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World Health Organization (WHO)

  • WHO Report Warns Global Actions and Investments to End Tuberculosis Epidemic are Falling Far Short
    New data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its 2016 Global Tuberculosis Report show that countries need to move much faster to prevent, detect, and treat the disease if they are to meet global targets. Governments have agreed on targets to end the ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Releases New Treatment Guidelines for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis
    New guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all caused by bacteria and are ...More
    August 30, 2016 Posted in News
  • Mass Vaccination Campaign to Protect Millions Against Yellow Fever
    Working with Ministries of Health in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) is coordinating 56 global partners to vaccinate more than 14 million people against yellow fever in more than 8,000 locations. The yellow fever outbreak has ...More
    August 16, 2016 Posted in News
  • Mobile Labs Deliver Faster Yellow Fever Test Results
    Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The disease is difficult to diagnose because it has similar symptoms as a range of other diseases, such as malaria and dengue. With more than 5,000 suspected yellow fever cases and more ...More
    August 1, 2016 Posted in News
  • WHO Encourages Action to Reduce Deaths from Viral Hepatitis
    Ahead of World Hepatitis Day, July 28, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the disease, and to increase access to testing and treatment services. Today, only 1 in 20 people with viral hepatitis know ...More
    July 26, 2016 Posted in News
  • Global Immunization Coverage Sustained in the Past Five Years
    The latest WHO and UNICEF data on global immunization coverage show that 86 percent of the world’s children received the required three doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis containing vaccines (DTP3) in 2015, a coverage level that has been sustained above ...More
    July 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • An R&D Blueprint for Action to Prevent Epidemics
    The R&D Blueprint is a global strategy and preparedness plan that allows the rapid activation of R&D activities during epidemics. Its aim is to fast-track the availability of effective tests, vaccines and medicines that can be used to save lives and avert large ...More
    June 27, 2016 Posted in News
  • WHO Publishes Profile Profile for Better Zika Tests
    The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in February 2016, based on the suspected link between Zika virus infection, congenital malformations, and neurologic syndromes. Since then, several developers and laboratories ...More
    June 27, 2016 Posted in News
  • WHO's TB Care Advice Violated Standards, Researchers Say
    The World Health Organization (WHO) violated sound standards of medical care and human rights by nudging poorer countries to follow less expensive, untested and largely ineffective treatment protocols for tuberculosis patients, a new paper by researchers at Duke, Brandeis ...More
    June 23, 2016 Posted in News
  • Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces the Risk of HIV-Related Infections
    Adults and children with HIV who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) as early as possible reduce their risk of developing serious HIV-related infections, according to new findings published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases on June 15, 2016. Two studies in adults ...More
    June 23, 2016 Posted in News
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