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  • Ebola vaccine efficacy trial ready to launch in Guinea
    5 March 2015 -- Based on promising data from initial clinical trials in late 2014, WHO with the Health Ministry of Guinea, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Epicentre and The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), will launch a Phase III trial in Guinea on 7 March to test the VSV-EBOV vaccine for efficacy and effectiveness to prevent Ebola. The vaccine was developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
  • WHO calls on countries to reduce sugars intake among adults and children
    4 March 2015 -- A new WHO guideline recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. A further reduction to below 5% or roughly 25 grams (6 teaspoons) per day would provide additional health benefits.

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Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General - Health Systems and Innovation.

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A mother and child in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.