WHO welcomes Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 for discoveries of drugs against tropical diseases

GENEVA, 05 October 2015 − WHO welcomes the decision to award the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries of drugs that have radically improved treatment against tropical diseases such as malaria, onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis.

Ending violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people


29 September 2015 - United Nations entities call on States to act urgently to end violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) adults, adolescents and children.

WHO welcomes introduction of new tobacco advertising changes in China

BEIJING, 31 August 2015 – Advertising of tobacco products is akin to marketing death and disease. That is why new restrictions on tobacco advertising in China, which come into effect from 1 September are to be warmly welcomed, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Make all public places 100% smoke-free to protect public health

BEIJING, 19 August 2015 – Smoke-free environments are crucial for protecting the public from the harms of secondhand smoke, and there is very strong public support for making public places smoke-free in China. Strong laws are needed – and where they exist and are rigorously enforced, they work. These are the key findings from the results of the China City Adult Tobacco Survey, released in Beijing today.

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