Ten years in public health 2007-2017
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Ten years in public health 2007-2017

Today we begin the launch of “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” – a report that chronicles the evolution of global public health over the decade that I have served as Director-General at WHO. This series of chapters, which will be published over the next 6 ...

June 12, 2017
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Health sector leading the way on adapting SDGs in Kyrgyzstan
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Health sector leading the way on adapting SDGs in Kyrgyzstan

All Member States of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Now, countries are engaged in adapting this framework to their national contexts and the specific realities they face at the country level. In ...

June 08, 2017
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WHO Global hepatitis report, 2017
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WHO Global hepatitis report, 2017

In May 2016, the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS) on viral hepatitis 2016–2021. The GHSS calls for the elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030 (reducing new infections by 90% and mortality by 65%). This WHO Global ...

May 30, 2017
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World Health Statistics 2017
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World Health Statistics 2017

Almost half of all deaths globally are now recorded with a cause, new data from WHO show, highlighting improvements countries have made on collecting vital statistics and monitoring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Several countries have made significant strides towards strengthening the data they ...

May 18, 2017
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WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected. TB, the world’s top infectious disease killer, claims 5 ...

March 24, 2017
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WHO guidelines on hepatitis B and C testing

Overview Testing and diagnosis of hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) infection is the gateway for access to both prevention and treatment services, and is a crucial component of an effective response to the hepatitis epidemic. Early identification of persons with chronic HBV or HCV infection ...

February 22, 2017
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