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The World Health Organisation Is In Crisis – And At A Crossroads

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just embarked up a year-long election to find a new Director-General to run the 8,000 person organisation. Arguably, the person who is eventually elected will not have an enviable job. WHO is mired in accusations of lack of transparency, corruption, and even stifling press …

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AP Exclusive: Health Agency Spends more on Travel than AIDS

LONDON (AP) — Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, traveled to Guinea earlier this month to join the country’s president in celebrating the world’s first Ebola vaccine. After praising health workers in West Africa for their triumph over the lethal virus, Chan spent the night in the …

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Consumer Choice Center: It’s time to Defund the World Health Organization

The Consumer Choice Center announces a new campaign focussing on transparency and efficient use of public funds in global public health: “The World Health Organization (WHO) needs to focus on its core priority, responding to international health crises. Western democracies are the main funders of the WHO. Taxpayers in countries like the …

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Introduction of GMP and GDP Standards in the Pharmaceutical Market Begins

 Pharmaceutical companies will have to maintain European standards within the next few years. The Ministry of Health begins to implement GMP (Good Production Practice) and GDP (Good Distribution Practice) Standard to ensure quality of medicines produced and imported in the country. Additionally, the inspection of pharmaceutical enterprises and distribution networks …

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David Sergeenko Selected s a Member of WHO Executive Board

Georgia’s health minister David Sergeenko has been selected as a member of World Health Organization’s executive board. The Executive Board is composed of 34 individuals technically qualified in the field of health, each one designated by a Member State elected to do so by the World Health Assembly. Member States …

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Mortality and Causes of Death: 2015 and 2030 (Infographics)

This infographic displays data from the World Health Organization’s “Projections of mortality and causes of death, 2015 and 2030”. The report details all deaths in 2015 by cause and makes predictions for 2030, giving an impression of how global health will develop over the next 14 years. Also featured is …

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WHO Warns Georgia and Russia of Zika Virus Outbreak this Summer

The Zika virus could spread to Europe this summer, although the likelihood of an outbreak is low to moderate, the World Health Organization has said. Areas most at risk are those where Aedes mosquitoes may spread the virus, like the Black Sea coast of Russia and Georgia and the island …

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