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World Health Organization (WHO)

  • WHO Issues First Viral Hepatitis Testing Guidelines
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first-ever global guidance on testing for chronic viral hepatitis B and C. Viral hepatitis causes an estimated 1.4 million deaths worldwide each year. The guidelines were released in a special session at the 26th Conference ...More
    2 days ago Posted in News
  • WHO Director-General Issues Statement on Zika Readiness Around the Globe
    Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Organization (WHO), issues a statement on preparing for the long haul of Zika readiness. ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Issues First Global Estimates of Annual Number of Neonatal Herpes Cases
    Neonatal herpes is a rare but potentially devastating complication of genital herpes during pregnancy, which can cause brain damage, breathing problems, seizures and even death. Neonatal herpes infection can occur when an infant is exposed to herpes simplex virus types 1 or ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Offers Flu-Prevention Pointers
    The World Health Organization (WHO) offers the following information in a Q&A format to help individuals educate themselves about seasonal influenza and its prevention. ...More
    January 26, 2017 Posted in News
  • New Report Offers Global Resource on Using the Law to Improve Health
    Soda tax in Mexico. Salt limits in South Africa. Plain tobacco packaging in Australia. National health insurance in Ghana. Mandatory motorcycle helmets in Vietnam. Healthcare reform in the United States. They're just some of the hundreds of examples of the vital role the ...More
    January 18, 2017 Posted in News
  • 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
    January 10, 2017 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
    December 30, 2016 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
    December 19, 2016 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
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