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World Health Organization: Specialized agency of the United Nations
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations.

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Suicide kills one person every 40 seconds, says WHO

Across the world, one person takes their own life every 40 seconds, and more people die by suicide every year than in war, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
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Study finds more microplastics in bottled water than tap

The World Health Organization says tiny particles of plastic have made their way into the water supply, and researchers found more microplastics in bottled water than in tap water. CBS News' Tina Kraus..
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Videos for World Health Organization

Survivor talks about spike in femicide in South Africa [Video]Survivor talks about spike in femicide in South Africa

The World Health Organization says that femicide in South Africa is almost five times the global average, with sexual offences rising by 4.8 percent this year.

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Suicide kills one person every 40 seconds, says WHO [Video]Suicide kills one person every 40 seconds, says WHO

Across the world, one person takes their own life every 40 seconds, and more people die by suicide every year than in war, the World Health Organization said on Monday. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Is Europe losing ground in its fight against measles? [Video]Is Europe losing ground in its fight against measles?

The UK, Greece, Albania and Czech Republic have lost their measles "eliminated" status according to the World Health Organization

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CDC: US May Lose Measles Elimination Designation [Video]CDC: US May Lose Measles Elimination Designation

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared in 2000 that the United States had eliminated measles. CNN reports the declaration was hailed as one of the biggest public health achievements in the..

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New Ebola drugs show up to ‘90%' chance of survival [Video]New Ebola drugs show up to ‘90%' chance of survival

Scientists are a step closer to being able to cure the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever after two experimental drugs showed as much as 90% chance of survival in a clinical trial in the Congo. Roger..

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Bacteria in water bigger worry than microplastics

The World Health Organization says bacteria in drinking water, not microplastics, currently represents the biggest threat to public health. But the WHO is calling for further study of microplastics and..
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WHO says no new Ebola cases in Goma, vaccinates over 1,300

The World Health Organisation has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma, it said on Sunday, helping contain what many feared..
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Three Congolese doctors arrested in connection with WHO official's death

Three Congolese doctors have been arrested for allegedly planning an attack on a hospital that killed a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist involved in the Ebola response, a..
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Global health emergency declared over deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo

The World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency over the long-simmering Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Timeline: How a Congo Ebola outbreak became a global concern

The World Health Organization has declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighboring countries.
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Ebola outbreak in Congo declared global health emergency

The deadly Ebola virus outbreak centered in Congo has been declared an international health emergency by the World Health Organization. More than 1,600 people have died since August. CBS News' Debora..
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WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city..
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WHO reports new Ebola incident in Uganda amid fears of virus spreading

The World Health Organization reported a new incidence of Ebola in Uganda on Wednesday, fuelling concerns that the virus may be spreading beyond Democratic Republic of Congo, as an expert panel weighs..
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Report urges travelers to get MMR vaccine due to European outbreak

According to data from the World Health Organization, 41,000 measles cases were reported from January to June 2018 across 53 European countries
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WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency

A World Health Organization panel decided on Friday not to declare an international emergency over Congo's Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week, concluding such a declaration could..
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Mental illness affects a fifth of people living in war zones

One in five people in war zones has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, with many suffering severe forms of..
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How to know when you're suffering from workplace burnout

Feeling burned out at work is now considered a health syndrome by the World Health Organization. Dr. Tara Narula tells us how you can tell the difference between a chronic burnout and tough a week.
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Texas couple in Fiji dies of myserious illness

U.S. authorities are looking into what caused a couple from Fort Worth, Texas, to die while on vacation in Fiji. The World Health Organization is assisting in the investigation. Janet Shamlian reports.
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Children under five dying at higher rate in Congo Ebola epidemic: WHO

Children under five infected with Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are dying at a higher rate than other patients as their parents shun special treatment centers, the World Health..
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WHO removes "gender identity disorder" from list of mental illnesses

