Tag: World Health Organization

#WorldHealthOrganization – Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Stella Kyriakides on the  adoption of the resolution on COVID-19 response at the World Health Assembly

#WorldHealthOrganization – Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Stella Kyriakides on the  adoption of the resolution on COVID-19 response at the World Health Assembly

| May 19, 2020

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General  “We welcome the World Health Assembly’s adoption by consensus of the resolution initiated by the European Union and its member states on the importance of a collective response to the coronavirus pandemic. The 195 member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) have convened at the Assembly in unprecedented […]

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#WHO regrets Trump’s halt to funding as #Coronavirus cases pass 2 million

#WHO regrets Trump’s halt to funding as #Coronavirus cases pass 2 million

| April 16, 2020

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday (15 April) he regrets US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull funding for the agency, but that now is the time for the world to be united in its fight against the new coronavirus, write Stephanie Nebehay and Jeff Mason. Trump’s move prompted condemnation […]

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Germany says #WHO is one of best investments after Trump cuts funding

Germany says #WHO is one of best investments after Trump cuts funding

| April 15, 2020

Strengthening the World Health Organization is one of the best investments, Germany’s foreign minister said on Wednesday (15 April) after US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (14 April) halted funding to the Geneva-based organization, writes Michelle Martin. Trump made the move over the WHO’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing condemnation from infectious disease experts […]

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Vinayak M Prasad (World Health Organization) – #BigTobacco should be taxed more to pay for the health costs of smoking

Vinayak M Prasad (World Health Organization) – #BigTobacco should be taxed more to pay for the health costs of smoking

| July 18, 2019

There are more than a 1.1 billion smokers in the world, and it’s estimated that 8 million people die every year as a result of their addiction to cigarettes. By any reasonable metric, smoking is perhaps the greatest and most salient public health emergency of our time. The scale of this crisis is magnified even […]

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#Pesticides: Glyphosate herbicide – don’t renew its authorization, urge MEPs

#Pesticides: Glyphosate herbicide – don’t renew its authorization, urge MEPs

So long as serious concerns remain about the carcinogenicity and endocrine disruptive properties of the herbicide glyphosate, which is used in hundreds of farm, forestry, urban and garden applications, the EU Commission should not renew its authorization. Instead, it should commission an independent review and disclose all the scientific evidence that the European Food Safety […]

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#Zika: EU supports Zika research with €10 million

#Zika: EU supports Zika research with €10 million

The European Commission is today releasing €10 million for research on the Zika virus, currently affecting large parts of Latin America. The most affected country is Brazil, where the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the recent cluster of severe brain malformations in new-borns may be linked to the virus. While the risk of […]

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#Coal: €8.5 billion in health costs from Balkan coal plants prompt call for EU policy rethink

#Coal: €8.5 billion in health costs from Balkan coal plants prompt call for EU policy rethink

First-ever estimates of the huge health costs associated with air pollution from coal power plants in the Western Balkans are released today. The costings of health damage should prompt a rethink on the EU’s policy approach to the region, according to report’s authors, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL). “The Unpaid Health Bill – How […]

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