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 2018-04-20 00:10 

WHO

Lassa Fever Nigeria...

From 1 January through 15 April 2018, 1849 suspected cases have been reported from 21 states (Abia, Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Federal Capital Territory, Gombe, Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Rive...

 2018-04-11 15:25 

World Health Organization

WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally...

WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children und...

 2018-04-11 10:00 

World Health Organization

WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria...

WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhi...

 2018-04-10 16:00 

World Health Organization

Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026...

Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners. The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epi...

 2018-04-09 01:00 

WHO

Listeriosis Australia...

On 2 March 2018, the Australian National Focal Point (NFP) notified WHO of an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis) associated with the consumption of rockmelons (cantaloupe) from a single grower....

 2018-04-05 09:00 

World Health Organization

WHO at 70 - working for better health for everyone, everywhere...

On 7 April, World Health Day, the World Health Organization marks its 70th anniversary. Over the past 7 decades, WHO has spearheaded efforts to rid the world of killer diseases like smallpox and to fight against deadly habits like tobacco use. This year, ...

 2018-03-29 01:00 

WHO

Cholera Somalia...

The ongoing cholera outbreak in Somalia started in December 2017. As of 18 March 2018, a total of 1613 cholera cases, including nine deaths (case fatality rate = 0.6 %), have been reported from four regions: Hiraan, Banadir, Lower Juba and Middle Shabelle...

 2018-03-28 00:00 

WHO

Listeriosis South Africa...

Disease outbreak news for listeria in South Africa....

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