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  Healthcare facilities struggle in face of conflict
Populations in the capital city of Sana’a and 13 of Yemen’s 22 governorates have been affected by the violence, and the escalation in conflict and violence has placed immense strain on health facilities and humanitarian healthcare providers...
   
Syria Update - Millions face health crisis after deadliest year
The security situation in the Syrian Arab Republic remains critical. In 2014, the ongoing crisis affected the health and wellbeing of millions of Syrians. Tens of thousands of people, especially in Idleb, Dier ez-Zor, Al Hassakeh, Aleppo, Homs, Rural Damascus... 
 
   
Polio - International spread of virus remains a threat, says WHO
The fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the international spread of wild poliovirus in 2014 - 15 was convened via teleconference by the Director-General on 17 February 2015.
 
   
Tobacco and Health - Countries cut smoking, but more action needed to meet 2025 target
New data shows a declining rate of tobacco use and an increase in numbers of nonsmokers. But governments need to intensify action to combat the tobacco industry and dramatically reduce consumption of tobacco products to, in turn, protect public health, according to the World Health Organization. 

 Date of upload: 10th May 2015
                                  
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