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Strengthening health emergency security systems top priority: WHO

Kathmandu, 9 September 2021 – The World Health Organization and Member countries of South-East Asia Region discussed further strengthening health emergency security systems to effectively respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future health emergencies. “The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges. No country globally was prepared enough to deal with an emergency of …

COVID-19 Intensifies the Urgency to Expand Sustainable Energy Solutions Worldwide

To meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030, countries must safeguard the gains already attained and accelerate efforts to achieve affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. WASHINGTON, May 28, 2020 — Despite accelerated progress over the past decade, the world will fall short of ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy …

WHO Director-General Statement on the Role of Social Media Platforms in Health Information

Misinformation about vaccines is as contagious and dangerous as the diseases it helps to spread. The World Health Organization welcomes Pinterest’s leadership in protecting public health by only providing evidence-based information about vaccines to its users. We hope to see other social media platforms around the world following Pinterest’s lead. Misinformation about vaccination has spread …

WHO Condemns Multiple Attacks on Health Facilities in North-Western Syria

7 May 2019, Cairo, Egypt: The World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemns continuing attacks on health facilities in north-western Syria. Since 29 April, in just nine days, twelve health structures have been hit.  On 5 May, three facilities were struck in one day alone, including two major hospitals that provide secondary healthcare in the area.  One of the structures, a surgical unit, was supported by …

WHO condemns attack on Al Jala Hospital in Benghazi

http://www.emro.who.int/lby/libya-news/who-condemns-attack-on-al-jala-hospital-in-benghazi.html 27 December 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemns the armed attack on Al Jala Hospital in Benghazi, Libya, on 25 December. The attack resulted in damage to the hospital infrastructure. Al Jala Trauma Hospital works with limited supplies and resources, and under extreme pressure, to save lives and provide medical services …

Wide differences in antibiotic use between countries, according to new data from WHO

Geneva, 12 November 2018 New data published today by WHO reveals wide differences in consumption of antibiotics in different countries. For the first time, WHO has collated data on antibiotic consumption for human health care from 65 countries and areas. The report finds wide discrepancies in consumption rates between countries, ranging from approximately 4 defined …

WHO prequalifies breakthrough vaccine for typhoid

3 January 2018 – At the end of December 2017, WHO prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV®. Typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs) are innovative products that have longer-lasting immunity than older vaccines, require fewer doses, and can be given to young children through routine childhood immunization programs. The fact that the vaccine has …

WHO releases US$1.5 million to fight diphtheria in Cox’s Bazar as probable cases exceed 1,500

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 19 December 2017 — The World Health Organization has deployed additional staff and resources to respond to a rapidly spreading outbreak of diphtheria among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. WHO has released US$1.5 million from its Contingency Fund for Emergencies to help finance scaling up of health operations in Cox’s Bazar …