World Health Organization (WHO)


  • WHO Calls for Scaled-Up Vaccination Against Measles in Europe
    The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe calls on policy-makers, healthcare workers and parents immediately to step up vaccination against measles across age groups at risk. This will help to put an end to the outbreaks occurring in countries in the ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • Warning Signals from the Volatile World of Influenza Viruses
    The current global influenza situation is characterized by a number of trends that must be closely monitored. These include: an increase in the variety of animal influenza viruses co-circulating and exchanging genetic material, giving rise to novel strains; continuing cases ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • One Case of Human Infection with H5N6 Virus in China is Reported to WHO
    On Feb. 23, 2015, the Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of one additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. A 61-year-old man from Hong Kong ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • WHO is Notified of Four Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia
    Between Feb. 20, 2015 and Feb. 22, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of four additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including one death. ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • 43 Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between Feb. 8, 2015 and Feb. 19, 2015, the IHR National Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 43 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 14 deaths. Details of the ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • More Progress Needed to Control MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia
    A team of experts from  the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and Institut Pasteur in France concluded a mission to Saudi Arabia to assess the current situation of the ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Calls for Worldwide Use of 'Smart' Syringes
    Use of the same syringe or needle to give injections to more than one person is driving the spread of a number of deadly infectious diseases worldwide. Millions of people could be protected from infections acquired through unsafe injections if all healthcare programs ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Urges Governments to Tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases
    The World Health Organization (WHO) urges affected countries to scale up their investment in tackling 17 neglected tropical diseases in order to improve the health and wellbeing of more than 1.5 billion people. This investment would represent as little as 0.1 percent of ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 'All In' Initiative Addresses AIDS Epidemic Among Adolescents
    While major advances have been made in almost every area of the response to HIV, progress for adolescents is falling behind, say leaders in the global response to end the AIDS epidemic. AIDS has become the leading cause of death for adolescents in Africa and the second ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Five Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between Feb. 5 and Feb. 7, 2015, the IHR National Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (SAU) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of five additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Details of the cases are as ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
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