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WHO Director-General elect welcomes new funding for polio eradication

WHO Press Releases - 13. June 2017 - 3:45
WHO Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomes contributions and pledges of US$1.2 billion for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
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WHO DG-elect on high-level US tour to advance new vision for WHO

WHO Press Releases - 12. June 2017 - 3:45
WHO Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is in USA to share his vision for the WHO with global leaders.
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Number of suspected cholera cases reaches 100 000 in Yemen

WHO Press Releases - 8. June 2017 - 15:00
The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen continues to rise, reaching 101 820 with 791 deaths as of 7 June 2017.
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WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics, and adds medicines for hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis and cancer

WHO Press Releases - 6. June 2017 - 10:00
New advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances is among the additions to the WHO Model list of essential medicines for 2017.
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Dr Babatunde Osotimehin

WHO Press Releases - 5. June 2017 - 6:00
As Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Osotimehin was a champion of health for all, but especially for women and adolescent girls.
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Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 30 May 2017

WHO Press Releases - 30. May 2017 - 16:00
Delegates at the World Health Assembly today came to agreement on vector control, a number of issues related to noncommunicable diseases, as well as chemicals management and WHO reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Delegates welcomed the strategic approach proposed in the Global Vector Control Response (GVCR) 2017-2030. The response aims to prevent epidemics of vector-borne diseases in all countries, reduce the incidence of these diseases by at least 60% and cut mortality rates by at least 75% by 2030.
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World No Tobacco Day 2017: Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development

WHO Press Releases - 30. May 2017 - 4:30
World No Tobacco Day 2017: Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development
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Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 29 May 2017

WHO Press Releases - 29. May 2017 - 16:00
Delegates at the World Health Assembly have reached new agreements on dementia; immunization; refugee and migrant health; substandard and falsified medical products, and the world drug problem.
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Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 26 May 2017

WHO Press Releases - 25. May 2017 - 18:35
World Health Assembly focused on implementation of the International Health Regulations, and improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.
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Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 25 May

WHO Press Releases - 24. May 2017 - 18:35
The World Health Assembly today made decisions relating to polio, the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, and the health workforce.

Delegates paid tribute to ongoing efforts to end polio transmission in the last three endemic countries - Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. They expressed concern about the continued shortage of inactivated poliovirus vaccine, and noted the urgent need to contain polioviruses in safe facilities, destroy unneeded materials, and appropriately contain resources that can be used for research or other purposes. This has become particularly important since the eradication of type 2 of the wild poliovirus in 2015.
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Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 24 May

WHO Press Releases - 23. May 2017 - 18:35
WHA approved the Organization’s proposed programme budget of US$ 4421.5 million for the biennium
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WIPO Re:Search: New Plan for Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases, Malaria and TB

WIPO Press Release - 23. May 2017 - 2:11
WIPO Re:Search has launched a new five-year roadmap to guide its activities in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis.
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WIPO - Lead UN Agency for Knowledge Issues, Says United Nations Secretary-General

WIPO Press Release - 26. April 2017 - 2:26
UN Secretary-General António Guterres joined WIPO Director General Francis Gurry in celebrating World Intellectual Property Day 2017, with Mr. Guterres saying that WIPO is at the frontier of knowledge that will determine the future of the international community.
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WIPO Cybersquatting Cases Hit Record in 2016, Driven by New Top-Level Domain Names

WIPO Press Release - 15. March 2017 - 17:01
Trademark owners filed an all-time record 3,036 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with WIPO in 2016, an increase of 10% over the previous year, with over 1,200 new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) now operational.
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Record Year for International Patent Applications in 2016; Strong Demand Also for Trademark and Industrial Design Protection

WIPO Press Release - 14. March 2017 - 17:00
China’s ZTE Corporation overtook its crosstown rival Huawei Technologies as the biggest filer of international patent applications via WIPO in 2016 and U.S.-based Qualcomm Inc. claimed third position amid another year of strong demand for WIPO’s intellectual property filing services for patents, trademarks and industrial designs.
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Australian Donation Means New Life for Fund that Involves Indigenous Peoples in International Negotiations

WIPO Press Release - 1. March 2017 - 3:51
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry has welcomed an independent contribution by the Australian Government that has reinvigorated a fund supporting the participation of the world’s indigenous peoples in international negotiations hosted at WIPO.
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