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Who is the COP27 Youth Envoy and what do they do?

Dr Omnia El Omrani has been selected as the COP27 Youth Envoy, where she is to engage with the wider community to contribute to promoting the inclusion of global young voices.
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Disease X and other high priority diseases

According to the WHO, Disease X refers to a hypothetical, unknown pathogen that could cause a future epidemic.
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Does the alcohol industry donate to the WHO foundation?

The WHO foundation should not accept donations from the alcohol industry, according to reviewers of the loopholes in the Gift Acceptance Policy.
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WHO licensing agreement can improve access to COVID health technologies

The WHO licensing agreement with the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and US National Institutes of Health (NIH) should improve access to some COVID health technologies, like early-stage vaccines and diagnostic tools.
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WHO says COVID pandemic caused 14.9 million excess deaths 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) say the pandemic led to 14.9 million global excess deaths, caused either by the virus itself or disrupted access to healthcare.
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Noncommunicable diseases strategy to save 50 million people by 2030

The World Health Organisation, in liaison with Ghana and Norway, announced a noncommunicable diseases strategy that aims to save 50 million people by 2030.
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Higher cigarette taxes could prevent 182,000 child deaths, globally

Child death rates could be reduced by higher cigarette taxes - as regions with the lowest tobacco tax also have the worst child health issues.
HIV stigma

The life-threatening perseverance of HIV stigma

The stigma, discrimination and lack of understanding around HIV is still persisting even 41 years after the first reported case
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Moderna signs agreement for first mRNA factory in Africa

Separate to WHO efforts to conduct a technology transfer, Moderna signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kenya to build the first mRNA factory in Africa.
Long COVID definitions

Two studies create new definition for Long COVID

A new definition for Long COVID, alongside key effects in young people, has been developed by two NIHR funded studies.
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Tuberculosis prevention efforts in Africa

Dr Michel Gasana & Dr Hugues Lago from WHO - Regional Office for Africa, spoke to OAG about the status of tuberculosis prevention
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What can be done to protect women from unsafe abortions?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) explains changes are necessary to protect women and girls from the health consequences of unsafe abortions.
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WHO supports two new drugs for COVID-19 treatment

The two drugs, tested across seven trials on 4,000 COVID patients, can protect the immune system from overloading and lessen chances of ventilation.
alcohol consumption

Alcohol consumption: The public health issue

Alcohol consumption is a public health issue - it is one of the leading risk factors to health globally, says Elisabeth Morgans from C3
men's health

The importance of addressing men’s health in 2021

Men’s health, both physical and mental is a topic that often gets brushed under the carpet. Here we explore what is being done to ensure men are receiving the healthcare they need this ‘Movember’.
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WHO approves Bharat Biotech Covaxin for emergency use

Today (3 November) the World Health Organisation has approved the COVID vaccine, Bharat Biotech Covaxin, for Emergency Use Authorisation.
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Scientists find link between health policies and political favouritism

A new study reveals that WHO public health policies are poorly implemented in countries where corporations have influence via corruption and political favouritism.
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Mental health in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, Regional Director & Dr Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, Director of Country Health Policies and Systems at WHO/Europe, lift the lid on mental health in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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WHO recommends antibody treatment for immunocompromised people

The World Health Organisation, based on a study in The BMJ, finds that combining two antibody treatments could help immunocompromised people.
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WHO guidance: Feasibility of community mental health

Jonas Bull, Policy and Research Officer at Mental Health Europe, sheds light on new WHO guidance that demonstrates the feasibility of community mental health services based on human rights.

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