Tag: WHO

HEALTH/FOOD

Interesting Key Facts About Abortion

Abortion is a common health intervention. It is safe when carried out using a method recommended by WHO, appropriate to the pregnancy duration, and by someone with the necessary skills. Six out of 10 of all unintended pregnancies end in an induced abortion. Around 45% of all abortions are unsafe, of which 97% take place in developing countries. Unsafe abortion […]

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WHO Reveals Shocking Extent Of Exploitative Formula Milk Marketing

The second report in a series detailing exploitative marketing practices employed by US$ 55 billion baby formula industry, shows parents, particularly mothers, are being insidiously and persistently targeted online Formula milk companies are paying social media platforms and influencers to gain direct access to pregnant women and mothers at some of the most vulnerable moments in their lives. The global […]

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PAHO Continues To Partner With Member States To Boost Take-Up Of Vaccines

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) continues to partner with member countries having low COVID-19 immunization coverage, to boost the take-up of vaccines. PAHO Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, who notes that there are adequate doses available “to meet demand everywhere in our region”, says the organization has been collaborating with stakeholders in planning and implementing national vaccine delivery strategies. “We […]

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WHO Says Unequal Treatment Meted Out

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a recent report said that the world was treating humanitarian crises affecting black and white lives unequally, with only a “fraction” of the attention on Ukraine given elsewhere. He said the emergencies happening in other parts of the world were not being given the attention they deserved and hoped […]

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WHO Advises Ukraine To Destroy High-Threat Pathogens

The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised Ukraine to destroy high-threat pathogens housed in the country’s public health laboratories to prevent any potential spills that would spread disease among the population. Like many other countries, Ukraine has public health laboratories researching how to mitigate the threats of dangerous diseases affecting both animals and humans including, most recently, COVID-19.  Its labs […]

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Case Of Wild Polio Hits Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) says a case of wild polio has emerged in Africa for the first time in five years. Malawian health authorities have declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 after a case was detected in the capital Lilongwe. The poliovirus paralyzed a three-year-old girl. Health authorities say a laboratory test found the strain to be […]

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WHO Head Warns “It’s Better To Be Careful”

The World Health Organization (WHO)has warned that although the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic is petering out, countries must maintain mask mandates and other public health protocols. The WHO noted that if the world achieves a vaccination rate of 70 percent by this July, it will diminish the chance of any new variant emerging. WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus […]

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COVID-19 Health Care Waste Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen

The World Health Organization (WHO) in a press release noted that tens of thousands of tonnes of extra medical waste from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has put tremendous strain on health care waste management systems around the world, threatening human and environmental health and exposing a dire need to improve waste management practices. The report stated that the […]

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WHO — Omicron Cases On Rapid

The World Health Organization (WHO) said there are ‘still limited data’ on the clinical severity of the new Omicron variant, which has so far been reported in 89 countries. The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading significantly faster than the Delta strain in countries with documented community transmission, with the number of cases doubling in 1.5 to 3 days, […]