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At World Health Assembly, countries agree on efforts to boost pandemic preparedness

Countries on Saturday agreed to a set of key actions to better guide and coordinate international efforts in preventing, detecting, and responding to public health risks, while also committing to finalize negotiations on a global pandemic agreement within a year at the latest.

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Polio stalks Gazans as ‘anarchy’ spreads, humanitarians warn

To add to the devastation of war and the complete breakdown of law and order, Gazans now have to contend with the threat of highly infectious polio disease linked to the disastrous sanitation situation created by the conflict, the UN health agency said on Friday.

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Over 1,000 attacks on healthcare in Occupied Palestinian Territory since October

The World Health Organization (WHO) has registered more than 1,000 attacks on healthcare facilities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory since the October 7 terror attacks in Israel sparked the on-going war in Gaza, the agency’s top official in the region said on Wednesday.

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South Sudan faces a growing humanitarian crisis, warns WHO

Twelve years on from independence the people of South Sudan continue to face huge challenges, exacerbated now by the war in neighbouring Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

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