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World Immunization Week, 24-30 April

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The crisis in north-eastern Nigeria

Photos from Borno State, Lake Chad region, other parts of north-eastern Nigeria.

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Children and environment

Infographics on how environmental exposures start in the womb, and can have effects throughout life.

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March 2017 -- Video on why quality management matters in laboratories


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Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO speaking at the plenary session of the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly.
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  • Opening remarks at the 60th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs
    13 March 2017 – In her opening remarks, Dr Chan welcomed the prominence given to public health needs and solutions in the outcome document of last year's UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem. She emphasized the importance of programmes for drug users that rely on medication-assisted therapies and the exchange of injection equipment, and look after the special medical needs of drug users, especially when infected with HIV or viral hepatitis.

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