World Health Organization: Sierra Leone Annual Report – 2017

World Health Organization: Sierra Leone Annual Report – 2017

WHO Sierra Leone’s ‘Annual Report: A Year in Review’ documents major milestones, lessons and challenges from our work in the health sector in 2017, achieved following two years of intensive post-Ebola support to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. Together with our government counterparts, colleagues and our valued partners, we have aimed to help restore […]

Academic All-State 2018: Southeast region standouts

Academic All-State 2018: Southeast region standouts

CLOSE We asked top Iowa high school seniors what they have to do before bed. Wochit Buy Photo Education(Photo: Des Moines Register)Buy Photo The southeast region includes Appanoose, Cedar, Clinton, Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Keokuk, Jefferson, Johnson, Lee, Louisa, Mahaska, Monroe, Muscatine, Poweshiek, Scott, Van Buren, Wapello and Washington counties.  ACADEMIC ALL-STATE 2018: Introduction and […]

5 stunning facts about world health

5 stunning facts about world health

April 7 is World Health Day, a day designated by the World Health Organization to promote health for all people across the globe. This is a serious issue facing the international community. Half of the world’s population lacks access to vital health services and over a hundred million people worldwide have been pushed into poverty […]

WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria

WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria

WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs […]

FIVE HUNDRED people were poisoned in Syrian gas attack that killed 43 people including children, World Health …

FIVE HUNDRED people were poisoned in Syrian gas attack that killed 43 people including children, World Health …

Up to 500 people were poisoned in the Syrian gas outrage that killed 43 people including children, the World Health Organisation revealed. WHO demanded ‘immediate’ access to the victims in rebel-held Douma as it revealed the total number of people who reported to hospital showing ‘signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals’. The atrocity, […]

Did the World Health Organization Declare Medical Marijuana Has No Health Risks?

Did the World Health Organization Declare Medical Marijuana Has No Health Risks?

CLAIM The World Health Organization has declared that medical marijuana has no health risks. Mostly False RATING Mostly False WHAT’S TRUE The World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence announced they considered the non-psychoactive component of cannabis — cannabidiol or CBD — safe enough to justify not scheduling the chemical legally. WHAT’S FALSE The […]