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  • 15 Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between March 11, 2015 and March 22, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 15 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including three deaths. Details ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Diaries: All in a Day's Work
    A logistician with 25 years of experience, Jose Rovira-Vilaplana has supported all types of outbreaks and emergency responses, from Marburg fever and Ebola virus outbreaks, to deploying to Mexico before and during the H1N1 pandemic. He was in the first WHO response team to ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • First Ebola Vaccine to be Tested in Affected Communities One Year Into Outbreak
    The Guinean government, with the World Health Organization (WHO), has initiated the very first efficacy trial of an Ebola vaccine this week in an affected community of the Basse-Guinée, one of the areas where most Ebola cases are found in the country. Ring ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Diaries: Hitting the Ground Running
    Dr. Stéphane Hugonnet, team lead for gobal capacities, alert and responses for the World Health Organization (WHO), was one of the first WHO experts sent to Guinea to investigate cases of Ebola reported in late March 2014. A medical doctor who has spent the past 20 ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • Report Reveals Alarming Lack of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Healthcare Facilities
    The World Health Organization and UNICEF have commissioned the first comprehensive, multi-country analysis on water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services in healthcare facilities, calling for global action to push toward 100 percent coverage of these services through new ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • WHO Calls for Global Solidarity and Action to End TB Infection
    As countries mark World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for “global solidarity and action” to support a new 20-year strategy, which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. Recent years have seen tremendous ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • 15 Cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia are Reported to WHO
    Between March 3, 2015 and March 10, 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 15 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including five deaths. Details of ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Diaries: The First Cases of Ebola Originally Thought to be Caused by Lassa Virus
    Dr. Pierre Formenty has spent the past 20 years investigating communicable disease outbreaks, including many Ebola outbreaks. In mid-March 2014, while in Kinshasa, training healthcare workers to safely take and dispatch blood samples that may contain ‘dangerous ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Simple Solution Improves Water and Sanitation in Zambian Healthcare Facilities
    When Mary Mwape, a midwife, delivers babies at Lubwe Mission Hospital in Luapula Province of Zambia, there’s often no water to wash her hands or clean the newborn. Yet mothers from all over the region are referred to the hospital for delivery and related healthcare ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Typhoid Fever Outbreak in Uganda is Reported to WHO
    On Feb. 24, 2015, the Ministry of Health of Uganda notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of a typhoid fever outbreak. The outbreak started in Kampala City at the beginning of 2015. As of March 5, 2015, a total of 1,940 suspected cases have been reported. From the ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
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