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WHO director-general releases statement about Zika virus

Dr. Margaret Chan, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), recently released a statement about the outbreak of the Zika virus, which has continued to be an ongoing problem since Feb. 1. Read More »

WHO reminds of global goals on World TB Day

The World Health Organization (WHO) is commemorating World TB Day on Thursday by encouraging nations and collaborators to “Unite to End Tuberculosis” from being on the world health scene. Read More »

WHO authorizes additional cholera vaccine supplies to stop worldwide shortage

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently approved an additional producer for the oral cholera vaccine, intending to resolve worldwide shortages of the vaccine by doubling the supply and extending service throughout more areas. Read More »

WHO publishes clinical care guidance for Ebola survivors

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published a clinical care document that outlines the interim guidance for the Ebola virus. Read More »

WHO issues statement about spread of poliovirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a statement from its Eighth International Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee meeting about poliovirus spreading internationally. Read More »

African health officials poised to vaccinate every child

Health officials are prepared to provide every child in Africa with life-saving vaccines, as the continent is in a prime position to fulfill the opportunities and potential that it has to give a better quality of life to its future generations. Read More »

Health care workers quickly respond to Ebola flare-up in Sierra Leone

Health care workers have quickly responded to a recent flare-up of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, offering families who are suffering from the flare-up relief from the disease. Read More »

WHO publishes update on influenza in Ukraine

The World Health Organization recently published an update about influenza rates in Ukraine. Read More »

WHO declares end of Ebola breakout in Liberia

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently stated that the latest Ebola outbreak in Liberia has ended, signaling the end of all of West Africa’s known transmission chains. Read More »

WHO reports Guinea has halted Ebola transmission

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently stated that the Guinea has ended its Ebola transmission, as the last person who had the virus showed negative test results 42 days ago. Read More »

WHO optimistic for future elimination of malaria

The WHO estimates that cases of malaria have decreased in surveyed countries to the point that elimination of the disease may be possible. Read More »

Ethiopian officials introduce Inactivated Polio Vaccine

With the support of several worldwide health leaders, Ethiopia recently introduced the new Inactivated Polio Virus (IPV) vaccine to protect people from poliomyelitis. Read More »

Liberian officials provide latest update on Ebola outbreak

Liberian health officials have released the latest Ebola numbers in a report confirming that all individuals who had contact with the last three confirmed human cases have finished their 21-day quarantines and follow-up appointments. Read More »

WHO implements global framework for eradicating rabies

The World Health Organization (WHO) for Animal Health, the Global Alliance for the Control of Rabies (GARC), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have developed a new global framework to eradicate human rabies. Read More »

WHO supports extensive polio vaccination campaign in Myanmar

The first two rounds of polio immunizations are being provided this month in Myanmar, buttressed by the World Health Organization (WHO) which is supporting the country’s launch of a massive vaccination campaign targeting 1.4 million children ages 5 and under. Read More »

WHO publishes annual World Malaria Report

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the World Malaria Report 2015, giving readers significant details and data about the disease's global impact. Read More »

WHO releases latest report for global health goals

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the latest comprehensive analysis of worldwide health trends and difficulties that could arise within the upcoming 15 years. Read More »

Asian officials issue update on dengue virus

Health professionals recently released the latest report on dengue fever in China and the surrounding Pacific region. Read More »

Inactivated Polio Vaccine launched in Nepal

Health officials with the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and Nepal's Department of Health Services and Child Health Division recently launched the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) in the South Asian nation. Read More »

WHO promotes expansion of antiretroviral therapy treatments to HIV patients

The World Health Organization (WHO) marked World AIDS Day on Tuesday by encouraging the expansion of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to all patients who have HIV. Read More »