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Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

Avian Influenza (WHO News Release) - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 17:03
On 26 May 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 3 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

WHO Disease Outbreak News - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 17:03
On 26 May 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 3 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

WHO calls for higher tobacco taxes to save more lives

WHO News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 14:00
24 May 2014 | GENEVA – On World No Tobacco Day, WHO calls on countries to raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop and help save lives.

Noncommunicable diseases: news

WHO News - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 16:45

Communicable diseases: news

WHO News - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 16:45

Health systems: news

WHO News - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 16:45

Closing remarks at the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly

WHO Director-General Speeches - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 16:15
24 May 2014 -- In her address to the 67th World Health Assembly, Dr Margaret Chan drew attention to a number of ominous trends that define the future job for public health. She outlined lessons learned from pursuit of the health-related Millennium Development Goals and underscored WHO’s ability to support even more ambitious goals for the future. In line with the rise of childhood obesity, she announced establishment of a high-level Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity.

Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

WHO Disease Outbreak News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 16:00
Cases and deaths attributable to Ebola virus disease (EVD) continue to occur in Guinea. As of May 23, 2014, 8 new cases and 3 new deaths were reported from one newly affected district, Telimele (3 cases and 0 deaths) and two existing affected areas, Gueckedou (2 cases and 0 deaths) and Macenta (3 cases and 3 deaths).

World Health Assembly closes

WHO News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 14:00
24 May 2014 | GENEVA -The Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly closed today, after adopting more than 20 resolutions on public health issues of global importance.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

WHO Disease Outbreak News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 18:15
On 21 May 2014, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported 3 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

World Health Assembly progress on noncommunicable diseases and traditional medicine

WHO News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 14:00
23 May 2014 -- The 67th Health Assembly approved plans to better incorporate palliative care, expand inclusion of the needs of those affected by autism, improve access to health care for those with disabilities, better integrate the use of traditional medicine and raise awareness of psoriasis.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

WHO Disease Outbreak News - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 18:15
On 2 May 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for the United States of America notified WHO about the first laboratory confirmed case of MERS-CoV infection in the United States.

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

Avian Influenza (WHO News Release) - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 17:03
On 19 May 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 4 additional laboratory confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

WHO Disease Outbreak News - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 17:03
On 19 May 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 4 additional laboratory confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.

World Health Assembly approves resolution on hepatitis and mechanism to coordinate noncommunicable disease response

WHO News - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:00
22 May 2014 -- The World Health Assembly approved a resolution to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis and proposals to improve global coordination of efforts to address noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, cancers, heart disease and stroke.

World Health Assembly approves monitoring framework for maternal and child nutrition

WHO News - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 14:00
21 May 2014 -- At the 67th Health Assembly, Member States approved a global monitoring framework on maternal, infant and young child nutrition. The WHO Secretariat was asked to develop recommendations on how to address the inappropriate marketing of complementary foods.

Statement on the United States Government’s announcement on vaccination campaigns

WHO News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 19:01
20 May 2014 -- WHO and UNICEF appreciate the commitment by the United States Government to stop making operational use of immunization campaigns.

World Health Assembly guest speakers focus on gender-based violence and newborn health

WHO News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 14:00
20 May 2014 -- 67th Health Assembly guest speakers – First Lady of Zambia (WHO Goodwill Ambassador against gender-based violence) and Melinda Gates, co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – deplore the prevalence of violence against women and girls.

Health has an obligatory place on any post-2015 agenda

WHO Director-General Speeches - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 16:15
19 May 2014 -- In her address to the 67th World Health Assembly, Dr Margaret Chan drew attention to a number of ominous trends that define the future job for public health. She outlined lessons learned from pursuit of the health-related Millennium Development Goals and underscored WHO’s ability to support even more ambitious goals for the future. In line with the rise of childhood obesity, she announced establishment of a high-level Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity.

World Health Assembly opens: Director-General announces new initiative to end childhood obesity

WHO News - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 14:00
19 May 2014 -- The World Health Assembly, the world's health policy-making body, opened its Sixty-seventh session. In her opening address to the Health Assembly, WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan voiced her deep concern about the increase worldwide of childhood obesity, with numbers climbing fastest in developing countries.

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