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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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Georgia Ranks 71th Among World’s Healthiest Nations

Bloomberg specialists have compiled the ranking of the healthiest nations in the world. The information for the ranking was taken from the United Nations, World Bank and World Health Organizations. They primarily took into account such factors as life length, causes of death, share of smokers, the number of people …

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Processed Meats do Cause Cancer – WHO


Processed meats – such as bacon, sausages and ham – do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its report said 50g of processed meat a day – less than two slices of bacon – increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%. Meanwhile, it said red …

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World Health Organization on Georgia’s Hepatitis C Program 

WHO Hepatitis C Georgia

World Health Organization, the authority responsible for public health oversight within the United Nations included Georgia’s Hepatitis C elimination program in its newsletter on June 23. “A combination of strong political will, public support and experience gained in HIV prevention and control led to this new programme,” WHO writes on the …

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