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Lack of innovation set to undermine antibiotic performance and health gains

Development of new antibacterial treatments is inadequate to address the mounting threat of antibiotic resistance, according to the annual pipeline report by the World Health Organization. The 2021 report describes the antibacterial clinical and preclinical pipeline as stagnant and far from meeting global needs. Since 2017 only 12 antibiotics have been approved, 10 of which belong to existing classes with… Read More
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Almost one billion children and adults with disabilities and older persons in need of assistive technology denied access, according to new report

A new report published today by WHO and UNICEF reveals that more than 2.5 billion people need one or more assistive products, such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, or apps that support communication and cognition. Yet nearly one billion of them are denied access, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, where access can be as low as 3% of the need… Read More
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WHO Results Report shows global health achievements despite COVID-19 pandemic

Despite the the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization’s 2020-2021 Results Report tracks WHO’s significant achievements across the global health spectrum. Released ahead of the World Health Assembly next week, the report details such accomplishments as the delivery of more than 1.4 billion vaccine doses via the COVAX facility, the recommendation for broad use of the world’s first malaria vaccine… Read More
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Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly to focus on “Health for Peace, Peace for Health” for recovery and renewal

In a world threatened by conflict, inequities, the climate crisis and pandemics, the Seventy-fifth session of the World Health Assembly will stress the importance of building a healthy and peaceful planet by harnessing science, data, technology and innovation. This year’s session of the Health Assembly will focus on the theme of “Health for Peace, Peace for Health” and will run… Read More
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COVAX calls for urgent action to close vaccine equity gap

COVAX has access to enough COVID-19 vaccines to help protect 70% of the population in 91 lower income countries. Demand and uptake are low, with low-income countries remaining furthest behind. To close the global vaccine equity gap, COVAX calls on countries to set ambitious targets for implementation and on all partners to ensure countries have the resources needed to accelerate… Read More
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WHO working closely with countries responding to monkeypox

WHO and partners are working to better understand the extent and cause of an outbreak of monkeypox. The virus is endemic in some animal populations in a number of countries, leading to occasional outbreaks among local people and travelers. The recent outbreaks reported across 11 countries so far are atypical, as they are occurring in non-endemic countries. There are about… Read More
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First Lady of Croatia takes part as special guest of WHO Walk the Talk: Health for All Challenge

The First Lady of Croatia, H.E. Prof Dr Sanja Musić Milanović, was the special guest at the WHO Walk the Talk: Health for All Challenge, being held in Geneva on 22 May 2022. “Regular physical activity provides significant benefits for the health and well-being of everyone,” said Prof Dr Musić Milanović. “This is why, through many years of the Healthy… Read More
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Minister of Public Health takes part as guest of honor in WHO’s Walk the Talk: Health For All Challenge in Geneva

Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, and senior leaders from Qatar’s healthcare sector, today took part in the World Health Organization’s Walk the Talk: Health For All Challenge in Geneva. H.E Dr Al Kuwari was invited as a guest of honor and joined Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s Director-General, and thousands of members of the local… Read More
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World Health Assembly re-elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to second term as WHO Director-General

WHO Member States today re-elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year term as Director-General of the world’s leading public health agency. Dr Tedros was first elected in 2017. His re-election was confirmed during the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva. He was the sole candidate. “I am humbled by the opportunity provided by Member States to serve… Read More
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World Health Assembly agrees historic decision to sustainably finance WHO

Today, at the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly, Member States agreed to adopt a landmark decision to improve the World Health Organization’s financing model. The decision adopted, in full, the recommendations of a Sustainable Financing Working Group made up of WHO’s Member States, which was set up in January 2021 and chaired by Björn Kümmel, from Germany. In one of the… Read More