Tuberculosis ranks alongside HIV as leading killer worldwide: WHO report

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tuberculosis ranks alongside HIV as leading killer worldwide: WHO report 

GENEVA, Oct. 29 — In 2014, tuberculosis (TB) killed 1.5 million people, 400,000 of whom were HIV-positive, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, ranking the disease alongside HIV as a leading killer worldwide.

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WHO cites ARMM for hygiene programs for public school children

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on WHO cites ARMM for hygiene programs for public school children 

COTABATO CITY, Oct. 27 -– The Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized the hygiene programs of the Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) for public school students in the region, an education official announced today.

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WHO report linking meat to cancer "absurd" — Australian minister

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on WHO report linking meat to cancer "absurd" — Australian minister 

CANBERRA, Oct. 27 — Australia's Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce on Tuesday slammed a World Health Organization (WHO) report which said bacon, sausages and other processed meats were carcinogenic to humans.

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Secondhand smoke kills over .1M people in China — WHO

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Secondhand smoke kills over .1M people in China — WHO 

BEIJING, Oct. 20 — Secondhand smoke causes more than 100,000 deaths in china annually, the WHO has said as it called on the world's largest tobacco consuming nation to enact a national tobacco control law.

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China-Africa health forum adopts Cape Town Declaration

October 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on China-Africa health forum adopts Cape Town Declaration 

CAPE TOWN, Oct. 7 — Chinese and African health officials on Tuesday adopted the Cape Town Declaraion which outlines the objectives for future cooperation in health development.

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Ebola may stop spreading by end of 2015

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ebola may stop spreading by end of 2015 

GENEVA, Sept. 10 — African countries are expected to be declared Ebola-free by the end of 2015, said World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director-General Bruce Aylward on Wednesday.

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Child mortality in Brazil drops 73% in 25 years

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Child mortality in Brazil drops 73% in 25 years 

BRASILIA, Sept. 10 — brazil has seen its child mortality rate fall by 73 percent between 1990 and 2015, according to new statistics published Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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India declared tetanus free for mothers, newborns: Modi

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on India declared tetanus free for mothers, newborns: Modi 

NEW DELHI, Aug. 27 — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that mothers and newborns are free from tetanus at the time of birth in India.

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DOH reports over 170% increase in HFMD in the first 6 mos of 2015

July 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOH reports over 170% increase in HFMD in the first 6 mos of 2015 

MANILA, July 27 — The Department of Health (DOH) recorded a total of 612 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) nationwide during the first six months of this year, 175.7 percent higher than the 222 reported during the same period in 2014.

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Int'l aid delivered to Yemen to cope with health crisis

June 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on Int'l aid delivered to Yemen to cope with health crisis 

UNITED NATIONS, June 24 — The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that health kits, IV fluids and other essential medicines have been delivered to health facilities in four governorates in Yemen in the past week, for the treatment of more than 438,000 people, including treatment of patients with dengue fever, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Tuesday.

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