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WHO welcomes appointment of UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis Dr Eric P. Goosby

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:01:00 GMT
WHO welcomes the appointment of the new United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Tuberculosis (TB), Dr Eric P. Goosby, M.D.

Dr Goosby’s extensive and high-level experience in global health and diplomacy give him the perfect background for this critical role. Despite recent gains, tuberculosis remains a serious public health issue - fueled in part by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with antimicrobial resistance posing an ever-present threat to its control. WHO looks forward to working closely with Dr Goosby in our shared effort to raise the profile of the fight against TB and to attain the ambitious new targets agreed at last year’s World Health Assembly.
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Statement on the 4th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:18:00 GMT
The fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 regarding the Ebola virus disease (EVD, or “Ebola”) outbreak in West Africa was conducted with members and advisors of the Emergency Committee on Tuesday, 20 January 2015.

This meeting was convened to review, in accordance with IHR provisions, whether the event continued to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and, if so, whether this warranted an extension or revision of the three -month date of the expiration of the temporary recommendations, which were first issued on 8 August 2014 and extended on 22 September 2014 and 23 October 2014.
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Noncommunicable diseases prematurely take 16 million lives annually, WHO urges more action

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:01:00 GMT
Urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely – before the age of 70 – from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes, according to a new WHO report.

“The global community has the chance to change the course of the NCD epidemic,” says WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan, who today launched the "Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2014". “By investing just US$ 1-3 dollars per person per year, countries can dramatically reduce illness and death from NCDs. In 2015, every country needs to set national targets and implement cost-effective actions. If they do not, millions of lives will continue to be lost too soon.”
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Government of Mali and WHO announce the end of the Ebola outbreak in Mali

Sun, 18 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
Bamako, 18 January 2015 -- Malian authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the end of the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Mali since 42 days had elapsed after the last Ebola case tested negative in laboratory tests on the 6 December 2014.


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Ebola in West Africa: 12 months on

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
One year after the first Ebola cases started to surface in Guinea, WHO is publishing this series of 14 papers that take an in-depth look at West Africa’s first epidemic of Ebola virus disease.

The papers explore reasons why the disease evaded detection for several months and the factors, many specific to West Africa, that fuelled its subsequent spread.
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Typhoid outbreak in Fiji

Tuesday, 20 January, 2015

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Outbreak of Plague in Madagascar

Sunday, 23 November, 2014

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South Pacific Chikungunya update

Sunday, 16 November, 2014

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Chikungunya fever in French Polynesia

Saturday, 18 October, 2014

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Enterovirus respiratory disease in North America

Friday, 17 October, 2014

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Locally transmitted dengue increases in Tokyo

Sunday, 28 September, 2014

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Dengue in Guandong province of China

Thursday, 25 September, 2014

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Mosquito Borne Virus Diseases in Pacific Islands

Saturday, 20 September, 2014

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Measles in Vietnam

Monday, 8 September, 2014

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Chikungunya infection in American Samoa

Monday, 28 July, 2014

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WHO welcomes appointment of UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis Dr Eric P. Goosby
'Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:01:00 GMT'
Statement on the 4th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa
'Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:18:00 GMT'
Noncommunicable diseases prematurely take 16 million lives annually, WHO urges more action
'Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:01:00 GMT'
Government of Mali and WHO announce the end of the Ebola outbreak in Mali
'Sun, 18 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT'
Ebola in West Africa: 12 months on
'Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT'
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