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Lung cancer re-emerges as biggest threat worldwide

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that lung cancer remains the most commonly occurring cancer worldwide. It has 2.5 million new cases, accounting for 12.4% of the total 20 million new cases. Experts attribute this to the persistent use …

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WHO: “Alarming” rise of measles cases in Europe

The Covid-19 pandemic led to many children missing out on vaccinations ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | Europe is experiencing an “alarming rise” in measles cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. There were 42,200 measles cases across 41 member states in the WHO European Region in 2023, WHO confirmed, up from …

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Malaria victory that’s a blueprint for Africa

Cabo Verde has achieved a WHO-certified malaria-free status, showcasing the power of strategic health planning. The achievement inspires African nations as more countries pursue malaria elimination BIRD STORY| BONFACE ORUCHO | Cabo Verde, a country that comprises a group of Islands of the West African coast in the central Atlantic Ocean, has …

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WHO releases new guidance on Artificial Intelligence use in health

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidance on the ethics and governance of large multi-modal models (LMMs), a type of fast-growing generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology with applications across health care. The guidelines outline over 40 recommendations for consideration by governments, technology companies, and …

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WHO appeals for USD1.5B for 41 key emergencies in 2024

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched an appeal for US$ 1.5 billion to protect the health of the most vulnerable populations in 41 emergencies around the globe in 2024. The appeal covers the emergencies that demand the highest level of response from WHO, to …

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WHO chief reiterates call for ceasefire in Gaza

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND | Xinhua | Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), reiterated his call on Friday for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. Tedros made the appeal at an annual press conference organized by the Association of Accredited Correspondents at the United Nations in Geneva. …

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Africa CDC, WHO plan to tackle disease burden

Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the World Health Organisation have entered into a partnership to halt disease outbreaks that are common across the continent. Every year, close to 100 disease outbreaks are reported across Africa according to research from …

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