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New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever

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New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has even tripled – but overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under-five mortality by 2015.

WHO welcomes Cuban doctors for Ebola response in West Africa

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WHO welcomes the commitment from the Government of Cuba to provide 165 health professionals to support Ebola care in West Africa.  The newly announced support includes physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, specialists in infection control, intensive care specialists and social mobilization officers, and will be concentrated in Sierra Leone.

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