World Health Assembly

Type: Organization
Name: World Health Assembly
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Taiwanese delegation invited to WHA as observer

Taiwan has been invited to attend next month’s World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva as an observer, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.Minister of Health and Welfare Chiu Wen-ta (邱文達) will lead the Taiwanese delegation, which will again be ... [Published Taipei Times Online - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Ellen Decries Donors

P resident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has detested what she considered as the declining contribution of international partners towards the health sector,a situation she said is a daunting task for the post war recovery program of   the sector.“The added challenge ... [Published New Democrat - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

DOH: Dengue cases down

By JEN MANONGDODengue cases in the country have seen over 50 percent reduction in the first quarter of the year, health authorities reported.From January 1 to March 29, a total of 15,374 dengue cases were recorded by the Department of Health (DoH), assistant ... [Published Tempo - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

EPA head first cabinet-level US official to visit in 14 years

President Ma Ying-jeou greeted Gina McCarthy with praise and enthusiasm Monday, saying that the visit by the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency was the result of six years of persistent effort to restore high-level mutual trust between ... [Published Taiwan News Online - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Are we nearing post-antibiotic era?

Durban - The first patient with pneumonia resistant to all antibiotics was recorded in South Africa last year, raising the terrifying possibility of a "post-antibiotic era".The 86-year-old man was in hospital for heart surgery when doctors discovered ... [Published IOL - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 2 reports

Pres. Sirleaf Addresses ECOWAS Health Ministers in Liberia

Monrovia — President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says if Liberia is to achieve Universal Health Coverage, it must begin to build a sustainable health financing system through domestic financing for the health sector.She admitted that it will be a daunting task ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Taiwan readies for 67th WHA in Geneva

Life MOHW Minister Chiu Wen-ta will head up efforts seeking expanded participation for Taiwan in WHO activities and programs during the upcoming WHA in Geneva. (CNA)Taiwan will take part as an observer in the 67th World Health Assembly May 19-24 in Geneva, ... [Published Taiwan Today - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Health minister to attend WHA in May

Taipei, April 10 (CNA) Minister of Health and Welfare Chiu Wen-ta is scheduled to lead a delegation to the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland May 19-24, his ministry said Thursday. Chiu received an invitation from Margaret ... [Published Taiwan News Online - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

Social Security expedites disability benefits

The World Health Organization held the first World Health Assembly in 1948, and, beginning in 1950, every year on April 7 the world comes together to observe World Health Day. Each year, World Health Day focuses on a particular subject of interest to ... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 2 reports

World Marks International Health Day

The World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7th, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), due to the concern of its member states in alerting the population on the main problems that can affect them.In 1948, the WHO held ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 2 reports

World Malaria Day on 25 April

By KARACHI: World Malaria Day will be commemorated on 25 April 2014 in order to recognize global efforts to control malaria. Global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000. Malaria still kills an estimated ... [Published Pakistan Press International - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 2 reports

Gambia to serve in WHO board

The Gambia has been admitted to serve in the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation for a three-year period from 2014 to 2017.A statement from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Banjul on Wednesday revealed that the designation is ... [Published StarAfrica.com - Apr 03 2014]

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..." CHIME's president criticized Congress, saying, "Further delay of ICD-10 discredits the considerable investment made by stakeholders across the country to modernize health care delivery."
...I was pleased to hear African country leadership heralded as a crucial force on progress against NTDs.Much of this progress was highlighted in the "Uniting to Combat NTDs:Delivering on Promises and Driving ProgressProgress report released this week."
"We need to consider other alternatives to drugs, such as vaccines and better infection control" she said
"Achieving Universal Health Coverage takes time and perseverance for it involves accessibility, affordability and quality of service" the Liberian President emphasized, adding that government is endeavoring to realize this through strong political commitment at all levels including...

