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World Health Organization (WHO)

  • 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
    4 days ago 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
    4 days ago 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
    2 weeks ago 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
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Offers Health Advice for Travelers to the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games
    The XXXI Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016, Brazil, will take place Aug. 5-21, 2016 and from Sept. 7-18, 2016, respectively. Five additional cities will be hosting matches of the Olympic football tournament: Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Salvador, ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Defining the Syndrome Associated With Congenital Zika Virus Infection
    Emerging evidence suggests a broader range of possible complications for babies born to women affected with Zika virus. These could go beyond microcephaly to effects on other brain abnormalities. The World Health Organization (WHO) is coordinating efforts to understand the ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Updates Guidance on Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated guidance originally published on Feb. 18, 2016 to provide advice on the prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus. This document is intended to inform the general public, and to be used by healthcare workers and policy ...More
    May 31, 2016 Posted in News
  • IHR Emergency Committee Addresses the International Spread of Poliovirus
    The ninth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the director-­general on May 12, 2016. As with the seventh and eighth meetings, the ...More
    May 26, 2016 Posted in News
  • WHO Confirms Zika Virus Strain Imported From the Americas to Africa
    Sequencing of the virus in Cabo Verde by Institut Pasteur, Dakar confirms that the Zika virus currently circulating in Cabo Verde is the same as the one circulating in the Americas -- the Asian type -- and was most likely imported from Brazil. This is the first time that ...More
    May 20, 2016 Posted in News
  • Zika Virus Expected to Spread in Europe in Late Spring and Summer
    A new World Health Organization (WHO) report assesses the risk of a Zika virus disease outbreak occurring during late spring and summer in Europe. While the overall risk is low to moderate, countries where Aedes mosquitoes are present are more likely to experience a Zika ...More
    May 19, 2016 Posted in News
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