World Health Organization

Misuse of antibiotics poses serious health risk, even death

The misuse of antibiotics puts people at risk for serious, even-life threatening illnesses.

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Better air quality key to “healthier” and “greener” world

As many as seven million people worldwide die each year from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases associated with indoor or outdoor air pollution.

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Road traffic fatalities take an “unacceptable toll”

Globally, 1.2 million people die each year on the roads, taking an “unacceptable toll” on communities.

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Mentally ill entitled to lives of dignity

Those suffering from mental illness should be empowered to live lives of dignity.  That’s the focus of this year’s World Mental Health Day, which will be commemorated globally on Saturday.

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Adolescent health care targeted by UN

Young people around the world are expected to benefit from new guidelines issued by the UN aimed at improving adolescent health.

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Malaria targets achieved but funding must triple to beat it

The ambitious global goal of tackling one of the oldest killers known to humans – malaria – has been achieved, the UN has said.

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WHO appeals for “safe corridor” in Yemen

Warring parties in Taiz governorate in Yemen are being urged by the World Health Organization (WHO) to observe a ceasefire and demilitarize hospitals and health facilities to allow the safe delivery of humanitarian aid.

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Strong community involvement prevented Ebola cases in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is down to its last chain of Ebola virus transmission, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Monday.

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Progress in South Sudan in fight against cholera

Progress is being made in South Sudan to protect children and at-risk populations against cholera, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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“World has learned from the Ebola experience”

The world has learned from the Ebola experience, according to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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