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WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will lead WHO’s delegation to the Belt and Road High Level Meeting for Health Cooperation: Towards a Health Silk Road to be held in Beijing, 18–19 August 2017, as part of his first official visit to the People’s Republic of China since taking office…

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The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen this year hit the half a million mark on Sunday, and nearly 2000 people have died since the outbreak began to spread rapidly at the end of April. The overall caseload nationwide has declined since early July, particularly in the worst affected areas.…

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The fourteenth 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 3 August 2017 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited member states attending via teleconference.…

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The Secretary of State published a Notice on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 that will restrict the use of U.S. passports to travel into, in, or through North Korea/the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), effective Friday, September 1, 2017. The Secretary has authorized the restriction due…

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No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, according to a new report by UNICEF and WHO in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective, a new initiative to increase global breastfeeding rates.

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New WHO data from 28 countries - representing approximately 70% of the global hepatitis burden - indicate that efforts to eliminate hepatitis are gaining momentum. Published to coincide with World Hepatitis Day, the data reveal that nearly all 28 countries have established high-level national hepatitis…

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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director, David Beasley and WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, following their joint visit to Yemen

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WHO has detailed an increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs in a new report, warning that this is a growing threat. The 2017 WHO HIV drug resistance report shows that in 6 of the 11 countries surveyed, over 10% of people starting antiretroviral therapy had a strain of HIV resistant to the most widely…

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The WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic finds that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas.

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The SDG Health Price Tag, published today in The Lancet Global Health, estimates the costs and benefits of progressively expanding health services in order to reach 16 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) health targets in 67 low- and middle-income countries that account for 75% of the world’s population.

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Worldwide, 12.9 million infants, nearly 1 in 10, did not receive any vaccinations in 2016, according to the most recent WHO and UNICEF immunization estimates.

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Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10 people, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF.

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7 July 2017 – Data from 77 countries show that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea – a common sexually-transmitted infection – more difficult, and sometimes impossible, to treat. Some countries – particularly high-income ones, where surveillance is best – are finding cases of the infection…

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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, will lead the WHO delegation participating in the G20 Summit taking place on 7–8 July 2017, in Hamburg, Germany. The 2017 G20 meeting is the first time that the international forum will include a comprehensive health track among its deliberations.

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1 July 2017 | GENEVA – Today, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus takes office as Director-General of the World Health Organization. The Director-General is WHO's chief technical and administrative officer and oversees the policy for the Organization's international health work.

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The joint UN statement on ending discrimination in health care settings calls for health workers to fulfil their responsibilities, but also to have their rights protected.

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The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world.

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Abuse of older people on the rise – 1 in 6 affected

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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 Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is in USA to share his vision for the WHO with global leaders.

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