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WHO Releases Annual World Health Statistics Report

The WHO on Friday released its annual World Health Statistics report, which includes data on more than 100 indicators – such as life expectancy, mother and child mortality, disease prevalence and health expenditures – from the agency’s 193 member states, the Associated Press reports (5/14).

Also In Global Health News: WHO’s Classification Of Taiwan; Midwife Training Study; Indian Vaccine Makers; WHO Plan For Traffic Accidents

Taiwan To Lodge Protest With WHO Over Classification As Chinese Territory Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou on Tuesday “accused China of pressuring the World Health Organization into recognizing Taiwan as a Chinese territory and says Beijing’s move is ‘very negative’ for bilateral ties,” the Associated Press/Washington Post reports. Taiwan gained observer…

Actress Julia Roberts Joins Alliance For Clean Cookstoves As Global Ambassador

Actress Julia Roberts will serve as a global ambassador for the Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and join Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s effort “to introduce 100 million clean cookstoves around the world by 2020, the State Department said Friday,” Agence France-Presse reports.