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WHO Bats for Banning Lead Paints with Theme Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future

GENEVA (ABC Live): On the occasion of International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, WHO urges countries to address lead paint as a first step. The International Lead Poisoning Awareness Prevention Week of Action runs from 20-26 October 2013. This year’s theme – Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future – underscores the importance of avoiding the use of lead paint and using ... Read More »

WHO Aims to Make Mercury Free Healthcare by 2020

Geneva(ABC Live) – WHO and Health Care without Harm have joined forces to launch a new initiative to get mercury removed from all medical measuring devices by 2020. The initiative Mercury-Free Healthcare by 2020, launched today to mark the signing of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, calls for the phase out of mercury fever thermometers and blood pressure devices containing ... Read More »

WHO- China Developed Vaccine to Protect Against Japanese Encephalitis

GENEVA (ABC Live): A newly accessible vaccine against Japanese encephalitis is going to make the protection of more children in developing countries easier. The vaccine, manufactured in China, only needs to be given in one dose, it can be used for infants, and it is less expensive than other Japanese encephalitis vaccines. Today, WHO has added the vaccine to its list ... Read More »

GPEI Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan

New Delhi (ABC Live) : GPEI Polio Eradication : On 26 September, the Polio Oversight Board (POB) – made up of the heads of Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners WHO, UNICEF, Rotary International and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and senior leadership of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation— met for the first time with ... Read More »