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Joint FAO/WHO/WOAH preliminary assessment of recent influenza A(H5N1) viruses

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Friday, 26 April 2024 Joint FAO/WHO/WOAH preliminary assessment of recent influenza A(H5N1) viruses ·                The risk of avian influenza is evolving with the virus, and needs real-time monitoring. WHO and partners are asking countries to rapidly share information...
WHO identified the spread of Anopheles stephensi as a significant threat to malaria control and elimination – particularly in Africa

A major step in malaria prevention as three West African countries roll out the...

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A major step in malaria prevention as three West African countries roll out vaccine 25 April, Cotonou/Freetown/Monrovia - In a significant step forward for malaria prevention in Africa, three countries—Benin, Liberia and Sierra Leone—today launched a large-scale...
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WHO’s Science in 5: Protecting you from substandard and falsified medicines 

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WHO's Science in 5: Protecting you from substandard and falsified medicines  You may have heard about substandard or falsified syrup harming children and even causing deaths. There have been reports of falsified diabetes and weight loss...
WHO identified the spread of Anopheles stephensi as a significant threat to malaria control and elimination – particularly in Africa

WHO’s annual malaria report spotlights the growing threat of climate change

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WHO’s annual malaria report spotlights the growing threat of climate change https://www.who.int/news/item/30-11-2023-who-s-annual-malaria-report-spotlights-the-growing-threat-of-climate-change 30 November 2023 - Despite strides in expanding access to insecticide-treated nets and medicines to help prevent malaria in young children and pregnant women, more...
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Shipments to African countries herald final steps toward broader vaccination against malaria: Gavi, WHO...

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Shipments to African countries herald final steps toward broader vaccination against malaria: Gavi, WHO and UNICEF More than 330 000 doses of WHO-recommended RTS,S malaria vaccine arrived last night in Cameroon – a historic step...
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Multi-Country Funding Appeal: occupied Palestinian territory and Egypt, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic and Jordan

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Multi-Country Funding Appeal: occupied Palestinian territory and Egypt, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic and Jordan Since 7 October 2023, the escalating crisis in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory has caused large numbers of civilian deaths...
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WHO calls for immediate release, access to, and medical support for hostages taken by...

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WHO calls for immediate release, access to, and medical support for hostages taken by Hamas 25 October 2023 | Geneva: Gravely concerned by the humanitarian and health situation facing approximately 200 people, including health workers and...
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Shock, grief and the challenge of healing: Israel’s health system responds to the October...

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Shock, grief and the challenge of healing: Israel’s health system responds to the October attacks Dr Michel Thieren, WHO Special Representative in Israel, spent almost 2 weeks travelling across the country to see how the...
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WHO health supplies move towards Gaza

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WHO health supplies move towards Gaza 21 October 2023, Cairo, Egypt — Four trucks carrying WHO health supplies have started to move towards the Rafah border crossing, on their way to Gaza. The supplies include trauma...
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World leaders commit to new targets to end TB says WHO

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World leaders commit to new targets to end TB22 September 2023 New York, US -- World leaders at the United Nations General Assembly’s High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis have approved a Political Declaration with ambitious new...
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WHO DISEASE out break notice for Enterovirus-Echovirus 11 Infection in the European Region

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Saturday 8 July 2023 DISEASE OUTBREAK NEWS Enterovirus-Echovirus 11 Infection - the European Region Situation at a glance Since the Disease Outbreak News published on 31 May 2023 which reported enterovirus, Echovirus 11 (E-11) infection in France, additional Member States in...
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WHO’s annual assembly ends with an agreement on funding and an array of health...

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WHO’s annual assembly ends with agreement on funding, and array of health topics WHO’s 76th health assembly closed today, having addressed a vast array of issues, including behavioural sciences; best buys for non-communicable diseases; diagnostics; disabilities;...
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Awards for outstanding contributions to public health presented during the Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly

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Awards for outstanding contributions to public health presented during the Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly Geneva---26 May 2023--During a moving ceremony at the Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly in Geneva, awards were presented to persons and institutions...
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First global strategy on infection prevention and control at Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly of...

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First global strategy on infection prevention and control The World Health Assembly agreed today on the first-ever global strategy on infection prevention and control (IPC), which builds on almost two decades of efforts led by...
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Member States urge WHO to keep momentum on work to prevent and respond to...

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Member States urge WHO to keep momentum on work to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct Committee B this afternoon discussed the Prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (Item 22.1) as part of the Review...
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FIFA and WHO extend collaboration to promote health through football

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FIFA and WHO extend collaboration to promote health through football FIFA and WHO extend Memorandum of Understanding for four more years WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and FIFA President Gianni Infantino sign new agreement in...
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WHO Director-General’s High-Level Welcome at the Seventy-Sixth World Health Assembly – 21 May 2023

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WHO Director-General's High-Level Welcome at the Seventy-Sixth World Health Assembly – 21 May 202321 May 2023Your Excellency Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh, President of the 75th World Health Assembly, Your Excellency Alain Berset, President of the Swiss...
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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the 15th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee on...

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WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the 15th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee on COVID-19 pandemic – 4 May 2023 Thursday, May 4, 2023 Professor Houssin, members and advisors of the Emergency Committee, dear colleagues and...
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Key leadership appointments made to drive WHO strategic direction and initiatives

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Key leadership appointments made to drive WHO strategic direction and initiatives Geneva--- 17 April 2023 --The World Health Organization (WHO) has appointed five new senior figures to its headquarters leadership team in Geneva. The new appointments...
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DISEASE OUTBREAK NEWS Avian Influenza A(H3N8) – China

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DISEASE OUTBREAK NEWS Avian Influenza A(H3N8) - China Situation at a glance On 27 March 2023, the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China notified WHO of one confirmed case of human infection with...

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