Showing posts with label WHO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WHO. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

WHO wants farmers to reduce use of antibiotics in food production

antibiotics animals
The World Health Organization has recommended that farmers and those involved in the production of food stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Contaminated eggs scandal underlines need to enhance food safety coordination within EU

Contaminated eggs
Several European countries are affected by fipronil-contaminated eggs, causing millions of eggs to be removed from shelves in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Cholera death toll rises to 1,500 in war-torn Yemen: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said here on Saturday that a cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed 1,500 people since late April.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Australia one of"world leaders" for life expectancy: WHO

Australia is one of the "world leaders" for citizen life expectancy, ranked only behind Japan, Singapore and Switzerland, according to the results of the World Health Organization's (WHO) latest world health check.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Brazil declares end to Zika emergency

Brazil's government has declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus detected late in 2015 before becoming a global concern.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Hundreds of cholera cases reported in Yemen

At least 570 suspected cases of cholera have surfaced in war-torn Yemen in the past three weeks, sparking fears of a potential epidemic, Doctors Without Borders said today.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Excessive speed leads to one-third road traffic deaths: WHO

A new UN report suggests excessive or inappropriate speed contributes to 1 in 3 road traffic fatalities worldwide, said a spokesperson here on Friday.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Pollution reaches "unbearable" level to humanity: UN official

Pollution has reached a level which is unbearable to humanity, and one of the important solutions to current emergency is to invest in renewable energy, said UN Environment Program Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

China’s smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger

China’s smoggiest city closed schools Dec. 21 as much of the country suffered its sixth day under an oppressive haze, sparking public anger about the slow response to the threat to children’s health.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

WHO: Raising Taxes on Sugary Drinks by 20% May Reduce Cases of Obesity, Diabetes

Taxing sugary drinks may lower their consumption and, therefore, prevent associated illnesses like obesity, diabetes and tooth decay, a study by the World Health Organization (WHO) published Tuesday revealed.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

North Korean authorities mobilize population for disaster relief in country’s north

North Korean authorities have called on the population to actively participate in operations on restoring infrastructure in cities that suffered from hurricanes and torrential rains in the north of the country.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Παρίσι και Ρώμη οι πιο επιβαρυμένες ατμοσφαιρικά πόλεις

Το καμπανάκι του κινδύνου κρούει ο Παγκόσμιος Οργανισμός Υγείας καθώς η ατμοσφαιρική ρύπανση των πόλεων, παγκοσμίως, έχει αυξηθεί σε ανησυχητικό βαθμό.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

WHO report says 4 Indian cities among 10 most polluted in world

Four Indian cities are among the worst air polluted 10 cities across the world, said a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Air Pollution Levels Skyrocketing in World’s Poorest Cities

A study finds more than 80 percent of urban dwellers are exposed to alarmingly high levels of air pollution, responsible for an estimated seven million premature deaths every year. This latest report on urban air quality by the World Health Organization finds those most affected live in the world’s poorest cities.

Friday, March 18, 2016

More than 150 killed in Angola yellow fever outbreak

A yellow fever epidemic has killed 158 people in Angola, with more than 50 deaths occurring last month alone, the World Health Organization officials have said.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

UN health agency warns El Niño may increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes spreading Zika

The above-average rainfall caused by El Niño that is expected in parts of South America until May could cause floods and increases in diseases spread by mosquitoes, including malaria and the Zika virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

WHO Recommends Genetically Modified Insects to Fight Zika

WHO Recommends Genetically Modified Insects to Fight Zika
Countries dealing with Zika outbreaks should consider using controversial methods to fight its spread, such as using genetically modified mosquitoes and biological agents that stop mosquito larva from hatching, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Record temperatures linked to rise in mosquito-borne viruses

Rising temperatures will lead to increases in mosquito-borne viruses such as the Zika virus, Janos Pasztor, UN assistant secretary-general on climate change, said at a press conference Friday.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Libya asks to be labelled top health emergency by WHO

Libya on Wednesday asked the World Health Organization to raise the emergency level in the country to the highest category, saying it would help mobilise resources for people in need.

Friday, January 22, 2016

El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries – UN agency

UN, 22 January 2016 – El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries – UN agency The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners announced today they predict a major global increase in health consequences of emergencies this year due to El Niño.

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