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Safe Surgery Checklist Drops Deaths and Surgery Complications by One Third

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News Release WHO/0113

January 2009

Geneva – A collection of hospitals in eight cities around the globe has successfully demonstrated that the use of a simple surgical checklist, developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), during major operations can lower the incidence of deaths and complications following surgery by one third. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2009 16:47
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Drug Resistance Could Set Back Malaria Successes

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News release WHO/425

February 2009

Geneva -- The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that the emergence of artemisinin resistant parasites at the Thai-Cambodia border could seriously undermine global malaria control efforts achieved.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2009 09:08
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WHO, UNICEF Tackle Critical Lack of 'Child Size' Medicines

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Child Sized MedicinesJoint News Release WHO/UNICEF/2

 

 

Geneva - 21 January 2009 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has received a US$ 9.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to work with UNICEF to conduct crucial research in children’s medicines, with the aim of increasing the number of 'child size' medicines designed and formulated specifically for children.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2009 17:01
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Checklist Helps Reduce Surgical Complications, Deaths

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WHO Logo14 January 2009 –- Hospitals in eight cities around the globe have successfully demonstrated that the use of a simple surgical checklist, developed by WHO, during major operations can lower the incidence of surgery-related deaths and complications by one third.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 June 2009 15:27
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