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WHO’s first global report on sepsis

WHO calls for global action on sepsis - cause of 1 in 5 deaths worldwide

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WHO’s first global report on sepsis finds that the effort to tackle millions of deaths and disabilities due to sepsis is hampered by serious gaps in knowledge, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. According to recent studies, sepsis kills 11 million people each year, many of them children. It disables millions more. Patients who are critically ill with severe COVID-19 and other infectious diseases are at higher risk of developing and dying from sepsis.

Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet

WHO and UNICEF called on governments

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Breastfeeding provides every child with the best possible start in life. It delivers health, nutritional and emotional benefits to both children and mothers, and it forms part of a sustainable food system. But while breastfeeding is a natural process, it is not always easy. Mothers need support – both to get started and to sustain breastfeeding. In line with the theme “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”,  WHO and UNICEF called on governments to protect and promote women’s access to skilled breastfeeding counselling, a critical component of such support. Breastfeeding counselling can help mothers to build confidence while respecting their individual circumstances and choices. Improving access to skilled counselling can also extend the duration of breastfeeding and promote exclusive breastfeeding, with benefits for babies, families and economies.  
 

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WHO representative visited Kerman University of Medical Sciences

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Dr.Cristoph Hamelmann visited Kerman University of Medical Sciences on 16th february 2020 and attended the meeting being held at the Directorate of International Affairs of KMU.

Dr.Amir Heidari, the Director of International Affairs, joined via video-conference and presented a report about the activities carried out and the future plan of the secretariat of WHOCCs.

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