TITLE

Recent news from WHO

PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Oct2005, Vol. 83 Issue 10, p729
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents various news related to World Health Organisation (WHO). WHO Director-General Lee Jong-wook called on UN Member States to build stronger health systems to achieve the health-related Millennium Development Goals at a roundtable at the 2005 World Summit in New York from 14-16 September. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, of which WHO is a member, launched an emergency plan on 13 September to immunize 34 million children of Africa after a polio case was confirmed in Somalia, a country that has been polio-free since 2002. A new group, called Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, hosted by WHO, campaigns for better child and maternal health particularly in poor countries. A total of as many as 4000 people may eventually die as a result of radiation exposure from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in 1986 in Ukraine. WHO called on countries to educate people who are taking antimalarial drugs about the importance of finishing their medication courses, as incomplete treatment can cause drug resistance.
ACCESSION #
18587584

 

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