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 Episode: New International Health Regulations; health impact of environment; importance of safe blood for mothers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:15

In this episode: The revised International Health Regulations come into force; new data from WHO show 13 million deaths could be prevented every year by making environments healthier; and WHO begins a new programme to get safe blood to expectant mothers.

 Episode: World Health Assembly opens, discusses avian flu vaccine; new initiative to counter yellow fever | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:34

The 60th World Health Assembly opens on an optimistic note; WHO Member States discuss challenges surrounding avian influenza vaccine production; and new initiative is launched to battle yellow fever.

 Episode: World Health Assembly; goodwill ambassador Liya Kebede; 10th anniversary of vaccine vial monitor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:17

World Health Assembly to debate key health issues as new Director-General sets out her vision; supermodel Liya Kebede talks about being a WHO goodwill ambassador; and keeping vaccines at the right temperature - a simple technology celebrates its 10th birthday.

 Episode: Male circumcision and HIV prevention; Avian influenza | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:15

In this episode, WHO reports on the latest avian influenza news from Jakarta, and the role of male circumcision in HIV prevention.

 Episode: Meningitis in Africa; positive news on TB epidemic; water scarcity particularly affects women and children | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:37

Meningitis in Africa: more vaccine urgently needed as the death toll rises; Positive news on tuberculosis - but HIV and drug resistance are obstacles to further progress; and on World Water Day, a call for more focus on the impact of water scarcity on women and girls.

 Episode: The case for polio eradication; WHO commits to improving women's health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:10

A new report highlights the impact of neurological disorders around the world. Yellow fever vaccination campaign protects more than one million people in Togo. And WHO Director-General announces a new senior management team.

 Episode: Neurological disorders; yellow fever in Togo; new management team in WHO | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:01

A new report highlights the impact of neurological disorders around the world. Yellow fever vaccination campaign protects more than one million people in Togo. And WHO Director-General announces a new senior management team.

 Episode: Update on avian influenza; health risks after floods in Indonesia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:22

In this episode, WHO's top infectious disease expert gives the latest update on avian flu. And people in the Indonesian capital face health risks after the severe floods.

 Episode: Executive Board wrap-up; neglected disease makes a comeback 40 years on | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:55

The WHO Executive Board closed its 120th session this week with key decisions on polio, tuberculosis and avian influenza. And, yaws, a deadly disease that was almost eradicated 40 years ago, is making a comeback. What needs to be done to bring it back under control?

 Episode: Measles deaths reduced by 60% worldwide | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:26

WHO and its partners announce an historic triumph for publich health, as 2.3 million children's lives are saved in just six years. The Measles Initiative announces a new, even more ambitious measles goal.

 Episode: Flooding in the Horn of Africa | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:11

WHO outlines the risks of communicable diseases to those affected by recent flooding, and describes how we are minimizing those risks.

 Episode: the latest on the status of HIV AIDS in the world | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:03:14

WHO and UNAIDS have recently released the 2006 AIDS epidemic update. The update warns that the AIDS epidemic continues to grow, but it also reports some reason for optimism.

 Episode: Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General Elect speech to the World Health Assembly | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:00

Dr Margaret Chan of China will be the next Director-General of the World Health Organization. Following her appointment, she told the World Health Assembly she wanted to be judged by the impact WHO's work has on the people of Africa and on women across the globe: "I want us to be judged by the impact we have on the health of the people of Africa, and the health of women. Improvements in the health of the people of Africa and the health of women are key indicators of the performance of WHO."


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