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WHO Director-General elect welcomes new funding for polio eradication

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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