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WHO welcomes Cuban doctors for Ebola response in West Africa

WHO welcomes the commitment from the Government of Cuba to provide 165 health professionals to support Ebola care in West Africa. The newly announced support includes physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, specialists in infection control, intensive care specialists and social mobilization officers, and will be concentrated in Sierra Leone...

35 nurse leaders across 30 countries graduate from the Global Nursing leadership Institute (GNLI),

September 12, 2014 - The World Health Organization, once again, joint hands with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) to celebrate the end of another successful nurse leadership course. The International Council of Nurses in partnership with the Burdett Trust for Nursing offers an advanced leadership programme for senior level nurses and/or midwives in developed and developing countries across the world. On 12 September 2014, 35 distinguished nurse leaders from across the globe celebrated their graduation from the ICN-Burdett Global Nursing in Geneva, Switzerland.

MDG Momentum - 500 days to the MDGs

Key facts on the MDGs Globally, the number of deaths of children under 5 years of age fell from 12.6 million in 1990 to 6.6 million in 2012.
In developing countries, the percentage of underweight children under 5 years old dropped from 25% in 1990 to 15% in 2012.
While the proportion of births attended by a skilled health worker has increased globally, fewer than 50% of births are attended in the WHO African Region.
Globally, new HIV infections declined by 33% between 2001 and 2012.
Existing cases of tuberculosis are declining, along with deaths among HIV-negative tuberculosis cases.

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