Saturday, December 5, 2020

Global Solidarity to End TB and HIV

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The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Global solidarity, resilient services”. At the 2016 UN High-level Meeting on ending AIDS, member states committed to...

WHO releases new guidance on integrating mental health in radiological and nuclear emergency response

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The Framework for mental health and psychosocial support in radiological and nuclear emergencies, released today, brings together, for the first time, existing knowledge from the...

The city of lights glows teal for cervical cancer elimination

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Paris, the City of Lights, celebrated the world’s historic commitment to eliminate cervical cancer by illuminating in teal on November 17th. Standing in solidarity...

World leaders join forces to fight the accelerating crisis of antimicrobial resistance

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The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health...

First ever vaccine listed under WHO emergency use

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WHO today listed the nOPV2 vaccine (Bio Farma, Indonesia) for emergency use to address the rising cases of a vaccine-derived polio strain in a number of...

Neglected tropical diseases: World Health Assembly endorses bold new road map targets for 2030

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Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals: a road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030 sets out global targets and actions to...

UNICEF and WHO call for emergency action to avert major measles and polio epidemics

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UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) today issued an urgent call to action to avert major measles and polio epidemics as COVID-19 continues...

Medical Product Alert N°5/2020

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Falsified Fluzone® Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine identified in WHO region of the Americas Alert Summary This WHO Medical Product Alert relates to three different batches of...

As COVID-19 spread accelerates, IHR Emergency Committee urges focus on measures that work

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The Emergency Committee on COVID-19 met on 29 October to review the situation and progress made on the temporary recommendations.  They advised that the...

Beijing+25: where are we now, and where do we go next?

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Special series aims to advance women’s health and gender equality. Progress on gender equality has been made in all 12 key areas identified in...

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