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Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease

WHO Press Releases - 22. December 2016 - 18:30
Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease
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WHO calls for urgent resumption of medical evacuations from besieged east Aleppo

WHO Press Releases - 16. December 2016 - 16:10
The World Health Organization is calling for medical evacuation of the sick and injured from east Aleppo to be resumed as quickly as possible. Almost 200 patients were safely transferred to hospitals in western rural Aleppo, Idlib and Turkey before all evacuations were aborted this morning, leaving many more in need of medical care stranded.
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WHO celebrates achievements in 2016, despite global health challenges

WHO Press Releases - 16. December 2016 - 4:10
WHO Director-General, Dr Chan's end of the year statement for 2016
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Dr Halfdan T. Mahler, WHO’s third Director-General, dies at 93

WHO Press Releases - 15. December 2016 - 3:10
WHO is saddened by the death of Dr Halfdan T. Mahler on XX December 2016. Dr Mahler served as Director-General of WHO from 1973-1988.
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Full impact of devastated health services in north-eastern Nigeria revealed by WHO report

WHO Press Releases - 14. December 2016 - 5:30
Full impact of devastated health services in north-eastern Nigeria revealed by WHO report
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WHO steps up response in Aleppo and demands that health personnel be protected

WHO Press Releases - 13. December 2016 - 9:10
WHO steps up response in Aleppo and demands that health personnel be protected
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Malaria control improves for vulnerable in Africa, but global progress off-track

WHO Press Releases - 12. December 2016 - 19:00
WHO’s World Malaria Report 2016 reveals that children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa have greater access to effective malaria control.
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New WHO data portal to help track progress towards universal health coverage

WHO Press Releases - 12. December 2016 - 3:15
To mark Universal Health Coverage Day, the World Health Organization today launched a new data portal to track progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) around the world.
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UN, international health and development agencies to promote environmentally and socially responsible procurement of health commodities

WHO Press Releases - 7. December 2016 - 12:00
UN, international health and development agencies to promote environmentally and socially responsible procurement of health commodities
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WHO issues new guidance on HIV self-testing ahead of World AIDS Day

WHO Press Releases - 29. November 2016 - 6:57
In advance of World AIDS Day, WHO has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing to improve access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis.
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Global Patent Applications Rose to 2.9 Million in 2015 on Strong Growth From China; Demand Also Increased for Other Intellectual Property Rights

WIPO Press Release - 23. November 2016 - 4:00
Innovators in China powered global patent applications to a new record in 2015, filing more than a million applications for the first time ever within a single year amid rising worldwide demand for intellectual property rights that undergird economic activity.
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WIPO Adopts Open Access Policy for its Publications

WIPO Press Release - 16. November 2016 - 1:00
The World Intellectual Property Organization today announced its new Open Access policy to promote the widest possible public access to its publications, furthering the Organization’s commitment to the dissemination and sharing of knowledge.
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Increasing Number of Women Inventors Named in International Patent Filings Over Past Two Decades but Gender Gap Persists

WIPO Press Release - 14. November 2016 - 17:01
New analysis shows that 29% of the international patent applications filed via WIPO in 2015 included at least one woman inventor, compared with 17% in 1995, according to a WIPO study.
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WIPO Develops Cutting-Edge Translation Tool For Patent Documents

WIPO Press Release - 31. October 2016 - 1:10
The World Intellectual Property Organization has developed a ground-breaking new “artificial intelligence”-based translation tool for patent documents, handing innovators around the world the highest-quality service yet available for accessing information on new technologies.
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WIPO Launches Global Program to Help Boost Access to Patent System for Inventors with Limited Means

WIPO Press Release - 17. October 2016 - 3:10
The World Intellectual Property Organization has launched a first-of-its kind global program in which patent attorneys provide pro bono help to inventors in developing countries who want to file a patent for their invention but lack the means to do so.
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Member States Close Assemblies Meetings with Agreement to Expand External Network by Opening Two New WIPO Offices in Africa

WIPO Press Release - 11. October 2016 - 11:40
Member states agreed to expand a network of overseas offices that promote WIPO services and cooperation around the world, ending the 2016 Assemblies meetings by approving new external offices in Algeria and Nigeria while agreeing to continue discussions on the opening four other offices by end of 2019.
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Member States Unanimously Decide to Close Investigation Cases Against WIPO Director General Francis Gurry

WIPO Press Release - 7. October 2016 - 11:57
WIPO’s Coordination Committee, the governing body responsible for staff matters, agreed on October 7, 2016, to end their discussions on the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) investigation into allegations against the Director General. .
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Director General Opens Assemblies by Outlining Achievements in Past Year and Discussing Multilateralism in an Increasingly Complex IP Ecosystem

WIPO Press Release - 3. October 2016 - 3:00
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry reported excellent results in the Organization’s global intellectual property services and finances over the past year and urged member states to move forward with negotiations on the proposed Design Law Treaty.
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WIPO Director General Hails a Success for Visually Impaired People and International Community as Marrakesh Treaty Enters Into Force

WIPO Press Release - 30. September 2016 - 1:00
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry welcomed the entry into force of the Marrakesh Treaty which can now begin boosting the number of specially adapted texts for the benefit of blind and otherwise print-disabled people around the world. The “books for blind” treaty entered into force on September 30, 2016, three months after it gained the necessary 20 ratifications or accessions by WIPO member states.
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