How to protect yourself from seasonal flu

WHO/Tom Pietrasik

The influenza A/H1N1 virus is among the four influenza viruses that normally circulate seasonally worldwide.

Although most people who get influenza every year have a relatively mild illness, it can cause severe illness and death every year.

Globally WHO recommends influenza vaccination as the most effective way to prevent infection.

World Cancer Day, 04 February 2015

WHO/Richard Warren

Every year cancer kills an estimated 1.1 million people in the WHO’s South-East Asia Region and nearly 1.7 million new cancer cases are reported. But cancer can be prevented with lifestyle and dietary changes and cured if detected early and treated adequately.

136th Executive Board starts with special session on Ebola

136th Executive Board starts with special session on Ebola
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The 136th session of the WHO Executive Board will run from 26 January‑3 February 2015. On Sunday, 25 January, the Board held a special session on the Ebola emergency. The special session reviewed the current state of WHO’s Ebola response and made recommendations for future large-scale and sustained outbreaks and emergencies.

India: first to adapt the Global Monitoring Framework on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)

Every year, roughly 5.8 million Indians die from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes. In other words, 1 in 4 Indians risks dying from an NCD before they reach the age of 70.

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