WHO Publishes Profile Profile for Better Zika Tests

June 27, 2016

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 have developed Zika tests, but none that responds to all the characteristics that would make a real difference to the epidemic.

WHO's TB Care Advice Violated Standards, Researchers Say

June 23, 2016

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 pape

Defining the Syndrome Associated With Congenital Zika Virus Infection

June 3, 2016

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 broader range of complications that define congenital Zika virus syndrome and invites partners to join in this effort.