries who responded to a new WHO survey lack the capacity to prevent and care for hearing loss, according to a report published on International Ear Care Day, 3 March.
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140 000 people to get cholera vaccine in South Sudan

Sat, 22 Feb 2014 09:00:00 GMT
22 February 2014 -- WHO is working with the South Sudan Government and partners to provide vaccines to protect nearly 140 000 people living in temporary camps in South Sudan against cholera.
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Measles deaths reach record lows with fragile gains toward global elimination

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:01:00 GMT
6 February 2014 -- New mortality estimates from WHO show that annual measles deaths have reached historic lows, dropping 78% from more than 562 000 in 2000 to 122 000 in 2012. During this time period, an estimated 13.8 million deaths have been prevented by measles vaccination and surveillance data showed that reported cases declined 77% from 853 480 to 226 722.
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Hepatitis A in European Countries

Tuesday, 15 April, 2014

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Chikungunya virus infections in Tonga

Friday, 11 April, 2014

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Zika virus fever in the Cook Islands

Wednesday, 9 April, 2014

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Ebola virus outbreak in Guinea

Tuesday, 25 March, 2014

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Dengue in Fiji

Saturday, 15 March, 2014

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Meningitis in Uganda update

Tuesday, 11 March, 2014

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Zika virus infection on Easter Island

Sunday, 9 March, 2014

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"Monkey" Malaria in Malaysia

Tuesday, 4 March, 2014

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Meningitis in Uganda

Friday, 14 February, 2014

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Measles in The Philippines - a reminder

Monday, 10 February, 2014

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WHO issues its first hepatitis C treatment guidelines
'Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:00:00 GMT'
World Health Day 2014: Preventing vector-borne diseases
'Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:00:00 GMT'
7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution
'Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:00:00 GMT'
Progress in diagnosing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
'Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:00:00 GMT'
Message from WHO Director-General on International Women’s Day
'Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:01:00 GMT'
WHO issues new guidance on how to provide contraceptive information and service
'Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:00:00 GMT'
WHO opens public consultation on draft sugars guideline
'Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:01:00 GMT'
Many countries lack capacity to prevent and treat hearing loss
'Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:01:00 GMT'
140 000 people to get cholera vaccine in South Sudan
'Sat, 22 Feb 2014 09:00:00 GMT'
Measles deaths reach record lows with fragile gains toward global elimination
'Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:01:00 GMT'
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