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Global Fund and Munich Re in risk management partnership Fri, 09 May, 2014

The Global Fund is further strengthening risk management in health programs that it supports worldwide under an agreement signed with Munich Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurers. The partnership provides for the German company to contribute know-how in areas such as supply chain optimization, which can enhance program effectiveness when fighting the three diseases.
WHO declares polio global health emergency

WHO declares polio global health emergency Mon, 05 May, 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday declared the international spread of wild polio virus in 2014 a public health crisis and asked 10 affected countries to treat the issue as a national emergency apart from imposing some conditions on travellers.
Young blood rejuvenates brains and muscles of old mice

Young blood rejuvenates brains and muscles of old mice Mon, 05 May, 2014

A team of American researchers has been studying the effects of such experiments on mice. They found that an infusion of young blood rejuvenates and restores mental capabilities in the brains of older mice.
Deadly MERS virus still spreading in Saudi Arabia

Deadly MERS virus still spreading in Saudi Arabia Mon, 28 Apr, 2014

Saudi Arabia, where MERS was discovered around two years ago and which remains the country most affected, has now had 339 confirmed cases of MERS, of which 102 have been fatal.
US Health Secretary Sebelius resigns amid Obamacare row

US Health Secretary Sebelius resigns amid Obamacare row Fri, 11 Apr, 2014

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, a White Houseofficial said on Thursday.
Ebola outbreak 'very challenging' says WHO

Ebola outbreak 'very challenging' says WHO Tue, 08 Apr, 2014

West Africa's Ebola unprecedented outbreak is among the "most challenging" for health workers since the deadly disease emerged elsewhere in Africa four decades ago, the WHO said Tuesday.
Ebola death toll hits 83 in Guinea

Ebola death toll hits 83 in Guinea Thu, 03 Apr, 2014

The deadly Ebola virus has broken out in the West African country of Guinea for the first time, alarming the public and catching health care workers off guard. Since January the virus has spread from rural areas to the capital city of Conakry, so far infecting at least 122 patients and killing 83.
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