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Shoukry discusses health sector updates with WHO director

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry discussed on Tuesday Egyptian efforts to develop the  country’s health sector during a meeting with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom in Geneva. During the meeting, Shoukry reviewed the Egyptian experience in fighting hepatitis C and the latest developments of the health sector in Egypt. …

Daily News Egypt

WHO celebrates World Antibiotics Awareness Week in Cairo

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is celebrating the World Antibiotics Awareness Week from 13 to 19 November, in its regional office in Cairo, with the theme of this year’s campaign, “seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics”. The aim of the campaign is to advocate for the proper and responsible use of …

Daily News Egypt

WHO confirms new Ebola case in Liberia

The deadly virus has once again emerged in Liberia, the country hardest hit by the most recent outbreak. The latest case comes amid a new flare-up in Guinea, where over a thousand contacts are being monitored.

Deutsche Welle

Zika virus continues to spread

Five weeks after declaring a global health emergency because of the Zika virus the WHO’s first major evaluation says it is alarmed over the situation. It warns that the spread of the disease is expected to increase.

Deutsche Welle

Vaccination protects against pneumococcal bacteria which causes pneumonia: WHO

  The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the need for vaccination against pneumococcal bacteria, which causes pneumonia. Global statistics reported the occurrence of an estimated two to three million deaths each year of all ages, doctors announced during a press conference that was held in occasion of International Day of Fighting Pneumonia. Bacterial pneumonia in …

Nourhan Elsebahy

WHO’s dubious claims on processed meats

By Cesar Chelala A report from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) stated recently that there was enough evidence to rank processed meats such as ham, bacon, and sausages as ‘Group 1’ carcinogens, because of a causal link with bowel cancer. The IARC report has caused considerable uneasiness in …

Daily News Egypt

Malaria deaths down 60%: WHO

A World Health Organization/UNICEF report claims more than 6 million lives have been saved from malaria over the past 15 years. Several countries are on the verge of eliminating the disease, health officials have said.

Deutsche Welle

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Volatile political geography of oil and minorities

The fact that dissatisfied minorities populate the oil-rich regions of Iran and Saudi Arabia creates an ironic parallel, in which in the rivalry between two of the Middle East’s larger powers often amounts to the pot calling the kettle black. Rather than recognising that protests and mounting incidents of violence are the result of government failure to address legitimate grievances, both Iran and Saudi Arabia have blamed each other for the unrest in their strategic backyards

James Dorsey