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Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease

22. December 2016 - 18:30
Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease
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WHO calls for urgent resumption of medical evacuations from besieged east Aleppo

16. December 2016 - 16:10
The World Health Organization is calling for medical evacuation of the sick and injured from east Aleppo to be resumed as quickly as possible. Almost 200 patients were safely transferred to hospitals in western rural Aleppo, Idlib and Turkey before all evacuations were aborted this morning, leaving many more in need of medical care stranded.
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WHO celebrates achievements in 2016, despite global health challenges

16. December 2016 - 4:10
WHO Director-General, Dr Chan's end of the year statement for 2016
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Dr Halfdan T. Mahler, WHO’s third Director-General, dies at 93

15. December 2016 - 3:10
WHO is saddened by the death of Dr Halfdan T. Mahler on XX December 2016. Dr Mahler served as Director-General of WHO from 1973-1988.
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Full impact of devastated health services in north-eastern Nigeria revealed by WHO report

14. December 2016 - 5:30
Full impact of devastated health services in north-eastern Nigeria revealed by WHO report
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WHO steps up response in Aleppo and demands that health personnel be protected

13. December 2016 - 9:10
WHO steps up response in Aleppo and demands that health personnel be protected
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Malaria control improves for vulnerable in Africa, but global progress off-track

12. December 2016 - 19:00
WHO’s World Malaria Report 2016 reveals that children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa have greater access to effective malaria control.
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New WHO data portal to help track progress towards universal health coverage

12. December 2016 - 3:15
To mark Universal Health Coverage Day, the World Health Organization today launched a new data portal to track progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) around the world.
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UN, international health and development agencies to promote environmentally and socially responsible procurement of health commodities

7. December 2016 - 12:00
UN, international health and development agencies to promote environmentally and socially responsible procurement of health commodities
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WHO issues new guidance on HIV self-testing ahead of World AIDS Day

29. November 2016 - 6:57
In advance of World AIDS Day, WHO has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing to improve access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis.
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