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WHO declares Zika virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern
On 1 February the Zika virus was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan. The declaration was made on the advice of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations.
Scale of attacks on medical neutrality unprecedented
The Syrian conflict is unprecedented in the scale and gravity of the attacks on medical neutrality, which was something that was agreed upon 150 years ago in Geneva,” says Mohammed Z Sahloul, MD. “Nearly 700 medical workers have been killed in this war, and more than 300 hospitals attacked, according to Physicians for Human Rights.

 Date of upload: 15th Mar 2016
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