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donderdag 7 december 2017

WHO: Improving the lives of people with disability – the role of data

Improving the lives of people with disability – the role of data
Gloria Cerón knows disability is an important issue all over the world, particularly in her own country of Chile.

But through a WHO-backed initiative, she and her colleagues at Chile's National Disability Service have developed up-to-date information on disability in her Latin American nation, and are using this to strengthen services for people who need them.
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Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox's Bazar
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Dementia: number of people affected to triple in next 30 years
As the global population ages, the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple from 50 million to 152 million by 2050.

"Nearly 10 million people develop dementia each year, 6 million of them in low- and middle-income countries," says Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. "The suffering that results is enormous. This is an alarm call: we must pay greater attention to this growing challenge and ensure that all people living with dementia, wherever they live, get the care that they need."
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