World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Improved Data Reveals Higher Global Burden of Tuberculosis
    Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated. The World Health Organization (WHO)’s ...More
    6 hours ago Posted in News
  • WHO Offers Consolidated Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness Checklist
    The World Health Organization (WHO) is offering a Consolidated Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness Checklist, based on efforts by various national and international institutions including WHO, CDC and UN OCHA. It identifies 10 key components and tasks for both countries and ...More
    2 days ago Posted in News
  • WHO and Partners Agree on a Common Approach to Strengthen Ebola Preparedness in Unaffected Countries
    The World Health Organization (WHO) and partner organizations meeting in Brazzaville have agreed on a range of core actions to support countries unaffected by Ebola in strengthening their preparedness in the event of an outbreak. Building on national and international ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • First Case of MERS-CoV in Austria is Reported to WHO
    On Sept. 30, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Austria notified the World Health Organization (WHO) via the European Commission’s Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) of a laboratory confirmed case of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 15 Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    The National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia has reported additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to the World Health Organization (WHO). Between Aug. 11, 2014 and Sept. 28, 014, 15 cases of ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • First Atochthonous Case of Ebola Virus Disease Reported in Spain
    On Oct. 6, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of the first confirmed autochthonous case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Spain. This case represents the first human-to-human transmission of EVD outside Africa. The case is a female healthcare worker with ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • First Case of Marburg Virus Disease in Uganda is Reported to WHO
    On Oct. 5, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Uganda notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of a confirmed case of Marburg virus disease (MVD) in Kampala, Uganda. The confirmed case was a healthcare worker who had onset of disease on Sept. 11, 2014 while working at ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Survivors Help Train Healthcare Workers in Liberia
    Only people who have been sick with Ebola virus disease and recovered from this traumatic experience can explain what it was like and what their needs were during the illness. That is why a group of six Ebola survivors were asked to play a critical role in a new training ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • The Guinean Town That Overcame Ebola
    The Telimele district, with its 300,000-strong population, was relatively far from the country’s Ebola epicenter in the southeastern forest region. Dr. Maurice Ony Beuvogui, the director of the district hospital in Telimele, believed his 44-bed hospital was ready to ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
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