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Posts Tagged ‘World Health Organization’

Curbing climate change could save millions of lives – WHO

Posted on: December 6th, 2018 | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday (December 5) that mitigating climate change would save millions of lives at a global level. According to WHO, exposure to pollution results in seven...

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months, WHO says

Posted on: November 14th, 2018 | No Comments
The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday...

Poor air quality in India’s capital triggers health concerns

Posted on: November 12th, 2018 | No Comments
  Pollution levels in New Delhi, the capital of India, are over 50 times more than the allowed limits, raising people’s concerns over health especially for children. Four-year-old Avyan suffers from...

WHO sees Congo’s Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

Posted on: October 12th, 2018 | No Comments
Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is expected to last several months and could spread at any time to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but have not approved...

WHO extremely concerned about Ebola ‘perfect storm’ in Congo

Posted on: September 26th, 2018 | No Comments
  The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday (September 25) that the Ebola outbreak in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could deteriorate rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community...

Alcohol abuse kills 3 million people every year, WHO says

Posted on: September 24th, 2018 | No Comments
    More than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Congo Ebola outbreak not yet stabilized – WHO chief

Posted on: August 30th, 2018 | No Comments
The number of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo is on the decline, but it is too soon to say that an outbreak is stabilizing due to difficulties...

Smoking down, but tobacco use still a major cause of death and disease, WHO says

Posted on: May 31st, 2018 | No Comments
Fewer people are smoking worldwide, especially women, but only one country in eight is on track to meet a target of reducing tobacco use significantly by 2025, the World Health Organization (WHO)...

WHO recommends testing before use of Sanofi’s dengue vaccine

Posted on: April 20th, 2018 | No Comments
PARIS/CHICAGO (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday Sanofi’s vaccine against dengue should only be used after testing on individuals to assess whether they have ever been...

WHO, PH to promote breast cancer awareness among Filipinos in East Timor

Posted on: April 17th, 2018 | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Philippine Embassy have launched a program that aims to promote breast cancer awareness among Filipino workers in East Timor. Ambassador Abdulmaid Muin said...