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Montevideo, December 17th 2018 - 00:27 UTC

Tag: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 08:16 UTC

    WHO certifies Paraguay malaria-free

     “Success stories like Paraguay’s show what is possible. If malaria can be eliminated in one country, it can be eliminated in all countries” said Dr Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    The World Health Organization (WHO) certified Paraguay as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to be granted this status since Cuba in 1973. “It gives me great pleasure today to certify that Paraguay is officially free of malaria,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, in a recorded statement.

  • Friday, May 18th 2018 - 08:42 UTC

    Ebola outbreak in Congo's jungle and in urban area of a 1.2m city

    DRC's Health ministry announced the finding, after laboratory tests conducted by the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, confirmed one specimen as positive

    One new case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been confirmed in Wangata, one of the three health zones of Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2 million people in Equateur Province in northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo. United Nations troops are stationed in the area as part of the peacekeeping effort.

  • Monday, May 7th 2018 - 08:20 UTC

    WHO claims 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants

    Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution.

    Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution.

  • Thursday, April 12th 2018 - 09:04 UTC

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

    Breastfeeding is vital to a child’s lifelong health, and reduces costs for health facilities, families, and governments.

    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 under age 5 annually.