Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Recent news from WHO

  • Global campaigns to fight diarrhoea – the second-deadliest illness for children – must be re-energized to prevent the deaths of millions in the developing world, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) said on 14 October as they released a new report on the disease. Read the report here: http://www.who.int/child_adolescent_health/documents/9789241598415/en/index.html
  • More than 4 million people in low- and middle-income countries were receiving antiretroviral therapy at the end of 2008. This represents a 36% increase in one year and a ten-fold increase over five years, according to a new report released on 30 September by WHO, UNICEF and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Read the report here: http://www.who.int/hiv/pub/2009progressreport/en/index.html

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