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Social inequality in wealthy nations on the rise: WHO

Social inequality in wealthy nations is increasing while in parts of the developing world many diseases are on the wane, Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization said Monday. “In some wealthy countries, the difference in the quality of life between the older generation and today’s youth is the…

WHO links child mortality to economic crisis

The World Health Organisation warned on Saturday that only a stronger political commitment to child health could prevent a dangerous rise in mortality rates at a time of global economic turmoil. WHO Director General Margaret Chan told the opening of amaternal and child health event in the Uzbek capital Tashkent that mortality rates had reached their lowest levels in…