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# world-health-organisation - Monday 22 June, 2020

'This pandemic is still accelerating': Biggest global daily increases in Covid-19 cases recorded over weekend

There were 183,000 new virus cases registered in a 24-hour period, the World Health Organisation reported.

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'Surprising' if Ireland needs to enter second Covid-19 lockdown, says WHO special envoy

David Nabarro was speaking to the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Number of Covid-19 cases worldwide passes 'tragic milestone' of five million

Over 325,000 people have lost their lives from the coronavirus.

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Donald Trump threatens to permanently stop funding World Health Organisation over Covid-19 response

The move comes after weeks of finger-pointing between the US and China over the pandemic.

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Covid-19: WHO says eight top contender vaccines are racing to be completed

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus did not identify the top candidates.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 11 May, 2020

Without contact tracing, countries are 'driving blind' warns WHO official

WHO emergencies chief Michael Ryan made the comments today.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 4 May, 2020

Ireland commits €18 million as part of global effort to tackle Covid-19

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the funding today.

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Covid-19: WHO cautions about antibody testing and idea of 'immunity passports'

Serological tests are designed to see if an an individual had previously had the coronavirus.

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 16 April, 2020

WHO director general thanks 'people of Ireland' for pledge to increase funding

Simon Coveney said that Ireland will donate €9.5 million to help with the global response to Covid-19.

# world-health-organisation - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

New WHO report warns that there is a global shortage of nurses

The study was compiled before Covid-19 and calls for greater investment in nursing.

# world-health-organisation - Sunday 22 March, 2020

'We have to take the fight to the virus': WHO's Michael Ryan says lockdowns are not enough Covid-19 This post contains videos

'We have to take the fight to the virus': WHO's Michael Ryan says lockdowns are not enough

Ryan said countries must “actively look” for those infected.

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

WHO: World in 'uncharted territory' as Covid-19 continues to spread

More than 3,000 people have died so far from the virus.

# world-health-organisation - Saturday 29 February, 2020

WHO raises Covid-19 global risk assessment to 'very high', its highest level Coronavirus This post contains videos

WHO raises Covid-19 global risk assessment to 'very high', its highest level

Global investors nevertheless ran scared, with world markets suffering their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis.

# world-health-organisation - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Opinion: One minute it's a family holiday, the next we're housebound in China - one Irishman's coronavirus story

Greg McDonough is an Irishman living in China. He’s currently stuck in a town with his wife and child.

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar

In around half of products examined, more than 30% of the calories in them were from total sugars.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 20 August, 2018

Measles cases reach record high across Europe

Over 41,000 children and adults in Europe have been infected with measles in the first six months of 2018.

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Gender identity to no longer be considered a disorder of the mind, says WHO

The World Health Organisation’s revised classification system sees trans-identities added under conditions relating to sexual health.

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Italy opens manslaughter inquiry after four-year-old dies from malaria

The girl had not left malaria-free Italy, and may have contracted the disease from a family in a hospital.

# world-health-organisation - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

# world-health-organisation - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world

One quarter of the people who have died in this outbreak were children.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 22 May, 2017

'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis?

Surgical intervention saves the State in the long-term from healthcare costs associated with obesity, say doctors.

# world-health-organisation - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk

A new report tracks childhood obesity over 12 years.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 6 March, 2017

Pollution kills 1.7 million children under five worldwide each year

Over half a million deaths each year are from diseases attributable to air pollution and second-hand smoke.

# world-health-organisation - Friday 2 September, 2016

Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there

The World Health Organisation has declared the virus a global public health emergency.

# world-health-organisation - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Irish women who give birth at home are much more likely to breastfeed

Only 60% of Irish women begin breastfeeding, compared to a European average of around 90%.

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Global life expectancy has increased by five years since the start of the century

In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81.4 years – exactly 10 years above the world average.

10 million people could die every year due to resistance to antibiotics

The overuse of antibiotics means common infections are becoming deadly.

# world-health-organisation - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

WHO: Zika virus likely to hit Europe this summer

WHO said there was a “low to moderate” risk of an outbreak in Europe during late spring and summer.

# world-health-organisation - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Doctors urge Western states to 'compromise' on female genital mutilation

Vaginal cutting is widely regarded as a libido-reducer, intended in certain cultures to keep a woman chaste.

# world-health-organisation - Saturday 27 February, 2016

First sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Europe recorded

French authorities announced the case earlier today.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 1 February, 2016

WHO declares Zika virus an international emergency

The organisation made the announcement this evening.

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

WATCH: Unborn girl urges father to help stop rape culture Dear Daddy This post contains videos

WATCH: Unborn girl urges father to help stop rape culture

One in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner.

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

It isn't the fog that China is having difficulty seeing through

In some parts of the city smog has reached levels 17 times the recommended limit from the World Health Organisation.

# world-health-organisation - Friday 30 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge Some people are just learning that cold sores are herpes Herpes

Some people are just learning that cold sores are herpes

Welcome to the club!

# world-health-organisation - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

'Refusing to give up your fry and saying you would prefer to die happy? Trust me, you won’t'

Our bank holiday was ruined by the news report filled with doom that processed meats are officially carcinogenic, writes Fiachra Duffy. So, what next?

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge 7 meat products that we refuse to believe would betray us Sossies

7 meat products that we refuse to believe would betray us

The World Health Organisation says sausages and ham cause cancer… But they wouldn’t turn on us, would they?

Poll: Will you eat less processed meat from now on? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you eat less processed meat from now on?

The FSAI says it’s all about moderation, but has the research worried you?

# world-health-organisation - Monday 26 October, 2015

Bacon, sausages and ham do cause cancer - UN agency

The World Health Organisation says there is strong evidence that processed meats are carcinogenic.

# world-health-organisation - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

'We're fat and getting fatter - and it's a life and death issue'

Don’t like the word ‘fat’? There’s no respect in cosseting people – and the food and drink industry – about this, writes Vincent McCarthy

# world-health-organisation - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Why is Ireland so fat? Here's what an expert thinks

A WHO report published today said most Irish adults are likely to be overweight in 15 years’ time.

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