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Where in the world is Zika?

Where in the world is Zika?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 3, 2016 0

LONDON 03 February 2016 (IRIN) - The World Health Organization has declared that the strong links between Zika infection during pregnancy and microcephaly should be treated as a global public health emergency. IRIN

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Has Syria really beaten polio?

Has Syria really beaten polio?

February 2, 2015 0

GAZIANTEP/DUBAI 02 February 2015 (IRIN) - The World Health Organization has announced that Syria had seen no new cases of polio in the past year.

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Sierra Leone’s worrying Ebola trend

Sierra Leone’s worrying Ebola trend

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 8, 2014 0

FREETOWN 08 December 2014 (IRIN) - In the week ending 30 November, Sierra Leone reported 537 confirmed Ebola cases, 152 more than the previous week and over four times the combined number of

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Ebola and "the perfect storm"

Ebola and "the perfect storm"

September 24, 2014 0

LONDON 24 September 2014 (IRIN) - The new figures from the World Health Organization's (WHO) Ebola Response Team are sobering. If cases in the three worst affected countries continue to rise at the

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Briefing: How to stop a deadly fungus affecting billions

Briefing: How to stop a deadly fungus affecting billions

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 25, 2013 0

NAIROBI 25 November 2013 (IRIN) - The UN World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that billions of people in the developing world are chronically exposed to aflatoxin, a natural poison on food crops which

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Semi-synthetic artemisinin promises to boost global malaria gains

Semi-synthetic artemisinin promises to boost global malaria gains

May 9, 2013 0

NAIROBI 09 May 2013 (IRIN) - The UN World Health Organization has accepted the first semi-synthetic version of artemisinin, the key ingredient for malaria treatment globally, for use in the manufacture of drugs,

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Smart science in the fight against malaria

Smart science in the fight against malaria

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 26, 2013 0

NAIROBI 26 April 2013 (IRIN) - Malaria continues to be one of the world’s deadliest diseases, infecting more than 200 million people and killing more than 660,000 - mostly African - children annually,

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DRC considers cholera vaccination

DRC considers cholera vaccination

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 31, 2013 0

KINSHASA 31 January 2013 (IRIN) - Health experts, including those from the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF), are considering introducing immunization campaigns as a way of dealing with

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HIV/AIDS: The latest word on hormonal contraception and HIV

HIV/AIDS: The latest word on hormonal contraception and HIV

December 5, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 05 December 2012 (IRIN) - In early 2012, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) announced it could not conclusively determine whether hormonal contraceptive injections increased the risk of HIV transmission. Almost a

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In Brief: SARS-like virus in the Middle East

In Brief: SARS-like virus in the Middle East

November 28, 2012 0

DUBAI 28 November 2012 (IRIN) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a global alert after six cases of a virus resembling the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) were discovered in

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