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[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] AUB Launches the WHO Center for Hookah Smoking Research

A ceremony to launch the World Health Organization (WHO) Knowledge Hub for Waterpipe Research was held at AUB's West Hall in Bathish Auditorium during the “Third International Conference on Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking Research,” which was organized by AUB’s
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Nov 17, 2017 20:38
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[UK] Nigel Farage dismisses 'clever people' who say that smoking kills

Nigel Farage has dismissed medical experts who warn that smoking kills millions of people every year as “clever people” who should be ignored. The former UKIP leader urged his Twitter followers to ignore a warning from the World Health Organisation that
Business Insider
added Nov 13, 2017 15:40
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[Thailand] New WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub opens to help Parties counter tobacco industry interference

The Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) launched a new Knowledge Hub to track tobacco industry interference in public policy-making. The new center will be located in Bangkok at the Thammasat University’s School of Globa
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Nov 7, 2017 23:17
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Turkey withdraws plans to loosen tobacco control laws

Minister of Finance Naci Ağbal stated that plans to allow the importation and production of heat-not-burn tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) in Turkey were withdrawn. He confirmed that these products would not be sold or prod
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Nov 5, 2017 21:24
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[Africa, UK, Zimbabwe] FT Health: The WHO’s screeching U-turn on Mugabe

Mr Tedros won widespread support to run the WHO thanks to his record as health minister of Ethiopia, but also because he had greater political experience than most of his rivals or predecessors. Yet his decision on Mr Mugabe was made without consulting s
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 29, 2017 15:42
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Mzembi speaks on WHO furore

Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi says he has no regrets about his decision to lobby for the role of (WHO) goodwill envoy for President Robert Mugabe and shall not be deterred from marketing the veteran leader by angry hecklers. In an exclusive inte
The Daily News (zw)
added Oct 29, 2017 15:50
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[Zimbabwe] Mugabe would have rejected WHO role, says spokesman after its U-turn

But the appointment was rescinded on Sunday following a backlash from Western donors, rights groups and opposition parties. Last Friday, the state-owned Herald celebrated the largely ceremonial appointment as a “New feather in President’s cap”, adding t
Reuters
added Oct 25, 2017 13:42
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[Zimbabwe] BRANSWELL: How a blunder over Robert Mugabe has cost the WHO goodwill it needs

The global health community is struggling to make sense of a blunder that has shaken confidence in the new director-general of the World Health Organization and given rise to concerns — both outside and within the WHO — about the impact the episode will
statnews.com
added Oct 26, 2017 21:22
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[Zimbabwe] Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

But Tedros said in a statement that he had listened to those expressing concerns and heard the “different issues” raised. “Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs (no
Reuters
added Oct 26, 2017 17:47
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[Zimbabwe] W.H.O. Removes Robert Mugabe as ‘Good-Will Ambassador’

After days of scathing criticism around the globe for naming Zimbabwe’s leader, Robert Mugabe, a “good-will ambassador” for health, the leader of the World Health Organization said on Sunday that he had rescinded the title.
New York Times
added Oct 26, 2017 17:46
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