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80 percent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: UN Over 80 percent of the world's city dwellers breathe poor quality air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other diseases: WHO
12 мая 2016
A patient is tested for diabetes. ©Reuters Number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980: WHO The number of adults estimated to be living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled over 35 years: the World Health Organization
06 апреля 2016
Zika link to new, paralysing disease Causing brain damage in babies and a rare neurological ailment in adults, the Zika virus is also linked to paralysis-causing myelitis.
09 марта 2016
WHO country office to cost Kazakhstan $2 million a year Majilis, the country’s lower chamber, approved of the agreement with the WHO to launch a country office in Almaty.
09 сентября 2015
WHO says MERS outbreak in S.Korea a 'wakeup call' The World Health Organization said that the MERS outbreak in South Korea was a "wakeup call" and urged all countries to be more vigilant.
17 июня 2015
S.Korea MERS virus outbreak "large and complex": WHO South Korea's outbreak of the deadly MERS virus is "large and complex" and more cases should be expected, a team of World Health Organization (WHO) experts said.
13 июня 2015
WHO chief announces shake-up of organisation after Ebola shock The World Health Organization will dramatically reform its emergency response operations this year, after the UN agency faced blistering criticism for its slow Ebola response.
19 мая 2015
Photo courtesy of bankoboev.ru Drastic improvements in Kazakhstan oncology: increased financing and higher detection rates Chief Oncologist of the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development Kuanysh Nurgaviyev has reported on positive trends in the oncological situation in Kazakhstan and explained the increase of new cancer cases.
21 марта 2015
©RIA Novosti One billion young at risk of hearing loss from loud music: WHO More than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through listening to loud music, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
28 февраля 2015
Special Representative for the Ebola Response Bruce Aylward. ©REUTERS WHO names Ebola response chief The World Health Organization said it had appointed its assistant director-general Bruce Aylward to head its overall response to the deadly Ebola outbreak.
04 февраля 2015
WHO pledges reforms as it admits Ebola mistakes The World Health Organization's chief admitted the UN agency had been caught napping on Ebola and pledged reforms to avoid similar mistakes in future.
26 января 2015
World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward. ©REUTERS WHO makes cervical cancer protection easier, cheaper The WHO introduced new cervical cancer guidelines, making it easier and cheaper to protect women against one of the deadliest, but most preventable, diseases.
03 декабря 2014
©RIA Novosti WHO advises Kazakhs against drinking tea The World Health Organization has recommended Kazakhstanis to abstain from drinking tea during mealtime.
22 октября 2014
South Africa to host 2016 AIDS conference South Africa's port city of Durban will host the 21st International AIDS Conference in 2016, marking the forum's return to Africa after 16 years, organisers said.
26 июля 2014
Photo courtesy of  volgmed.ru Child's development card introduced in Kazakhstan by UNICEF and Ministry of Health Kazakhstani Ministry of Health in cooperation with UNICEF introduced an individual child development card.
14 июля 2014
©Reuters/Yorgos Karahalis WHO urges all gay men to use preventive drugs The World Health Organization urged all men who have gay sex to take antiretroviral drugs, warning that HIV infections are rising among homosexual men in many parts of the world.
12 июля 2014
©Reuters/Jason Reed Vials of smallpox discovered in US govt storage room Federal investigators are probing how vials of smallpox made their way into a storage room at a Food and Drug Administration lab near the US capital, health authorities said.
09 июля 2014
©Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa Saudi MERS: Philippines urges its Muslims to abort Hajj The Philippines urged its large Muslim minority to reconsider plans to join pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia this year due to a deadly virus outbreak there.
03 июля 2014
Chikungunya virus spreads from Caribbean to C. America The mosquito-born chikungunya virus is spreading into Central America, health authorities there say, after outbreaks in several Caribbean nations.
21 июня 2014
Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway. ©Reuters/Chip East Ex-Norwegian PM Brundtland awarded Asian 'Nobel Prize' Former Norwegian premier Gro Harlem Brundtland was named Wednesday as the first recipient of the Tang Prize, touted as Asia's version of the Nobels, for her work as the "godmother" of sustainable development.
18 июня 2014

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