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WHO releases first-ever list of health-threatening fungi

WHO today published a report highlighting the first-ever list of fungal “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of the 19 fungi that represent the greatest threat to public health.  The WHO fungal priority pathogens list (FPPL) is the first global effort to systematically prioritize fungal pathogens, considering the unmet research and development (R&D) needs and the perceived public health importance. The… Read More
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Three years of flatlined progress on HIV treatment and prevention affect 2.7 million youth  

Three years of flatlined progress on HIV treatment and prevention affect 2.7 million youth   Some 110,00 youth under age 19 died last year from AIDS-related causes, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, noting that coupled with 310,000 newly infected, the total number of young people living with HIV stands at 2.7 million.  Ahead of World AIDS Day on… Read More
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TAG-VE statement on Omicron sublineages BQ.1 and XBB

As part of its ongoing work to track variants, WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) met on the 24 October 2022 to discuss the latest evidence on the Omicron variant of concern, and how its evolution is currently unfolding, in light of high levels of population immunity in many settings and country differences in the immune landscape.… Read More
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Health must be front and centre in the COP27 climate change negotiations

On the eve of the pivotal climate talks at COP27, WHO issues a grim reminder that the climate crisis continues to make people sick and jeopardizes lives and that health must be at the core of these critical negotiations. WHO believes the conference must conclude with progress on the four key goals of mitigation, adaptation, financing and collaboration to tackle… Read More
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WHO advises immediate skin to skin care for survival of small and preterm babies

WHO today launched new guidelines to improve survival and health outcomes for babies born early (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) or small (under 2.5kg at birth). The guidelines advise that skin to skin contact with a caregiver – known as kangaroo mother care – should start immediately after birth, without any initial period in an incubator. This marks a significant… Read More
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WHO updates recommendations to guide family planning decisions

PATTAYA, 15th November 2022 — Today the World Health Organization (WHO) released important updates to its landmark Family Planning Handbook, which provides health workers and policy makers with the most current information on contraceptive options. Drawing on lessons from recent outbreaks, this new edition details tangible measures for frontline health workers to protect access to family planning services during emergencies, such as… Read More
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WHO and the Netherlands call for stronger cooperation under the new Dutch Global Health Strategy

Mr Roland Driece, Director for International Relations at the Netherlands’ Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, Mr Gerard Steeghs, Director Multilateral Organisations and Human Rights, Dr Catharina Boehme, Chef de Cabinet, WHO Geneva, 17 November 2022 – The Netherlands discussed its new strategy for Global Health with WHO on Thursday and called for deeper coordination with the Organization to improve… Read More
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FIFA World Cup™ players to #BringTheMoves and encourage kids to exercise

Players challenged by fans to Bring The Moves when they score in Qatar Joint campaign launched with FIFA, WHO, MoPH Qatar and the SC WHO Goodwill Ambassadors Alisson Becker, from Brazil, and Didier Drogba support campaign FIFA and the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Qatar and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and… Read More
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Digital app released to boost physical activity – and help get children moving

On the eve of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar and FIFA are launching a new digital app designed to help increase physical activity and improve the health and well-being of millions of young people.    GenMove, Season1 is a games app that uses advanced movement tracking combined with artificial… Read More
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Quadripartite launches a new platform to tackle antimicrobial resistance threat to human and animal health and ecosystems

The Antimicrobial Resistance Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform was launched today to ensure the growing threats and impacts of antimicrobial resistance are addressed globally. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization ( WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), known as the Quadripartite  are joining forces on this… Read More