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UN, international health and development agencies to promote environmentally and socially responsible procurement of health commodities

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:00:00 GMT

UN, international health and development agencies to promote environmentally and socially responsible procurement of health commodities



WHO issues new guidance on HIV self-testing ahead of World AIDS Day

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:57:00 GMT

In advance of World AIDS Day, WHO has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing to improve access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis.



9th Global conference on health promotion: Global leaders agree to promote health in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:00:00 GMT

Leaders from governments and United Nations organizations, city chiefs, and health experts from around the world today made 2 landmark commitments to promote public health and eradicate poverty.



Eastern Aleppo without any hospitals for more than 250,000 residents

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 15:10:00 GMT

More than 250,000 men, women, and children living in Eastern Aleppo are now without access to hospital care following attacks on the remaining hospitals over the last week. According to reports to WHO from the Organization’s partners in Syria, there are currently no hospitals functioning in the besieged area of the city.



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

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:31:00 GMT

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



WHO welcomes global health funding for malaria vaccine

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:00:00 GMT

The world’s first malaria vaccine will be rolled out in pilot projects in sub-Saharan Africa, WHO confirmed today. Funding is now secured for the initial phase of the programme and vaccinations are due to begin in 2018.

The vaccine, known as RTS,S, acts against P. falciparum, the most deadly malaria parasite globally, and the most prevalent in Africa. Advanced clinical trials have shown RTS,S to provide partial protection against malaria in young children.



WHO and the World Bank engage in new funding framework agreements

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:22:00 GMT

During Ebola outbreak crisis in 2014, WHO and World Bank joined their efforts to support emergency operations in affected countries and others under risk countries. In the absence of legally agreed implementation mechanism, a specific Agreement only restricted to responding to the Ebola Virus Disease was set up to speed up emergency operations and response for a total of US$ 60 million in two years.

Drawing from that experience, and given the recurrence of World-Bank financed operations and projects under governments that are implemented by WHO, the two Institutions have engaged in filling the gap by signing these Framework Agreements.



WHO condemns massive attacks on five hospitals in Syria

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:10:00 GMT

WHO condemns the attacks on five hospitals that took place in Syria on 13-15 November 2016, including three hospitals in Western Rural Aleppo and two hospitals in Idleb.



Statement of the 11th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:20:00 GMT

Statement of the 11th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus



Measles jab saves over 20 million young lives in 15 years, but hundreds of children still die of the disease every day

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:50:00 GMT

Despite a 79% worldwide decrease in measles deaths between 2000 and 2015, nearly 400 children still die from the disease every day, leading health organizations said in a report.