World Health Organization

“Making Every Baby Count” to prevent infant and maternal deaths

Every year, 2.7 million babies die within the first month of life and roughly the same number are stillborn, according to data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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UN Gender Focus: violence against children, child brides and disarmament

Bid to end violence “that affects one billion children per year”

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Largest cholera vaccination programme ever planned for Haiti

The largest vaccination programme “ever done” to fight cholera in Haiti, is due to begin soon, initially targeting 750,000 in the centre of the Caribbean island nation.

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New international project launches to help gather life-saving data

A new project to help gather life-saving data on health trends has been launched, involving 18 countries from around the world.

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“Lot more needs to be done” to boost blood-giving in developing countries

“A lot more needs to be done” to help boost blood donation in many low-income countries, according to the World Health Organization, (WHO).

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Panama’s First Lady: Empowering girls is key to beating HIV

Ending the HIV and AIDS epidemic will not be possible without doing more to prevent the world’s 1.8 billion teenagers from being exposed to the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) believes.

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New guidelines to improve care for FGM survivors

New guidelines on the management of health complications from Female Genital Mutilation or FGM have been released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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UN Gender Focus: wartime sexual violence, indigenous peoples and refugee mothers

Sexual violence in conflict crimes “so bad” in South Sudan

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Psychological treatment for refugee mothers can greatly improve children’s futures

Providing psychological treatment to traumatized refugee mothers can greatly improve their children’s futures.

That’s according to Michael Wessells, Professor in the Program on Forced Migration and Health at Columbia University.

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Yellow fever vaccination essential for Angola, WHO tells travellers

The yellow fever outbreak in Angola has now killed 258 people and there are fears that it could spread rapidly unless preventative measures are taken quickly, the World Health Organization (WHO)

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