World Diabetes Day 2015

13 November 2015 – To mark World Diabetes Day on 14 November, WHO is calling for greater action to turn the growing tide of the global diabetes epidemic. WHO is also marking World Diabetes Day by announcing that the Organization’s annual World Health Day, which…

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IFP Demands Answers Concerning The Death Of A Patient In Prince Mshiyen Hospital

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The IFP demands that the KZN Health MEC Dr Sbongiseni Dhlomo must speed up the investigation into the death of a patient, Mr Linda Mseleku of KwaMakhutha who died after a psychologically ill patient murdered him by striking him with an aluminium ladder attached to…

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Stop the violence. Protect health care

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In the last few months, a number of attacks against health-care workers, medical transports and facilities have taken place in several countries, like Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen to mention a few. These incidents are taking place in countries with fragile health-care systems that are already…

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WHO statement on links between processed meat and colorectal cancer

Geneva: 29 October 2015 - WHO has received a number of queries, expressions of concern and requests for clarification following the publication of a report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) relating to processed meat and colorectal cancer. IARC was established 50…

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WHO condemns attack on MSF hospital in Yemen

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The World Health Organization (WHO) condemns the bombing of the hospital in Saada province in northern Yemen that was supported by Medécins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF estimates that this will leave 200 000 people with no access to lifesaving medical care. The attack violates International…

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Tuberculosis mortality nearly halved since 1990

The fight against tuberculosis is paying off, with this year’s death rate nearly half of what it was in 1990. Nevertheless, 1.5 million people died from TB in 2014. Most of these deaths could have been prevented, according to the World Health Organization’s Global Tuberculosis…

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Demands for a health service delivery plan

The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal demands that the Provincial Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo must urgently present a health service delivery plan after his department has failed to fix washing machines at Greytown hospital. "Its high time now for the MEC to present such a plan…

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New report identifies four ways to reduce health risks from climate pollutants

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22 October 2015 | Geneva – A new World Health Organization report highlights the urgent need to reduce emissions of  black carbon, ozone and methane - as well as carbon dioxide – which all contribute to climate change. Black carbon, ozone and methane – frequently described…

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