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Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

What is RSS?

WHO news headlines and summary texts are now available via "really simple syndication" (RSS). RSS is a straightforward way for you to keep up-to-date with the latest news from WHO. Every time a news article is published on the WHO web site, you will receive an automatic update without having to visit our site.

What does an RSS feed look like?

Each RSS feed consists of the most recent news stories in summary form. An example of a WHO news release in this format would be as follows:

Title: High level Iraqi delegation discusses health sector reform in Iraq

Date: Wednesday, 9 May 2012 12:47:38 GMT


9 May 2012 -- A high-level parliamentary delegation from Iraq is visiting the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean to take part in a 2-day workshop that aims at continuing the practical steps of a health sector modernization programme in Iraq. The workshop will be held on 9–10 May 2012 in the Regional Office.

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How does RSS work?

To use RSS on your computer you will need to obtain a program called a news reader, which allows you to collect and display RSS feeds from your chosen web sites. There are many different types of news reader available.

How do I access WHO RSS feeds?

You need to set your news reader to retrieve the RSS feed from the WHO web site. To do this you will need to copy the link to the service you wish to subscribe to. You then need to follow the instructions for your particular news reader to subscribe to a new service, and paste this link into your news reader.