Monday, April 12, 2021

Joint Risk Assessment Operational Tool in the time of COVID-19

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 The JRA OT provides a step-wise approach for joint qualitative risk assessmentA multisectoral, One Health approach is necessary to address complex health threats at...

Launch of the Tripartite Joint Risk Assessment Operational Tool

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We are pleased to announce that a new Tripartite operational tool is available to support countries in the implementation of joint risk assessments for zoonoses, complementing the existing Tripartite Zoonoses Guide. The Operational Tool...

WHO Information Notice for IVD Users 2021/01

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Product type: All in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs) for detection of SARS-CoV-2 Date: 18 January 2021                                                                    WHO-identifier: 2021/01, version 1   Target audience: Laboratory professionals and users of IVDs.  Purpose of this notice: To...

Taeniasis: large-scale treatment shows interesting and far-reaching results

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A three-year pilot project for the control of taeniasis in Madagascar has shown very interesting and far-reaching results. Eligible adults and children aged five...

In memory: Dr Alexander Kessler, co-founder of HRP

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Dr Alexander Kessler, the first director of HRP from 1972 to 1983, died on 30 December 2020 at the age of 89. Regretfully, but...

WHO issues new 10-year plan to end suffering from neglected tropical diseases

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A new World Health Organization (WHO) road map for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) proposes ambitious targets and innovative approaches to tackle 20 diseases which...

Message from Director SRH/HRP

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Ian Askew, Director, Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research including UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human...

WHO publishes new Essential Diagnostics List and urges countries to prioritize investments in testing

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To address the lack of access to tests and testing services in multiple countries, WHO since 2018 has published a yearly essential diagnostics list...

A parasitic infection that can turn fatal with administration of corticosteroids

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Healthcare workers in tropical and sub-tropical settings where strongyloidiasis is prevalent or caring for patients who have travelled to such areas, need to maintain...

COVAX Announces new agreement, plans for first deliveries

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COVAX announced the signing of an advance purchase agreement for up to 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine; rollout to commence with successful...

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