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WHO promotes ‘Salt Awareness Week’: 5g of salt a day is OK

Posted on Wednesday, 6 March 2019 12:59 PM | No Comments
Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2016 agreed to reduce by 30% the global population’s intake of salt (sodium) by 2025. In observance of the ‘Salt Awareness...

WHO says migrants risk illness in host countries, lack access to health care

Posted on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:32 AM | No Comments
Migrants and refugees arriving in Europe are likely to be healthy but risk falling sick due to poor living conditions in their host countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a first-ever...

Curbing climate change could save millions of lives – WHO

Posted on Thursday, 6 December 2018 10:08 AM | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday (December 5) that mitigating climate change would save millions of lives at a global level. According to WHO, exposure to pollution results in seven...

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months, WHO says

Posted on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 09:19 AM | No Comments
The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday...

Poor air quality in India’s capital triggers health concerns

Posted on Monday, 12 November 2018 10:08 AM | No Comments
  Pollution levels in New Delhi, the capital of India, are over 50 times more than the allowed limits, raising people’s concerns over health especially for children. Four-year-old Avyan suffers from...

WHO sees Congo’s Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

Posted on Friday, 12 October 2018 10:44 AM | No Comments
Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is expected to last several months and could spread at any time to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but have not approved...

WHO extremely concerned about Ebola ‘perfect storm’ in Congo

Posted on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 10:56 AM | No Comments
  The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday (September 25) that the Ebola outbreak in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could deteriorate rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community...

Alcohol abuse kills 3 million people every year, WHO says

Posted on Monday, 24 September 2018 10:52 AM | No Comments
    More than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Congo Ebola outbreak not yet stabilized – WHO chief

Posted on Thursday, 30 August 2018 10:25 AM | No Comments
The number of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo is on the decline, but it is too soon to say that an outbreak is stabilizing due to difficulties...

Smoking down, but tobacco use still a major cause of death and disease, WHO says

Posted on Thursday, 31 May 2018 11:04 AM | No Comments
Fewer people are smoking worldwide, especially women, but only one country in eight is on track to meet a target of reducing tobacco use significantly by 2025, the World Health Organization (WHO)...