WHO flags key challenges to global HIV response at International AIDS Conference

The World Health Organization is flagging 4 key challenges as the international community meets at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, from 18–22 July 2016. The Organization is highlighting the need to renew attention to HIV prevention, whilst maintaining momentum on scaling up…

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“We came with nothing, we have nothing”: Thousands flee Fallujah as fighting intensifies

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The UN and partners are in a race against time to provide life-saving assistance to people fleeing escalating violence in Anbar, particularly around the battle for Fallujah. On 5 June, UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the World…

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WHO condemns attack on Jableh hospital in Syria

WHO condemns the bombing of the the Jableh National Hospital hospital in Latakia province in Syria. Over 40 patients and accompanying family members were killed and 35 injured An emergency doctor and two nurses also died in the explosion while 11 other health workers have…

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From 90 000 cases to 0 in two decades – European Region is malaria free

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The European Region is the first in the entire world to have achieved interruption of indigenous malaria transmission. The number of indigenous malaria cases dropped from 90 712 to 0 cases in 2015. Ahead of World Malaria Day 2016, the WHO announced that the European…

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Health needs from humanitarian emergencies at an all-time high

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GENEVA / 5 April 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners need US$ 2.2 billion to provide lifesaving health services to more than 79 million people in more than 30 countries facing protracted emergencies this year, according to WHO’s Humanitarian Response Plans 2016…

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New shipment of health supplies arrives in Taiz City

Sana'a, 18 March 2016— The World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered an additional 11 tonnes of life-saving medicines and medical supplies to Taiz City, where people remain in serious need of humanitarian aid. This latest shipment includes trauma kits, interagency emergency health kits, diarrhoeal disease…

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New Ebola cases confirmed in Guinea as WHO warns of more possible flare ups

Conakry — WHO has dispatched a team of specialists to the southern prefecture of Nzérékoré after 2 new cases of Ebola were detected and confirmed in a rural village. Guinean health officials in the region alerted WHO and partners on 16 March to 3 unexplained…

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World Health Organization statement on end of Ebola flare-up in Sierra Leone

17 March 2016, Freetown—The World Health Organization joins the government of Sierra Leone in marking the end of the recent flare-up of Ebola virus disease in the country. As of today, 17 March, 42 days have passed, two incubation cycles of the virus, since the…

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