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1 April 2003


Monday, March 31 - latest WHO health briefing on Iraq

More health information on Iraq

Latest information: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Significant milestones achieved in fight against tuberculosis
24 March 2003 -- Ten years after declaring tuberculosis (TB) a global emergency, WHO today announced that ten million TB patients worldwide have successfully completed treatment for the disease. However, according to the WHO Global Tuberculosis Control Report for 2003, released today, urgent effort and funding is still needed to curb the double burden of TB and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.
Press release | Global TB Control Report 2003

Director-General addresses the Commission on Human Rights
20 March 2003 -- In addressing the 59th Human Rights Commission, Dr Brundtland appealed for the protection and assistance of Iraq's most vulnerable citizens. The Director-General noted that health as a human right had been neglected in the past and that WHO is committed to furthering its human rights activities and continues to support its Member States in advancing this fundamental human right.
Director-General’s statement | Health and human rights site

World Tuberculosis Day, 24 March 2003 - "People with TB"
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DOTS cured me - it will cure you too!
Stop TB site
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Global TB Control Report 2003
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Tuberculosis strategy and operations, monitoring and evaluation site


29 March 2003
Iraq needs $325 million for emergency health care, says World Health Organization
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20 March 2003
WHO releases new tool to boost access to quality medicines and detect counterfeits
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15 March 2003
World Health Organization issues emergency travel advisory
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12 March 2003
WHO issues a global alert about cases of atypical pneumonia
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3 March 2003
WHO/FAO release independent Expert Report on diet and chronic disease
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World Health Day 2003
7 April 2003
This year's theme for World Health Day is "Healthy Environments for Children". Under the slogan "Shape the Future of Life", planned events around the world will kickstart action on reducing environmental risks to children's health in the home, school and community environments.
World Health Day 2003

Africa Malaria Day 2003
"Roll Back Malaria, Protect Women and Children!"
25 April 2003
The theme for Africa Malaria Day 2003 is "Insecticide treated nets and effective malaria treatment for pregnant women and young children by 2005".
Africa Malaria Day

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Multi-country outbreak - Update 15
31 March 2003
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Multi-country outbreak - Update 14
29 March 2003
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