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  • 1.1 billion people at risk of hearing loss
    27 February 2015 -- Some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and sporting events, according to WHO
  • WHO calls for worldwide use of "smart" syringes
    23 February 2015 -- Use of the same syringe or needle to give injections to more than one person is driving the spread of a number of deadly infectious diseases worldwide. Millions of people could be protected from infections acquired through unsafe injections if all healthcare programmes switched to syringes that cannot be used more than once.
  • UN delivers 62 metric tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine
    19 February 2015 -- WHO delivered today 13 tons of medical supplies to the Donetsk region in Ukraine as part of the first UN humanitarian convoy.

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Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General - Health Systems and Innovation.


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