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Africa Union Endorses Tedros Adhanoms Bid to Head WHO

February 2016 AddisFortune; The Executive Council of the African Union (AU) has, except for one vote from the Senegalese representation, endorsed the bid of Tedros Adhanom’s (PhD) to replace Margaret Chan as Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). The foreign minister of Ethiopia, known within the international community for his …

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Stillbirths Down By Quarter Since 2000

February 2016 SciDevNet; Stillbirth rates have dropped by a quarter over the past 15 years, but developing countries need to make greater efforts or they will miss global targets, researchers say. In 2015, about 2.6 million babies died worldwide during the final three months of pregnancy, of which 98 per …

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ZIMBABWE: Drug Shortages – a National Crisis

February 2016 TheFinancialGazette; AS the donor community is busy trying to ensure that there is enough food for millions of Zimbabweans facing starvation, another disaster that may soon call for the donors’ attention is unfolding in the country’s hospitals. A massive shortage of basic clinical drugs at major public health …

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WHO Director-General addresses members of the Executive Board

Report by the Director-General to the Executive Board at its 132nd SessionGeneva, Switzerland 21 January 2013 Madam chairperson, distinguished members of the Executive Board, colleagues in the UN system and sister agencies, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Let me begin with my best wishes for a good and healthy new year …

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