World Health Organization

UN Gender Focus: Yemen, Portugal and epidemic diseases

Yemen conflict having “devastating” effect on women of reproductive age

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“Political commitment” needed to tackle alcohol abuse in South Sudan

“Political commitment” and effective policies are what’s needed to tackle the scourge of drug and alcohol abuse in South Sudan.

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Unhealthy environment behind 1 in 4 global deaths

Nearly a quarter of all deaths globally are the result of people living or working in unhealthy environments, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

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More “security guarantees” needed before UN aid reaches Syrian civilians

More “security guarantees” are needed from all sides in the Syrian conflict, before UN aid convoys can deliver vital aid to stranded civilians, despite a major decrease in fighting since Saturday, due to the so-called “cessation in hostilities” agreement.

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Benin responds to illness spread by tiny rat

Authorities in Benin are responding to what they are calling an “epidemic” of a severe illness that causes bleeding.

Lassa Fever is transmitted through contact with food or other items contaminated with the faeces or urine of a tiny rodent species known as the multimammate rat.

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Reducing risk factors can prevent one-third of cancer cases: WHO

About one-third of cancer cases can be prevented by limiting tobacco use, lowering alcohol consumption and doing more exercise.

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Microcephaly the big threat, not Zika virus itself, WHO emphasizes

The medical condition which causes birth abnormalities in babies that’s being linked to the Zika virus is the main threat to health, the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasized on Wednesday.

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UN Gender Focus: zika virus, climate change and indigenous languages

Zika virus now in at least 18 countries in Latin America and Caribbean

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Zika virus spreads to 18 countries

A virus that could result in devastating birth defects has now spread to at least 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a branch of the World Health Organization.

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End of “devastating” outbreak of Ebola disease

The deadly Ebola epidemic is over in Liberia, bringing an end to what’s been described as a “devastating and difficult” outbreak.

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