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KENYA: Why Kenya supported Ethiopian for top WHO post

May 2017 DailyNation; Kenya pitched for Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom to be the next head of the World Health Organisation because he has “connections” with people who have suffered many health disasters. In a speech to delegates attending the WHO General Assembly, Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said Nairobi …

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WHO elects first ever African director-general after tense vote

May 2017 theguardian; The World Health Organisation has its first ever director-general from Africa, after the election of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the former Ethiopian health minister. Dr Tedros, as he is known, beat the British candidate, Dr David Nabarro, after three tense rounds of voting on Tuesday. Third was …

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UN Health Agency Names Michael Bloomberg Global Ambassador On Noncommunicable Diseases

August 2016 UNnews; The World Health Organization (WHO) today named Michael R. Bloomberg, former New York City mayor and philanthropist, as its Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). These diseases, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, and injuries are responsible for 43 million deaths each year …

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UN urges governments to ban unhealthy food ads for kids

August 2016 Health24;  The United Nations (UN) has called on governments of its member states to outlaw the marketing of unhealthy foods and drinks to children. Commercial stimuli The UN believes that children should not be tempted by advertising campaigns that promote junk food. Advertisements directed at children “can cause unhealthy …

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