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Health partners unite to build stronger systems for health in Ebola-affected countries

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:00:00 GMT
On 10-11 December 2014, Ministers of Health and Finance of Ebola-affected countries, international organizations and development partners assembled for a high-level meeting on how to strengthen systems of health in Ebola-affected countries and agreed on what needs to be done to rebuild and strengthen essential health services in these countries.

“People in Ebola-affected countries are dying – not only from Ebola but also from other causes – because the majority of health facilities in these countries are either not functional or people are not using them for fear of contracting Ebola,” says Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General of Health Systems and Innovation, World Health Organization. “A health system has to be able to both absorb the shock of an emergency like Ebola, and continue to provide regular health services such as immunization and maternal and child care.”
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New study highlights need to scale up violence prevention efforts globally

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:01:00 GMT
The "Global status report on violence prevention 2014" reveals that 475 000 people were murdered in 2012, and homicide is the third leading cause of death globally for males aged 15–44 years, highlighting the urgent need for more decisive action to prevent violence.

Despite indications that homicide rates decreased by 16% globally between 2000 and 2012, violence remains widespread. Non-fatal acts of violence take a particular toll on women and children. One in four children has been physically abused; one in five girls has been sexually abused; and one in three women has been a victim of physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence at some point in her lifetime.
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Scale-up in effective malaria control dramatically reduces deaths

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:01:00 GMT
The number of people dying from malaria has fallen dramatically since 2000 and malaria cases are also steadily declining, according to the World malaria report 2014. Between 2000 and 2013, the malaria mortality rate decreased by 47% worldwide and by 54% in the WHO African Region - where about 90% of malaria deaths occur.

New analysis across sub-Saharan Africa reveals that despite a 43% population increase, fewer people are infected or carry asymptomatic malaria infections every year: the number of people infected fell from 173 million in 2000 to 128 million in 2013.
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New WHO guide to prevent and control cervical cancer

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:01:00 GMT
New guidance from WHO aims to help countries better prevent and control cervical cancer. The disease is one of the world’s deadliest – but most easily preventable – forms of cancer for women, responsible for more than 270 000 deaths annually, 85% of which occur in developing countries.

The new "Comprehensive cervical cancer control: a guide to essential practice" will be launched at the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Melbourne, Australia on 3 December 2014.
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WHO congratulates Spain on ending Ebola transmission

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT
Today the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declares the Ebola outbreak in Spain over and commends the country on its diligence to end transmission of the virus.

On 6 October 2014, the Spanish National Reference Laboratory confirmed the first human-to-human transmission of Ebola virus disease outside Africa in a healthcare worker. The healthcare worker had been part of a team at La Paz-Carlos III Hospital providing medical care for a person with Ebola virus disease repatriated from Sierra Leone on 22 September.
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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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Whooping cough in California

Sunday, 29 June, 2014

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Health partners unite to build stronger systems for health in Ebola-affected countries
'Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:00:00 GMT'
New study highlights need to scale up violence prevention efforts globally
'Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:01:00 GMT'
Scale-up in effective malaria control dramatically reduces deaths
'Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:01:00 GMT'
New WHO guide to prevent and control cervical cancer
'Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:01:00 GMT'
WHO congratulates Spain on ending Ebola transmission
'Tue, 02 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT'
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