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WHO releases country estimates on air pollution exposure and health impact

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:38:00 GMT

A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits.



Election process for the new WHO Director-General

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Six candidates have been proposed by Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the position of WHO Director-General.

Member States proposed the following candidates:



At UN, global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:38:00 GMT

World leaders today signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines.



UN Commission: New investments in global health workforce will create jobs and drive economic growth

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The Presidents of France and South Africa today called for urgent investments globally to create new jobs in the health sector in order to prevent a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers primarily in low- and lower-middle-income countries, and help countries to maximize the social and economic benefits of increased health employment.



Millions protected in Africa’s largest-ever emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:38:00 GMT

A major part of the largest emergency vaccination campaign against yellow fever ever attempted in Africa has been completed, with more than 7.7 million people vaccinated in record time in the city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This has been accomplished through an extraordinary network of partnerships and collaborations.



Fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:13:00 GMT

The fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) on Zika and microcephaly convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus was held by teleconference on 1 September 2016, from 13:15 to 15:45 Central European Time.



Second meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) concerning yellow fever

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:57:00 GMT

The second meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) regarding yellow fever was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) by teleconference on 31 August 2016, from 13:00 to 17:30 Central European Time.



Growing antibiotic resistance forces updates to recommended treatment for sexually transmitted infections

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:38:00 GMT

New guidelines for the treatment of 3 common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were today issued by WHO in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.



Statement on the 10th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:20:00 GMT

Reviewing data on wild poliovirus, the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) expressed grave concern over 2 new cases of polio in Nigeria, and commended progress made in Afghanistan and Pakistan.



WHO scales up response to humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

A WHO emergency health team arrived 19 August 2016 in Maiduguri State to assess and respond to the health needs of 800 000 people in north eastern Nigeria, formerly held by militant insurgency groups. WHO is scaling up its emergency response activities, together with partners, to assist hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need of health services. More than half of the health facilities in Borno State, the area most severely affected, are not functioning.