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World Health Assembly 2012 - Challenges & opportunities
The World Health Assembly, the largest gathering of the world’s health leaders, met for six days in Geneva in May to address key public health issues affecting the global population. Middle East Health reports.
World No Tobacco Day - Combatting the ‘shameless’ tobacco cos.
WHO came out with a strongly worded statement denouncing the tobacco industry, saying national leaders need to be extra vigilant of the “aggressive attacks by the industry which undermine policies that protect people from the harms of tobacco”.
Syria Report - Syrian air force fires missiles at Aleppo hospital
Syrian government fighter planes fired rockets that struck the main emergency hospital in an opposition-controlled area of Aleppo on 14 August 2012, wounding two civilians and causing significant damage, Human Rights Watch said in a statement after visiting the damaged hospital.
Polio Eradication - WHO polio worker shot dead in Pakistan
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF issued a statement on 21 July saying they are deeply saddened by the killing of Muhammad Ishaq, a local community worker who was part of the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan. 
Health Policy - Powerful global health summit seeks to address worldwide health challenges
In what is being billed as the most high-powered meeting on the subject of health policy ever assembled, the inaugural Global Health Policy Summit, held on 1 August 2012 in London, seeks put innovation at the heart of international healthcare reform.

 Date of upload: 26th Jul 2012
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