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One in 100 deaths is by suicide

Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide, according to WHO’s latest estimates, published today in “Suicide worldwide...
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Soaring e-waste affects the health of millions of children, WHO warns

Effective and binding action is urgently required to protect the millions of children, adolescents and expectant mothers worldwide whose health...
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The ACT Accelerator partnership welcomes commitment of 870 million vaccine doses and calls for more investment in all tools to end the pandemic

G7 leaders donate 870 million vaccine doses for low and low-middle income countries over the next year, vital for reducing...
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G7 announces pledges of 870 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, of which at least half to be delivered by the end of 2021

COVAX welcomes dose sharing commitments for 870 million additional doses to support equitable access to vaccines in 2021 and 2022,...
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Statement for healthcare professionals: How COVID-19 vaccines are regulated for safety and effectiveness

Healthcare professionals and public health authorities have a central role in discussing vaccination against COVID-19 with their patients. Vaccines play...
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Countries reaffirm commitment to ending polio at launch of new eradication strategy

Today, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) will launch the Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026: Delivering on a Promise at a...
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New WHO guidance seeks to put an end to human rights violations in mental health care

Globally, the majority of mental health care continues to be provided in psychiatric hospitals, and human rights abuses and coercive...
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WHO validates Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use and issues interim policy recommendations

<p>WHO today validated the Sinovac-CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine for <a href="https://extranet.who.int/pqweb/vaccines/covid-19-vaccines">emergency use</a>, giving countries, funders, procuring agencies and communities the assurance...
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New US$50 billion health, trade and finance roadmap to end the pandemic and secure a global recovery

<ul><li><strong>Heads of International Monetary Fund (IMT), World Bank Group (WB), World Health Organization (WHO) and World Trade Organization (WTO) issue...
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The Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly closes

More than 30 resolutions and decisions were adopted at this year's World Health Assembly in different areas of public health:...
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