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  • Cholera update in Yemen
    23 October 2016 -- The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has confirmed additional cases of cholera and cholera-related deaths in the country.
  • Update: Election process for the new WHO Director-General
    13 October 2016 | Geneva– Curricula vitae and related information are now available for the 6 candidates proposed by Member States of WHO for the position of WHO Director-General.
  • Countries start to act on noncommunicable diseases but need to speed up efforts to meet global commitments
    18 July 2016 – A new WHO report highlights the need to intensify national action to meet global targets on noncommunicable diseases such as heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and lung diseases, which collectively represent the largest cause of death in people aged under 70 years. A number of countries have put in place measures to prevent tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity, but progress is insufficient and uneven.

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