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  • Eight Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between July 16 and July 25, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of eight additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including one death. Details of the ...More
    2 days ago Posted in News
  • Africa Risks Large Meningitis Outbreak, Public Health Officials Warn
    With Africa at risk of a large meningitis outbreak, an acute shortage of meningitis C-containing vaccine threatens to severely limit the world’s ability to minimize the number of people affected, four international public health organizations warned today. ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • WHO Calls for Urgent Action to Curb Hepatitis
    On World Hepatitis Day, July 28, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights the urgent need for countries to enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and to ensure that people who have been infected are diagnosed and offered treatment. This year, ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Vaccinating and Registering Children Born During Ebola
    In Sierra Leone, the Ebola outbreak has affected all aspects of healthcare. Exact numbers are yet to be confirmed but it is clear that many children have missed out on routine vaccination services and birth registration during the outbreak. To counter this, mass ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Six Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between July 1 and July 14, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of six additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Details of the cases are as follows: 1. ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Diaries: Helping People to Stay Safe
    Dr. Carmem Pessoa da Silva is an infection control specialist at WHO. She was first deployed to Liberia in September 2014 when the Ebola outbreak was at its height. The number of people ill with Ebola greatly outnumbered the number of treatment beds. People needed help to ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Issues Policy Brief on HIV Prevention Among Transgender Populations
    This new technical brief summarizes essential information and existing World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care among transgender populations. The 2011 WHO guidance, Prevention and Treatment of HIV and Other ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Self-Testing Helps Combat HIV in Adolescents
    Today only half of people living with HIV are aware of their status. This testing gap, coupled with the importance of early treatment for HIV, is driving interest in of the role of self-testing for HIV. ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
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