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World Health Organization (WHO)

  • WHO Issues Core Components of Effective Infection Prevention and Control Programs
    Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a major public health problem with a significant impact on morbidity, mortality and quality of life. They represent also an important economic burden to health systems worldwide. However, a large proportion of HAI are preventable ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Can Bacteria Help Stop the Spread of Disease?
    Mosquitoes kill an estimated 700 000 people a year. If infected with viruses that cause diseases like chikungunya, dengue and Zika, mosquitos can transmit them to humans in one bite. Researchers have now pilot-deployed a new technique to control diseases transmitted by ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Reports Addresses Inequality in Childhood Immunization
    The World Health Organization (WHO) report, "State of Inequality: Childhood Immunization," addresses two overarching questions: What inequalities in childhood immunization coverage exist in low- and middle-income countries? And how have childhood immunization inequalities ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Malaria Control Improves in Africa But Global Progress is Off Track
    The World Health Organization (WHO)’s World Malaria Report 2016 reveals that children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa have greater access to effective malaria control. Across the region, a steep increase in diagnostic testing for children and preventive ...More
    December 13, 2016 Posted in News
  • First WHO Prequalified Hepatitis C Rapid Test Opens Door to Expanded Treatment
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has just prequalified its first hepatitis C virus (HCV) rapid diagnostic test, a tool that will aid diagnosis of HCV in low- and middle-income countries and improve access to treatment. “The fact that we now have very effective new ...More
    December 6, 2016 Posted in News
  • WHO Report Warns Global Actions and Investments to End Tuberculosis Epidemic are Falling Far Short
    New data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its 2016 Global Tuberculosis Report show that countries need to move much faster to prevent, detect, and treat the disease if they are to meet global targets. Governments have agreed on targets to end the ...More
    October 13, 2016 Posted in News
  • WHO Releases New Treatment Guidelines for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis
    New guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all caused by bacteria and are ...More
    August 30, 2016 Posted in News
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