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  • New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever
    16 September 2014 -- New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has even tripled – but overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under-five mortality by 2015.
  • First WHO report on suicide prevention
    4 September 2014 -- WHO calls for coordinated action to reduce suicides worldwide. More than 800 000 people die by suicide every year – around one person every 40 seconds, according to WHO’s first global report on suicide prevention, published today.

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WHO: World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2014

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