World Health Organization (WHO)


  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 96 New Cases, 7 Deaths
    The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to monitor the evolution of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. The Ebola epidemic trend remains precarious, with community and healthcare facility transmissions of infection still taking ...More
    14 hours ago Posted in News
  • New Case of MERS-CoV is Reported to WHO
    On July 12, 2014, the National IHR Focal Point of the Islamic Republic of Iran reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The patient is a 67-year-old ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • WHO Welcomes Global Momentum on Viral Hepatitis
    On World Hepatitis Day, July 28, the World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes new progress in tackling one of the world’s most serious diseases. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 45 New Cases, 28 Deaths
    The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to monitor the evolution of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Between July 18 and 20, 2014, 45 new cases and 28 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. These include ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • Life After Ebola Has New Meaning for Two Survivors Now Helping Others
    Mohamed and Zena are two survivors of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea who have taken on a new role as informal Ebola Ambassadors, working with community groups to show that the disease can be prevented if people take recommended precautions. ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 67 New Cases, 19 Deaths
    The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to monitor the evolution of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. The current epidemic trend of EVD outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia remains serious, with 67 new cases and 19 deaths ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Immunization Coverage Reaches 84 Percent, Still Short of 90 Percent Goal
    More than 111 million infants received vaccines in 2013 to protect them from deadly diseases. These infants account for about 84 percent of the world’s children, but an estimated 21.8 million infants remained unvaccinated, according to new estimates from WHO and ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Young People's Views Guide WHO Advice on HIV Prevention and Care for Those Most at Risk
    Sex workers, drug users, men who have sex with men and transgender people are at higher risk of HIV than the general population – a risk that is heightened if the person is young. The World Health Organization (WHO) has produced specific guidance on how best to ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Issues Update on Polio in Equatorial Guinea
    As of July 16, 2014, Equatorial Guinea has reported a total of 5 wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases, with onset of paralysis between 28 January 2014 (first case) and 3 May 2014 (most recent case). Genetic sequencing indicated that the cases are linked to the ongoing ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Opens Regional Ebola Response Center
    In response to continuing reports of new cases and deaths attributable to Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, WHO today activated a Sub-regional Outbreak Coordination Center in Conakry, Guinea. ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
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