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WHO supports people quitting tobacco to reduce their risk of severe COVID-19

Smokers face a 40 – 50% higher risk of developing severe disease and death from COVID-19

WHO Director-General Special Awards for World No Tobacco Day (https://bit.ly/3vtNHQd) announced: Minister of Health India and University of Bath for exceptional achievement in tobacco control; Smokers face a 40 – 50% higher risk of developing severe disease and death from COVID-19; WHO partners with  Viber (https://bit.ly/3bZNrR2), WhatsApp (https://bit.ly/3oYPcDn), FB Messenger, WeChat and AI company Soul Machines to…

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WHO Executive Board appoints directors for Africa and Europe

Re-appointed Dr Matshidiso Moeti for a second term as WHO Regional Director for Africa

The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 146th session in Geneva, has re-appointed Dr Matshidiso Moeti for a second term as WHO Regional Director for Africa and Dr Hans Kluge as Regional Director for Europe in his first term. Re-election of the Regional Director for Africa “I am greatly honoured…

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Ten threats to global health in 2019

Ten health issues WHO will tackle this year

The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria, increasing reports of drug-resistant pathogens, growing rates of obesity and physical inactivity to the  health impacts of environmental pollution and climate change and multiple humanitarian crises.    To address these and other…