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What we know so far about the new China virus

Beijing, China | AFP | A new SARS-like virus has killed nine people in China, infected hundreds and reached as far as the United States, with fears mounting about its spread as hundreds of millions travel for Lunar New Year celebrations, which start Friday. Many countries have stepped up screening of …

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No smoking four weeks before operation cuts risks: WHO

  Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Patients who stop smoking at least four weeks before an operation significantly reduce the risk of having postsurgical complications because their blood flow improves, according to a study published Monday. The World Health Organisation (WHO) study argued that minor or non-essential operations on regular smokers …

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More funding needed to control measles epidemic in DRC- WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The World Health Organisation-WHO has asked global health partners to contribute funds towards the control of measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The call for more funding follows the declaration of a measles outbreak in the country. According to WHO, since the outbreak …

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Countries urged to improve nurses and midwives welfare

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The world will need an additional nine million nurses and midwives to achieve the commitment of providing all people with access to health care by 2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. There are 22 million nurses and two million midwives worldwide, accounting …

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Health Ministry to prioritize funding to tackle disease outbreaks

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health will in 2020 prioritize raising funds to address disease  outbreaks. Last year, a number of disease outbreaks were reported in the country. These include cases of measles and rubella, cholera, malaria and three confirmed cases of Ebola. Dr Jane …

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WHO calls on countries to dedicate 2020 to nurses, midwives

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The World Health Organization-WHO has called on countries to invest in their health workforce in the New Year citing a global shortage of health workers. Nurses and midwives account for than 50 percent of the shortage. In a statement issued on Saturday afternoon, Dr. Tedros …

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Number of male tobacco users declining- WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO has projected that male tobacco users will decline by more than one million come 2020 and by five million by 2025. The WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025 third edition notes that the number of male …

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