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COVID: a single dose is sufficient…

WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the SAGE media briefing – 2 October 2023 2 October 2023العربية中文FrançaisEspañol Good morning, good afternoon and good evening, Today is a great day for health, a great day for science, and a great day for vaccines. I offer my warmest

Participation of the Holy See in the World Health Organization

Comunicato della Santa Sede, 01.06.2021[B0350] Lunedì 31 maggio 2021, l’Assemblea Mondiale della Sanità ha adottato, per consenso, la Risoluzione intitolata Participation of the Holy See in the World Health Organization presentata dall’Italia, che formalizza la partecipazione della Santa Sede ai lavori dell’Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità in qualità

Urgent health challenges for the next decade

As a new year and a new decade kick off, WHO is releasing a list of urgent, global health challenges. This list, developed with input from our experts around the world, reflects a deep concern that leaders are failing to invest enough resources in core

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WHO launches first World report on vision

At least 2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed 8 October 2019 News release Geneva العربية中文FrançaisРусскийEspañol More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment  because they do

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Ebola: This is about mothers, fathers and children…

Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern 17 July 2019 News release Geneva العربية中文FrançaisРусскийEspañol WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a

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Rare Disease Day 2019

WHAT? Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives. The campaign targets primarily the general public and also seeks to

Of all human diseases, 60% originate in animals

Of all human diseases, 60% originate in animals – “One Health” is the only way to keep antibiotics working Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to global health. As a result of infection with drug-resistant bacteria an estimated 700 000 people die each year worldwide.


World Health Day - call for universal health coverage According to the WHO chief, universal health coverage is key to safer, fairer world The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday marked World Health Day, with a strong call for universal health coverage,

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Eliminate hepatitis: WHO News release 27 JULY 2017 | GENEVA - 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

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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 News release 6 JUNE 2017 | GENEVA - New advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for

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