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WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and control of the leading killers on the planet – noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart and lung disease, cancers, and diabetes. The WHO Independent Global High-level Commission on NCDs is co-chaired by President Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay; President Maithripala...

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Categories: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, noncommunicable disease [subject], chronic diseases, press release [doctype]

WHO has issued new recommendations to establish global care standards for healthy pregnant women and reduce unnecessary medical interventions. Worldwide, an estimated 140 million births take place every year. Most of these occur without complications for women and their babies. Yet, over the past 20 years, practitioners have increased the use of interventions that were previously only used to avoid risks or treat complications, such as oxytocin infusion to speed up labour or caesarean sections.

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Categories: labour [subject], delivery, normal delivery, normal labour, childbirth, maternal health [subject], maternal mortality, maternal, antenatal care, mother, childbirth, maternal welfare

14 February 2017 – The sixteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 7 February 2018 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited member states attending via teleconference.

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Categories: poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis

WHO’s first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries.

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Categories: antimicrobial resistance [subject], environmental health [subject], healthy environments, environment, environmental pollution, pollution, mental health [subject], mental health promotion

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Chaos is a part of all of our lives. Sometimes we try to control it. And other times, we just have to live with it. On this week's Radio Replay, we explore different strategies for coping with chaos.

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Violent crime is usually a matter of public safety. But some researchers say it's also a public health issue, because crime can spread like a disease and change the behavior of entire communities.

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At a nightclub in Liberia, the photographer Yagazie Emezi found a stylish music scene unencumbered by the country’s past.

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Cataracts usually afflict the old, but doctors in Africa have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as 5.

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed almost 10,000 people, but it appears the number of people dying from the virus is finally slowing down.

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BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding has been out with Liberia's ''Ebola detectives'', as they attempt to bring the caseload down to zero.

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New Ebola infections have fallen in Liberia, but it still has the problem of what to do with huge quantities of potentially infectious human waste.

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