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  • Statement regarding interim findings of WHO assessment of deaths of children in Idleb Governorate, Syria
    27 September 2014 -- WHO assessment of the cause of the death of 15 children in rural Idleb, northern Syria has concluded that the most likely cause of the event was the incorrect use of a drug called Atracurium as a diluent for Measles/Rubella vaccine.
  • World Heart Day 2014: salt reduction saves lives
    25 September 2014 -- On World Heart Day, held 29 September, WHO is calling on countries to take action on the overuse of salt by implementing WHO’s sodium reduction recommendations to cut the number of people experiencing heart disease and stroke, and, in turn, save lives.
  • Study warns swift action needed to curb exponential climb in Ebola outbreak
    22 September 2014 -- Unless Ebola control measures in west Africa are enhanced quickly, experts from the WHO and Imperial College, London, predict numbers will continue to climb exponentially, and more than 20 000 people will have been infected by early November, according to a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine released 6 months after WHO was first notified of the outbreak in west Africa.

WHO: World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2014

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