News (English) – World Health Organization The heads of the United Nations’ major agencies have issued a warning of the risk of COVID-19 to the world’s most vulnerable countries. International donors have pledged around a quarter of the US$2 billion the UN requested in the Global Humanitarian Response Plan for…Read More→

News (English) – World Health Organization Detecting iron deficiency early during pregnancy and in young children is crucial. Iron deficiency in children under two years of age can have significant and irreversible effects on brain development. This can lead to negative consequences on learning and school performance later in life….Read More→

News (English) – World Health Organization   The World Health Organization, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) with support from UNICEF are set to work with telecommunication companies to text people directly on their mobile phones with vital health messaging to help protect them from COVID-19. These text messages will reach…Read More→

News (English) – World Health Organization COVID-19 has rapidly progressed to become a global pandemic, causing unprecedented, far-reaching impact on the health, social and economic well-being of communities around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Trade Organization (WTO) are committed to responding effectively to the situation, working…Read More→

News (English) – World Health Organization After a 3-year study of trends and future projections, the WHO Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication (SAGme) has released a detailed report of its findings and recommendations. The report builds and expands on an executive summary published in August 2019.  Established in 2016…Read More→

News (English) – World Health Organization In 2019, Ethiopia and Mali reported zero human cases of dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease), although the total number of human cases reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) last year peaked at 54 cases. While surveillance activities have been stepped-up in countries reporting cases, hundreds…Read More→

News (English) – World Health Organization The 5th meeting of the Emergency Committee, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) to review the current Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), took place on Friday, 10 April 2020, from…Read More→

News (English) – World Health Organization The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) met today, and has advised me that in its view the Ebola outbreak in the DRC continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. I have…Read More→