Monday, August 3, 2020

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...

Final Statement on the 8th meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005)

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Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (provinces of Ituri, North Kivu, and South Kivu) on 26 June...

IOC joins forces with WHO and the United Nations to fight COVID-19

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On Olympic Day, 23 June 2020, the International Olympic Committee and WHO together with the United Nations launch a partnership to encourage individuals and communities...

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