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WHO labels avian influenza as “worrying”, with the possibility of a pandemic

The avian influenza virus is currently having a large strain outbreak called H5N1, which researchers confirm can infect various species.
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Treatments for Alzheimer’s disease: understanding causes, diagnosis, prevention & cure

Abbas Kanani, Superintendent Pharmacist at Chemist Click Online Pharmacy, walks us through treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, researching the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and cure.
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Reducing the burden of cardiovascular diseases in Africa

Dr Prebo Barango and Prof Jean-Marie Dangou from the WHO Regional Office for Africa argue that reducing the burden of cardiovascular diseases in Africa is imperative.
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A current analysis of mental health in the workplace

Dr Florence Baingana, Regional Advisor, Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders, World Health Organization (WHO) African Region, provides an update on mental health in the workplace.
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Time to strengthen palliative care across Europe

Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, Dr Tomas Zapata and Dr Satish Mishra, from WHO/Europe, argue that now is time to strengthen palliative care across the European Region.
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Oral health at the forefront of the global healthcare

Markus Sebastian, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA, Align Technology, discusses the importance of placing oral health at the forefront of the global healthcare agenda.
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The EU’s role in global cooperation for public health

The Covid-19 pandemic and emerging threats such as Monkeypox have demonstrated the need for global cooperation on public health.
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Hepatitis C virus elimination: A potential global success story

Dr Zisis Kozlakidis and Dr Dewi Nur Aisyah examine Hepatitis C virus elimination and weigh up if this has the potential to become a global success story.
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Osteoporosis: An important NCD component of WHO’s vision for healthy ageing

World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, describes what we need to know about osteoporosis prevention, management and treatment, an integral component of their vision for healthy ageing.

The Oslo Medicines Initiative: Making people’s access to medicines a reality

WHO Regional Office for Europe and the Ministry of Health and Care Services, Norway, reveal how making people’s access to medicines is a reality thanks to the Oslo Medicines Initiative.

Challenges, progress, opportunities: European and Central Asian health systems

New WHO studies look at health systems across 14 countries in Europe and Central Asia to reveal how to better invest in and benefit the health of millions.
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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.

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