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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E-health – when, not if

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A new report on e-Health in the WHO European Region reveals that tangible progress has been made, with clear benefits for many countries. In most Member States, it has become commonplace for technology to be used to deliver health services and public health improvements, such…

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WHO statement on the second meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR(2005)) Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations

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The second meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) regarding clusters of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika virus was held by teleconference on 8 March 2016, from…

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Zika/Neurological Syndromes Emergency Committee meeting on 8 March 2016: Statement by WHO Director-Gneral Dr Margaret Chan to the media

Ladies and gentlemen, Since this emergency committee on Zika virus first met on 1 February, substantial new clinical and epidemiological research has strengthened the association between Zika infection and the occurrence of fetal malformations and neurological disorders. In addition, the geographical distribution of the disease…

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New global framework to eliminate rabies

GENEVA - A new framework to eliminate human rabies and save tens of thousands of lives each year has been launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)…

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Tracking attacks on health workers – Don’t let them go unnoticed

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In the early hours of 3 October, rockets slammed into a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing at least 14 health workers and injuring 37. An MSF clinic in the southern Yemen city of Taiz was bombed on 2 December, injuring 9…

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