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2017-03-20
On March 17, 2017, witnessed by Academician Zhu Chen, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China, and Academician Kaixian Chen, a total of 14 scientists from China, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong SAR, and Macau SAR executed a consensus document to ...
2016-11-30
BEIJING, China | 31 December 2013 - The World Health Organization warmly welcomes the joint policy by the General Office of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council on promoting smoke-free public places, issued on 29 December 2013, WHO Representative in China Dr Bernhard Schwartländer...
2016-09-02
Kick-off meeting for the project of “Development of easy to use and affordable biomarkers as diagnostics for Types II and III diseases” and the first technical coordination meeting had been convened in Lagos, Nigeria during 24 to 26 February 2016. On behalf of the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (NIPD), China CDC, Prof. Zhou Xiaonong...
2016-09-02
On 14 June 2016, leading experts in the control and elimination of schistosomiasis from around the world gathered in Shanghai to advance the World Health Organization’s goal to eliminate the disease in the world. Organized by the Global Schistosomiasis Alliance (GSA) and co-organized by National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (NIPD), Chinese...
2014-04-02
Two years ago, the global community convened in London to hold the most significant international meeting on NTDs in history. The event galvanized major commitments from a diverse set of partners to eliminate or control 10 NTDs by 2020 – these commitments are now known as the London Declaration. On April 2, the Uniting to Combat Neglected...
2014-03-30
On the tropical, volcanic island of Tanna, in the southernmost province of the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu, the people proudly guard their traditional tribal lifestyle, resisting modern inventions and influences. Until July 2013, however, this idyllic setting was marred by a highly contagious disease that, in many communities, infected...
2014-03-30
Place: FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy Date: 19–21 November 2014 The aim of ICN2 is to create consensus on how to address major nutrition challenges—including undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight—with a view to achieving the global nutrition targets by 2025 set by the World Health Assembly. Key goals A key...
2014-03-30
More than 2500 people have been injured in the ongoing crisis in South Sudan. WHO is working with partners on the ground to ensure they get the medical care and supplies they need. As leader of the humanitarian health cluster, WHO supports the evacuation of wounded patients to hospitals where specialist care is...
2014-03-30
Psychological first aid in emergencies, a WHO-recommended approach, is helping children who are suffering after the crisis. In many places affected by Typhoon Haiyan, children are returning to their schools to seek normalcy and comfort. Eleven-year-old Marie Catherina Al Gado Jangson walks out...

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