7 March

Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children each year, UN health agency reports

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7 March

Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children each year, UN health agency reports

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4 February

Early cancer diagnosis saves lives, cuts treatment costs

GENEVA: New guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), launched ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February), aims to improve the chances of survival for people living with cancer by ensuring that health services can focus on diagnosing and treating the disease earlier.

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4 February

Le diagnostic précoce du cancer permet de sauver des vies et d’abaisser le coût du traitement

3 février 2017 ǀ GENÈVE : Les nouvelles orientations de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), lancées avant la tenue de la Journée mondiale du cancer (4 février) visent à améliorer les chances de survie des personnes atteintes d’un cancer en veillant à ce que les services sanitaires puissent se concentrer plus tôt sur le diagnostic et le traitement de la maladie.

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23 January

WMO confirms 2016 as hottest year on record, about 1.1°C above pre-industrial era

The year 2016 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, according to a consolidated analysis by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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23 December 2016

Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease

An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published today in The Lancet. The vaccine is the first to prevent infection from one of the most lethal known pathogens, and the findings add weight to early trial results published last year.

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