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New WHO Global Compact to speed up action to tackle diabetes

The World Health Organization’s  new Global Diabetes Compact aims to bring a much-needed boost to efforts to prevent diabetes and...
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WHO calls for comprehensive, equitable access to healthcare for every Chagas disease patient

<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Today on World Chagas Disease Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for comprehensive and equitable access to health...
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WHO and the International Organisation of the Francophonie (IOF) sign Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen access to health in Francophone countries

The World Health Organization and the International Organisation of the Francophonie (IOF) today signed a memorandum of understanding to scale up...
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Benefits of continuing to provide life-saving HIV services outweigh the risk of COVID-19 transmission by 100 to 1

<p>UNAIDS and WHO have supported mathematical modelling to establish the benefits of continuing HIV services compared to the potential harm...
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US$ 1.4 trillion lost every year to tobacco use – New tobacco tax manual shows ways to save lives, money and build back better after COVID-19

WHO’s new technical manual on tobacco tax policy and administration shows countries ways to cut down on over US$1.4 trillion in...
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Meeting of the Guidelines Development Group (GDG) for the update and consolidation of guidelines for safe abortion care

WHO has released new details regarding membership of the Guidelines Development Group (GDG) for the update and consolidation of the...
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COVAX reaches over 100 economies, 42 days after first international delivery

The COVAX Facility has now delivered life-saving vaccines to over 100 economies since making its first international delivery to Ghana...
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WHO launches Progress Indicators to measure access to assistive technology

Today, 1 billion people globally need assistive technology to lead healthy, productive and dignified lives but only 1 in 10...
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Interim statement of the COVID-19 subcommittee of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 subcommittee of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) has reviewed reports of rare cases of...
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Alisson Becker and WHO Foundation launch campaign to raise resources and support treatment for COVID-19 patients starting in the Americas

“Give a Breath for Health” campaign launched on World Health Day to kickstart global effort for purchasing oxygen and other...
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