World Health Organization

News in Brief 21 April 2017 (AM) – Geneva

325 million people suffer from hepatitis B and C

More than 325 million people are infected with hepatitis B or C virus, which can seriously damage the liver, and most sufferers do not get the life-saving help they need, UN health experts said on Friday.

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News in Brief 19 April 2017 (PM)

Millions pledged to combat Neglected Tropical Diseases

More than US$800 million has been pledged to combat Neglected Tropical Diseases such as river blindness, sleeping sickness and elephantiasis.

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News in Brief 18 April 2017 (PM)

UN human rights office welcomes “emblematic” Nepal murder conviction

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News in Brief 06 April 2017 (AM)

Sport a force for physical well-being and social empowerment: Bokova

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Talking about depression is the key to recovery, says WHO

Depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide and particularly those in poorer countries, UN health experts say.

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News in Brief 28 March 2017 (PM)

International concern over unrest in Kasaï provinces in DRC

Four international organizations have expressed deep concern over what they described as the “grave situation” in the Kasaï provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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News in Brief 22 March 2017 (PM)

UN “gravely concerned” at serious rights violations across Libya

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News in Brief 20 March 2017 (PM)

“High number of deaths” reported in Kananga area of DRC

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Stop polluting the future, WHO urges

If you smoke, burn fossil fuels like coal or drive a vehicle, chances are, you’re polluting the air and harming the health of those around you, the World Health Organization (WHO) is warning.

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News in Brief 27 February 2017 (AM)

Human rights fundamental to “the future we want” and reaching SDGs

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