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ICD-10 Delay: Politics Trump Health Data Quality [Published Information Week - 8 hours ago]
Towards Universal Health Coverage In Nigeria [Published Leadership - 14 hours ago]
Nigeria: Together, We Can Make Progress Against... [Published AllAfrica.com - 15 hours ago]
MOFA still protests WHO 'Taiwan, China' memo [Published China Post - Apr 15 2014]
Ellen Decries Donors [Published New Democrat - Apr 15 2014]
Taiwanese delegation invited to WHA as observer [Published Taipei Times Online - Apr 15 2014]
Taiwan invited to attend WHA for 6th year [Published Focus Taiwan - Apr 15 2014]
DOH: Dengue cases down [Published Tempo - Apr 15 2014]
Are we nearing post-antibiotic era? [Published IOL - Apr 14 2014]
EPA head first cabinet-level US official to vis... [Published Taiwan News Online - Apr 14 2014]
Pres. Sirleaf Addresses ECOWAS Health Ministers... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 14 2014]
President Ma meets delegation of ambassadors fr... [Published Office of the President, Taiwan - Apr 14 2014]
Dengue cases drop over 50 percent in 1Q [Published Manila Bulletin - Apr 14 2014]
Ellen considers health equity fund [Published The NewDawn - Apr 14 2014]
The Canadian fighting to rid the world of polio [Published Toronto Star Online - Apr 11 2014]
Taiwan readies for 67th WHA in Geneva [Published Taiwan Today - Apr 11 2014]
Health minister to attend WHA in May [Published Taiwan News Online - Apr 10 2014]
Social Security expedites disability benefits [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Apr 10 2014]
President Ma praises Taiwan-US ties [Published Taiwan Today - Apr 10 2014]
United, We Can Beat Tropical Diseases [Published Individual.com - Apr 10 2014]
Why Swine Flu Tamiflu 'Sloppy Science' is the T... [Published International Business Times UK - Apr 10 2014]
SOCIAL SECURITY: Program expedites decisions on... [Published The Palm Beach Post - Apr 10 2014]
Nigeria Ranks 11th among Countries with High Bu... [Published This Day Online - Apr 10 2014]
Health Needs Assessment Toolkit for Congenital ... [Published PHG Foundation - Apr 09 2014]
Anti-smoking laws threaten Malawi’s tobacco mar... [Published Malawi Daily Times - Apr 09 2014]
Antibiotic death risk [Published Daily News South Africa - Apr 09 2014]
World: Guinea-worm Disease Set to Bow Out as Pu... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 09 2014]
Global Partners renew support to Eliminate Negl... [Published Ghana News Agency - Apr 08 2014]
Pneumonia ‘super-bug’ causes shivers in SA [Published Health-e - Apr 08 2014]
Gambia: January 17 Declared Traditional Natural... [Published AllAfrica.com - Apr 08 2014]
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World: Guinea-worm Disease Set to Bow Out as Pu... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 09 2014]
Source: World Health OrganizationCountry: Chad, Ethiopia, World, South Sudan Brazzaville, 7 April 2014 - The above headline would have been unimaginable 30 years ago when Guinea-worm disease (GWD) was robust, alive and well in much of Africa. At the ...
Iraq: Polio this week - as of 26 March 2014 [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 02 2014]
Source: Global Polio Eradication InitiativeCountry: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Kenya, Niger, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Somalia, Syrian Arab Republic The data table below is as of 26 March 2014 World’s ...
Niger: Monaco reaffirms commitment to the polio... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 01 2014]
Source: Global Polio Eradication InitiativeCountry: Cameroon, Chad, Monaco, Niger, Nigeria The Principality of Monaco has donated €170 000 to polio eradication operations worldwide, with a particular emphasis on Niger. Monaco’s contribution comes at ...
World: Reaching the undiagnosed: An urgent call... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Mar 22 2014]
Source: World Health OrganizationCountry: World Far too many cases are being missed and multidrug-resistant TB is on the rise MANILA, 22 March - On World TB Day (24 March), the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific Region reiterates the need ...
World: Joint GPEI-GAVI Statement on the Availab... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Mar 03 2014]
Source: World Health Organization, UN Children's Fund, Global Polio Eradication InitiativeCountry: World COPENHAGEN/NEW YORK, 28 February 2014 - The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) and the GAVI Alliance welcome the conclusion of UNICEF’s tender ...
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