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January WHOs first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high and lowincome countries.

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Dr Carissa Etienne elected for a second term as WHO Regional Director for the Americas

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Working towards zero tolerance for female genital mutilation in Sudan

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January The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its nd session in Geneva, has appointed Dr Carissa Etienne for a second term as WHO Regional Director for Americas.

At least half of the worlds population cannot obtain essential health services. Each year, large numbers of households are being pushed into poverty because they must pay for health care out of their own pockets.

I envision a world in which everyone can live healthy, productive lives, regardless of who they are or where they live.

UN Environment and WHO agree to major collaboration on environmental health risks

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January UN Environment and WHO have agreed a new, wideranging collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated . million deaths a year.

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Antibiotics are often used to treat infections but they arent always the answer. Everybody has a role to play to help reduce antibiotic resistance.

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New data from WHO and the World Bank show that at least half of the worlds population still does not have access to essential health services, such as having a skilled birth attendant, vaccinations for children or treatment for HIV.

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