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New global commitment to end tuberculosis

WHO News - Fri, 2017-11-17 09:10
New global commitment to end tuberculosis

UN leaders appeal for immediate lifting of humanitarian blockade in Yemen – lives of millions are at risk

WHO News - Thu, 2017-11-16 08:00
UN leaders appeal for immediate lifting of humanitarian blockade in Yemen – tens of thousands of lives at imminent risk

Statement of the 15th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus

WHO News - Tue, 2017-11-14 14:29
IHR Emergency Committee statement on polio, 14 November 2017

WHO welcomes appointment of new Executive Director of the Global Fund

WHO News - Tue, 2017-11-14 09:00
WHO welcomes appointment of new Executive Director to the Global Fund

Launch of special initiative to address climate change impact on health in Small Island Developing States

WHO News - Sun, 2017-11-12 08:10
Launch of special initiative to address climate change impact on health in Small Island Developing States

WHO warns that more people will die if ports in Yemen do not reopen to humanitarian aid

WHO News - Thu, 2017-11-09 04:50
9 November, 2017 – For the fourth consecutive day, the World Health Organization’s operations in Yemen have been severely hampered due to the closure of all land, sea and air ports.

Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance

WHO News - Tue, 2017-11-07 09:45
Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals to preserve their effectiveness

New WHO leadership agrees comprehensive transformation of the Organization

WHO News - Fri, 2017-11-03 08:15
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General and the directors of WHO’s six regional offices have launched a new plan to transform the Organization over the coming 24 months.

The transformation is designed to enable WHO to achieve ambitious new goals outlined in the draft 13th Global Programme of Work to be discussed in a special session of WHO’s Governing Body on 22-23 November.

WHO Global Leadership Meeting concludes with new commitment to delivering results in countries

WHO News - Thu, 2017-11-02 10:30
WHO Global Leadership Meeting concludes with new commitment to delivering results in countries

Close to 3 million people access hepatitis C cure

WHO News - Mon, 2017-10-30 22:45
Close to 3 million people access hepatitis C cure

WHO report signals urgent need for greater political commitment to end tuberculosis

WHO News - Mon, 2017-10-30 10:30
WHO report signals urgent need for greater political commitment to end TB

Substantial decline in global measles deaths, but disease still kills 90 000 per year

WHO News - Thu, 2017-10-26 14:30
Substantial decline in global measles deaths, but disease still kills 90 000 per year

Director General rescinds Goodwill Ambassador appointment

WHO News - Sat, 2017-10-21 20:58
Over the last few days, I have reflected on my decision to appoint President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa. As a result I have decided to rescind the appointment.

WHO supports containment of rare virus on Uganda-Kenya border

WHO News - Fri, 2017-10-20 05:15
WHO supports containment of rare virus on Uganda-Kenya border

7 000 newborns die every day, despite steady decrease in under-five mortality, new report says

WHO News - Wed, 2017-10-18 21:30
7 000 newborns die every day, despite steady decrease in under-five mortality, new report says

Governments commit to reduce suffering and deaths from noncommunicable diseases

WHO News - Wed, 2017-10-18 18:20
Governments commit to reduce suffering and deaths from noncommunicable diseases

Suspected cases from Seychelles test negative for plague

WHO News - Wed, 2017-10-18 07:15
Suspected cases from Seychelles test negative for plague

Dr Mahmoud Fikri

WHO News - Mon, 2017-10-16 20:58
World Health Organization announces with great sadness the death of Dr Mahmoud M Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

WHO supports the immunization of 874 000 people against yellow fever in Nigeria

WHO News - Mon, 2017-10-16 10:30
WHO supports the immunization of 874,000 people against yellow fever in Nigeria

Attack on vaccines sets back immunization efforts in eastern Syrian Arab Republic

WHO News - Fri, 2017-10-13 16:27
The World Health Organization has received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that has destroyed the only vaccines cold room in al-Mayadeen district, Deir Ezzor Governorate.

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