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A report, Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis, launched today by WHO shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Source Feed: WHO news
Categories: antimicrobial resistance [subject], press release [doctype]

Multiple reported attacks on health facilities and personnel today in Syria have killed and injured health workers and disrupted health services for thousands of people. WHO condemns attacks on hospitals and health workers.

Source Feed: WHO news
Categories: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, hospitals [subject], eastern mediterranean region [region], statement [doctype], syrian arab republic [country]

Governments must step up efforts to control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) to meet globally agreed targets, including preventing the premature deaths of millions of people from these conditions, according to a new WHO report released today. Limited national progress has been made in the fight against NCDs – primarily cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases, cancers and diabetes – which are the world’s biggest killers, and claim the lives of 15 million people aged 30 to 70 years...

Source Feed: WHO news
Categories: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, noncommunicable disease [subject], chronic diseases, albania [country], european region [region], press release [doctype]

After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition released today. At the same time, multiple forms of malnutrition are threatening the health of millions worldwide. The increase – 38 million more people than the previous year – is largely due to the proliferation of violent conflicts and...

Source Feed: WHO news
Categories: nutrition [subject], malnutrition, overnutrition, food, food security, press release [doctype]


Half a million people in Sierra Leone will be able to access the life-saving cholera vaccine within weeks, the country’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation announced on Tuesday.

Source Feed: WHO news
Categories: cholera [subject], vibrio cholerae, director-general [subject], director-general [subject], african region [region], sierra leone [country]





What do the C.I.A. and Nigerian imams have to do with the fight to end polio? Retro Report examines how the worlds of politics and public health can collide.

Source Feed: The Ebola Outbreak in West Africa





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.

Source Feed: BBC News - Ebola outbreak

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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.

Source Feed: BBC News - Ebola outbreak

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.

Source Feed: BBC News - Ebola outbreak


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