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Nearly half of all child deaths caused by malnutrition

Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half (45 percent) of all deaths in children under five, according to new research published as part of The Lancet Series on maternal and child nutrition. The results show that malnut ...

Jun 05, 2013
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WHO's Chan re-elected for second term

The World Health Organisation on Wednesday re-appointed Margaret Chan as its chief, who declared universal health care as her top priority.

May 23, 2012
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WHO's Chan raises funding squeeze concern

Funding pressures and the rise of chronic illnesses such as heart disease are the top "danger zones" for global health in 2012, the head of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, said on Monday.

May 21, 2012
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High blood pressure affects 1 in 3: WHO (Update)

One in three adults suffers from high blood pressure, a key trigger of heart disease, health experts said on Wednesday while underlining the growing number of cases in developing countries.

May 16, 2012
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