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  • Investment in midwifery can save millions of lives of women and newborns
    3 June 2014 -- A report released today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund together with the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), WHO and partners reveals that major deficits in the midwifery workforce occur in 73 countries where these services are most desperately needed. The report recommends new strategies to address these deficits and save millions of lives of women and newborns.
  • WHO calls for higher tobacco taxes to save more lives
    24 May 2014 -- On World No Tobacco Day, WHO calls on countries to raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop and help save lives.
  • World Health Assembly closes
    24 May 2014 -- The Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly closed today, after adopting more than 20 resolutions on public health issues of global importance.


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