The World Health Organization will remove "gender identity disorder" from its global manual of diagnoses -- a major win for transgender rights. The change was announced last summer, but a resolution to..
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World Health Organization now recognizes "work burnout"

Do you ever feel burned out at work? It turns out the World Health Organization is including it in the International Classification of Diseases as an occupational phenomenon. Dr. Daniel Bober joined..
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New WHO guidelines a win for transgender rights

Decision by the World Health Organization is seen as a win for transgender rights worldwide
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Video game addiction is officially considered a mental disorder, says WHO

The World Health Organization, or WHO, has made video game addiction an official disorder in which recurrent gaming causes negative consequences.
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Burnout is officially a medical condition, according to the World Health Organization

Burnout is now being officially recognized as a medical condition by the World Health Organization, which updated their handbook for diseases.
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Violence, mistrust disrupt efforts to combat Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing its deadliest Ebola outbreak ever. The World Health Organization is warning the disease could spread to other African countries. Making matters worse, the..
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Want to help prevent dementia? Follow these new guidelines

Although age is the top risk factor, "dementia is not a natural or inevitable consequence of aging," new report from the World Health Organizations says
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Here's how to prevent dementia, according to new world health guidelines

Eat well, exercise often and no need to take some of those vitamins, the World Health Organization said in new guidelines on reducing dementia risks.
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Winning hearts and minds over vaccines

The World Health Organization listed vaccine hesitancy - when parents delay or withhold vaccines for their children - as one of the Top 10 health risks for 2019. Now, with more than 700 confirmed cases..
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Congo Ebola death toll to hit 1,000, new vaccine planned: WHO

Congo's Ebola epidemic is expected to continue spreading though the country's east, where it has killed 1,000 since August and sparked mistrust and frequent attacks on medical centers, the World Health..
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Congo Ebola death toll nears 1,000, expected to spread: WHO

The World Health Organization said on Friday it feared continued "intense transmission" of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where deaths from a nine-month-old epidemic is 994 and..
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Stop putting your babies and toddlers in front of screens, WHO advises

The World Health Organization issued new guidelines suggesting infants and toddlers under the age of 2 should receive no screen time.
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Militiamen kill senior WHO official in attack on Congo Ebola center

Heavily armed militiamen attacked a hospital treating Ebola patients in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, killing a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist and injuring two..
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Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting: WHO

Some 205 people have been killed, including 18 civilians, and 913 wounded in two weeks of fighting near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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Behind the latest spike in measles cases

The World Health Organization says measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide in the first three months of 2019, compared with the same period last year. New numbers from the CDC show 555 cases have been..
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Ebola spread concentrated in Congo, not a wider emergency: WHO

An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has killed more than 700 people and is continuing to spread does not constitute an international emergency, the World Health..
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Afghan Taliban bans WHO and Red Cross work amid vaccination drive

The Afghan Taliban have banned the World Health Organization and the Red Cross from operating in areas under their control until further notice, a spokesman said on Thursday, citing unspecified..
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Facts alone don't sway anti-vaxxers. So what does?

Vaccine hesitancy has been identified by the World Health Organization as one of the top ten global health threats of 2019.
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Mozambique to start cholera vaccinations next week after cyclone

Mozambique will start a cholera vaccination campaign next week in areas ravaged by Cyclone Idai, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday, after five confirmed cases were detected.
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WHO says Ebola area contained but Congo needs long-term support

The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is now concentrated in two areas and could be stopped by September, but the world must tackle Congo's broader crisis to make it count, the head of the..
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Deadly plague breaks out on Uganda-Congo border, WHO says

A deadly form of plague has broken out on Uganda's border with Democratic Republic of Congo and several people are thought to have died of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
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World must prepare for inevitable next flu pandemic, WHO says

The world will inevitably face another pandemic of flu and needs to prepare for the potential devastation that could cause, and not underestimate the risks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on..
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What makes an anti-vaxxer change their mind?

Vaccine hesitancy has been identified by the World Health Organization as one of the top ten global health threats of 2019.
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