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World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Experts Around the World Show Commitment to WHO's Clean Your Hands Campaign
    As part of the major global effort to improve hand hygiene in healthcare, the WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign every year asks people to share their photographs. In 2015, social media analytics reported a reach of 39 million for #safeHANDS, with thousands ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • GOJO Supports World Health Organization's Annual Global Campaign
    The World Health Organization (WHO) annually marks May 5 with its SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign. GOJO Industries, a leader in hand hygiene and skin health and the inventors of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, once again supports this campaign in two ways. The first as ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • On World Malaria Day, a Push to Eradicate the Disease
    A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) is releasing a World Malaria Day report that shows this goal, although ambitious, is achievable. In 2015, all countries in the ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Elizabethkingia Cases in U.S. Reported to PAHO, WHO
    On April 11, 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of the United States of America notified the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak caused by Elizabethkingia anophelis. From Nov. 1, 2015 to March 30, 2016, a total of ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Immunization Game-Changers Should Be the Norm Worldwide
    During World Immunization Week 2016, held April 24-30, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlines further steps countries can take to “Close the Immunization Gap” and meet global vaccination targets by ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Experts Share Their Hopes for Ebola Vaccine
    The World Health Organization (WHO), partners and affected countries are stepping up planning for how to use an Ebola vaccine in response to an outbreak. The Ebola outbreak that struck Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in 2014 prompted the search, on an exceptionally ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Recommendations for Dengue Vaccine
    Dengue is the world’s most extensively spread mosquito-borne virus – in the last 60 years, global incidence of the disease has increased 30-fold. The World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization has recommended that ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Issues Updated Guidelines for Treatment of Hepatitis C Infection
    In view of the continued rapid progress in the development of new treatments for hepatitis C infection, the World Health Organization (WHO) is issuing updated treatment guidelines. The guidelines promote the transition to newer, more effective medicines that have the ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Emergency Response to Ebola Flare-up is Underway in Liberia
    The World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health teams in Liberia and Guinea are investigating the origins of transmission in Liberia’s latest flare-up after learning that a woman who died from Ebola in Liberia last week had recently traveled from Guinea ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Calls for Early Diagnostic Tests for Lassa Fever
    Lassa fever has killed more than 160 people in West Africa, most of them in Nigeria, since November 2015. Many of these lives could have been saved if a rapid diagnostic test were available so that people could receive treatment early. Since November 2015, Nigeria, Benin, ...More
    April 1, 2016 Posted in News
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