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 Episode: New vaccine to prevent meningitis epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:55

A new meningitis vaccine is being introduced to prevent epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa. We find out how big a problem meningitis is and how the vaccine will help.

 Episode: Social inequities are killing people on a grand scale, says new report | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:48

The WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health submits its final report to the WHO Director-General.

 Episode: Follow-up from the International Aids Conference in Mexico | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:55

The XVII International AIDS Conference which was held in Mexico City in early August was truly an international event with participants from every corner of the world. With over 20 000 participants, this meeting was the second largest International AIDS Conference, and the largest health-related summit ever held in the southern hemisphere.

 Episode: Global public health and ethics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:11

The role of ethics in global public health and the key ethical questions that arise during demographic and health surveillance discussed, in the context of this month's Bulletin of the World Health Organization.

 Episode: International AIDS conference opens in Mexico City; World breastfeeding week | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:21

The International AIDS conference opens today in Mexico City. One focus of the conference will be the status of the pandemic in the Americas. World Breastfeeding week raises awareness of the importance of breastfeeding for both mothers and babies; this year the focus is particularly on supporting mothers to breastfeed successfully.

 Episode: New funding to fight tobacco use in the developing world; shifting from emergency relief to early recovery in Myanmar | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:30

New funding announced to expand the fight against the growing use of tobacco products, specifically in the developing world; WHO and its partners shift emphasis in Myanmar from relief to early recovery, focusing particularly on rebuilding health facilities and restoring essential health services after Cyclone Nargis.

 Episode: WHO international staff return to work in Iraq; 2.5 billion people do not have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:06

WHO international staff return to work in Iraq after five years; and a new report says more than 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene.

 Episode: European health ministers make commitments to improve health systems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:50

Health ministers from the 53 countries of the WHO European Region have signed a new charter on health systems, committing themselves to improving the health and wealth of people in Europe.

 Episode: Call for action to reduce TB deaths among people living with HIV; impact of safe water on global health; ensuring baby-friendly hospitals | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:24

World leaders call for action to reduce tuberculosis deaths among people living with HIV; a new report highlights how much disease can be prevented by improving access to safe water and better sanitation and hygiene; and, a look at the achievements of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative since its launch in 1991.

 Episode: Polio eradication top operational priority; update on Myanmar situation; importance of volunteer blood donors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:01

WHO makes polio eradication top operational priority; an update on the situation in Myanmar six weeks after Cyclone Nargis; and why there is a need for volunteer blood donors.

 Episode: 3 million now receiving life-saving HIV drugs; what WHO is doing on health impacts of climate change; campaign asks for total ban on tobacco ads | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:48

Nearly 3 million HIV-positive people are now receiving anti-retroviral therapy; a look at what WHO is doing to address health impacts of climate change; and a new campaign for a total ban on all forms of tobacco advertisements.

 Episode: WHO's priorities 60 years ago and now: two founding pioneers reflect | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:01

Two founding pioneers recount WHO's birth 60 years ago and reflect on its role today.

 Episode: Emergency help to cyclone-affected Myanmar; UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; volunteers help deliver treatments in Africa | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:43

WHO sends emergency help to people affected by Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar; the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities comes into force; and volunteers help improve treatment coverage for malaria and river blindness in Africa.

 Episode: Experts assess progress in tackling XDR-TB; steps to further reduce maternal and child deaths | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:00

In this episode, Experts assess progress in tackling extensively drug-resistant TB; and Countdown 2015 conference identifies steps to further reduce maternal and child deaths.

 Episode: World Health Day 2008 - a focus on how climate change affects human health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:58

In this episode, On World Health Day, a look at how climate change is going to affect human health in different parts of the world.

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