Ebola crisis prompts $100m WHO emergency fund

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The World Health Organization is to set up a $100m (£63m) emergency contingency fund following the Ebola outbreak, its director-general has announced.

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Liberia declared Ebola-free after weeks of no cases

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Liberia declared Ebola-free after weeks of no cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia free of the Ebola virus, confirming that the country has had no new cases in 42 days.

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Imprisonment for heavily drunk drivers in Vietnam is necessary: WHO rep

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Imprisonment for heavily drunk drivers in Vietnam is necessary: WHO rep

The World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Vietnam has proposed that authorities consider heavier penalties, including imprisonment, for heavily drunk drivers as a measure to improve traffic safety.

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Europe's obesity crisis expands to 'enormous proportions'

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Europe's obesity crisis expands to 'enormous proportions'

Europe faces an obesity crisis of "enormous proportions" as unhealthy diets and physical inactivity inflate waistlines and health costs, the World Health Organization claimed Wednesday.

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Nepal quake: Latest death toll 7040, over 14,000 injured

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Nepal quake: Latest death toll 7040, over 14,000 injured

To Nepal, officials have announced that the death toll from last week's earthquake has surpassed 7,040. Over 14,000 people are also known to have been injured. As of Saturday, around 2.5 million people were living in temporary shelters. Food, clean water and sanitary facilities are in severe shortage.

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Vietnamese-made vaccine achieves WHO’s NRA

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Vietnam becomes one of 39 nations in the world which the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed its vaccine to achieve the national regulatory authorities. This means Vietnamese vaccine is good enough.

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World failing in fight against antibiotic resistance: WHO

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World failing in fight against antibiotic resistance: WHO

The world is doing far too little to combat the misuse of antibiotics which is fueling drug resistance and allowing long-treatable diseases to become killers, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

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Road crashes claim 2,000 child lives in Vietnam every year

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Around 2,000 children are killed annually in road traffic crashes in Vietnam, according to World Health Organization statistics released on Monday.

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Weedkiller likely cause of Nigeria 'mystery disease': WHO

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Weedkiller likely cause of Nigeria 'mystery disease': WHO

Pesticide poisoning was the likely cause of the mysterious deaths of at least 18 people in a southwestern Nigerian town earlier this week, the World Health Organization said Sunday.

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WHO warns of Caesarean 'epidemic'

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WHO warns of Caesarean 'epidemic'

The UN's World Health Organization on Friday warned that too many women in developing and wealthy countries alike are resorting unnecessarily to Caesarean sections to give birth.

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Vietnam’s cancer increase fuelled by alcohol abuse

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Vietnam’s cancer increase fuelled by alcohol abuse

(VOV) - According to a World Health Organization (WHO) comparison of per capita consumption in litres of pure alcohol, Vietnamese—at 8.7 litres per year—out-drink residents of all other Southeast Asian nations.

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WHO vouchsafes assistance to Vietnam in ensuring food safety

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WHO vouchsafes assistance to Vietnam in ensuring food safety

The World Health Organization (WHO) is committed to standing side by side with the Vietnamese government in ensuring food safety, Jeffery Kobza, acting chief representative of the WHO in Vietnam, has said.

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Vigorous exercise helps people live longer: study

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Vigorous exercise helps people live longer: study

Vigorous exercise, the kind that makes you sweat, get red in the face and breathe hard, may be better than moderate exercise when it comes to living longer, researchers said Monday.

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5,000 had food poisoning in Vietnam last year: WHO

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5,000 had food poisoning in Vietnam last year: WHO

Rapid economic development brings challenge to ensuring food safety in Vietnam where more than 5,000 people were affected by food poisoning last year, according to the World Health Organization.

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India to measure air quality in world's most polluted capital

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India to measure air quality in world's most polluted capital

India's government launched a new air quality index on Monday, under intense pressure to act after the World Health Organization declared New Delhi the world's most polluted capital.

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