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Global temperatures are rising. Health systems must adapt.

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh Regional Director, World Health Organization South-East Asia Region

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Antibiotics – Handle With Care

Every five minutes a child dies due to drug-resistant bacteria in the WHO South-East Asia Region. Drugs that were effective in treating deadly diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV, malaria etc. are increasingly losing their impact.  Misuse and overuse of antibiotics is leading to antibiotic resistance which is emerging as the greatest public health threat.

World Health Organization, Antibiotics – Handle With Care

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International Day of the Midwife 2016

Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA, The United Nations Population Fund

5 May 2016

On this International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, salutesthe contribution of midwives to saving the lives of women, adolescent girls and newborns, sometimes under very difficult circumstances,in hard-to-reach communities, in humanitarian emergencies, and in fragile and conflict-torn countries.

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The Timorese government recently released its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report for 2014. Overall the MDG indicators show that living standards and human development have improved significantly in Timor-Leste since independence.

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Intensify efforts to end TB 

As part of renewed efforts to End TB, we need to return to core public health principles

Intensify efforts to end TB

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There will soon be a Media Law for Timor-Leste to include a media regulator authority, this seems more a matter of time rather than a point for debate. But why is it that we need one, or rather why is this particular law a priority for the current government?

Journalists during World Press Freedom Day in Dili.

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