An estimated 130–150 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C infection, which results in 350,000 to 500,000 deaths a year.For the first time, World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C and will be working with countries to introduce the guidelines as part of their national treatment programmes.Find out more and learn how to prevent it here. 

An estimated 130–150 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C infection, which results in 350,000 to 500,000 deaths a year.

For the first time, World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C and will be working with countries to introduce the guidelines as part of their national treatment programmes.

Find out more and learn how to prevent it here

Read here the  World Malaria Report 2013, which was launched on Tuesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to WHO, global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, reducing malaria mortality rates by 45% globally and by 49% in Africa.  The report calls for sustained financing to maintain progress and reduce deaths.

Read here the  World Malaria Report 2013, which was launched on Tuesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to WHO, global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, reducing malaria mortality rates by 45% globally and by 49% in Africa.

The report calls for sustained financing to maintain progress and reduce deaths.

Syria update:  Polio cases have now been confirmed in the country and the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that the risk of further international spread of polio across the region is high.  A major new UNICEF campaign hopes to vaccinate 2.4 million children in Syria against measles/mumps/rubella, polio and other preventable diseases. Read more here and find out how you can help Syrian children.

Syria update:

Polio cases have now been confirmed in the country and the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that the risk of further international spread of polio across the region is high.

A major new UNICEF campaign hopes to vaccinate 2.4 million children in Syria against measles/mumps/rubella, polio and other preventable diseases. Read more here and find out how you can help Syrian children.