Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Plane carrying WHO trauma and surgical supplies arrives in Beirut, Lebanon

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A plane carrying 20 tonnes of WHO health supplies has landed in Beirut, Lebanon, to support the treatment of patients injured by the massive...

COVID-19 Emergency Committee highlights need for response efforts over long term

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The Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth meeting on 31 July....

World Breastfeeding Week 2020 Message

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The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”. In line with this theme, WHO and UNICEF are calling...

European Medicines Agency (EMA) approval of the dapivirine ring for HIV prevention for women...

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced today that its human medicines committee (CHMP) provided a positive benefit-risk opinion on the use of the Dapivirine...

New estimates show worldwide fall in unintended pregnancies since

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Women in poorest countries at greater risk of unintended pregnancy and lack access to safe and legal abortion care servicesNew estimates, published in The...

WHO Director-General pays tribute to Spain’s sacrifices and leadership to confront COVID-19

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World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today joined the leadership of Spain, paying homage to those who have lost their lives in...

#EndTB Webinar: From Policy to Practice: Rolling out new WHO guidelines on rapid diagnostics...

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A special #EndTB Webinar was organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 9 July 2020 to provide key updates on recently released new WHO...

Poor quality medicines putting the lives of pregnant women at risk

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 Good-quality medicines, given at the right time, can save the lives of pregnant and recently pregnant women and their newborn babies. New evidence synthesis...

WHO: access to HIV medicines severely impacted by COVID-19 as AIDS response stalls

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Seventy-three countries have warned that they are at risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...

Introductory meeting of WHO’s Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Tuberculosis

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An introductory meeting of WHO’s Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Tuberculosis (STAG-TB) was held on 24-25 June 2020. STAG-TB, which is comprised of...

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