Health Organizations and Agencies

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 2021-09-24 18:05 

CDC

Studies Show More COVID-19 Cases in Areas Without School Masking Policies...

Today, CDC released three studies in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that highlight the importance of using layered prevention strategies including universal masking to stop the spread and minimize disruptions to school operations for saf...

 2021-09-24 14:05 

CDC

CDC Statement on ACIP Booster Recommendations...

CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help peop...

 2021-09-24 04:00 

WHO

On new recommendation for treatment of COVID-19 patients: WHO calls for equitable access to casirivimab and imdevimab for COVID-19...

WHO welcomes the addition of another therapeutic to the world's arsenal against COVID-19, but urges the producing company and governments to address the high price and limited production....

 2021-09-24 04:00 

WHO

What Needs to Change to Enhance Covid-19 Vaccine Access...

The Independent Allocation Vaccine Group (IAVG) was established by the WHO in January 2021 and is composed of 12 members who serve in their personal, independent capacities to review and assess Vaccine Allocation Decision (VAD) proposals generated by the ...

 2021-09-24 04:00 

WHO

ACT-Accelerator partnership welcomes leadership and commitments at US COVID Summit to ending COVID-19 pandemic through equitable access to tests, treatments, and vaccines...

President Biden and global leaders agreed ambitious targets, aligned with the ACT-Accelerator, to end the COVID-19 pandemic Collective accountability for world leaders, industry and partners emphasized, as global response now turns to implementation of th...

 2021-09-24 04:00 

WHO

New storybook to help children stay hopeful during COVID-19...

News release of the Inter-AgencyStanding Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support inEmergency Settings A new book published today aims to help children stay hopeful and positive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The story is a seque...

 2021-09-23 04:00 

WHO

Global leaders commit further support for global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and COVAX...

Leaders pledge financing, dose donations, support for country readiness and delivery and scale up of global manufacturing, to enable equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinesTo improve access for lower-income economies, the United States will contribute an ad...

 2021-09-22 04:00 

WHO

Acute health needs in Afghanistan must be urgently addressed and health gains protected...

Afghanistan's health system is on the brink of collapse. Unless urgent action is taken, the country faces an imminent humanitarian catastrophe....

 2021-09-22 04:00 

WHO

New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines aim to save millions of lives from air pollution...

Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change. New guidelines provide clear evidence of the damage air pollution inflicts on human health, at even lower concentrations than previously understood....

 2021-09-20 04:00 

WHO

Former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown appointed World Health Organization Ambassador for Global Health Financing...

The World Health Organization today announced the appointment of The Rt Hon Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, as WHO Ambassador for Global Health Financing. Mr Brown is widely credited with preventing a second Great Depression thr...

 2021-09-17 16:55 

CDC

CDC to Invest $2.1 Billion to Protect Patients and Healthcare Workers from COVID-19 and Future Infectious Diseases...

CDC to invest $2.1 billion in infection control to support state and other public health departments against COVID-19....

 2021-09-17 04:00 

WHO

WHO calls on world leaders at the UN General Assembly to focus on vaccine equity, pandemic preparedness, and getting the SDGs back on track...

WHO is urging leaders attending the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to guarantee equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and other life-saving tools; ensure the world is better prepared to respond to future pandemics; and renew ef...

 2021-09-16 04:00 

WHO

International Organizations, Vaccine Manufacturers Agree to Intensify Cooperation to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines...

The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization met with the CEOs of leading vaccine manufacturing companies to discuss strategies to improve the access to COVID-19 vaccines, especiall...

 2021-09-15 15:24 

CDC

Number of States with High Obesity Prevalence Rises to Sixteen...

The number of states in which at least 35% of residents are obese has nearly doubled since 2018 and disparities persist - according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

 2021-09-14 04:00 

WHO

Leaders Make Urgent Call To Accelerate Vaccination Globally And In Africa...

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and a group of global health leaders today issued an urgent call for vaccine equity globally and in Africa in particular. The leaders stressed that the worst pandemic in the last hundred years will not en...

 2021-09-08 16:18 

CDC

AmeriCorps and CDC Launch Public Health AmeriCorps, Seek Proposals to Build a New Generation of Public Health Leaders...

AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and national service, has launched Public Health AmeriCorps, a new partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support the recruitment, training, and development of a new generation of...

 2021-09-08 04:00 

WHO

Joint COVAX Statement on Supply Forecast for 2021 and early 2022...
 2021-09-08 04:00 

WHO

INCB, UNODC and WHO Joint Statement on Access to Controlled Medicines in Emergencies...

Access to controlled medicines in humanitarian emergencies remains constrainedRecognizing World Humanitarian Day 2021, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the World Health Organization...

 2021-09-03 14:22 

CDC

CDC Announces More Than $300 Million in Funding to Support Community Health Workers...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded more than $116 million in year one, of a three-year, $348 million program, to organizations for community health worker (CHW) services to support COVID-19 prevention and control....

 2021-09-02 04:00 

WHO

World failing to address dementia challenge...

Only a quarter of countries worldwide have a national policy, strategy or plan for supporting people with dementia and their families, according to the WHO's 'Global status report on the public health response to dementia', released today....

 2021-09-01 04:00 

WHO

WHO, Germany open hub for pandemic and epidemic intelligence in Berlin...

To better prepare and protect the world from global disease threats, H.E. German Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization Director-General, will today inaugurate the new WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epid...

 2021-08-31 22:34 

CDC

CDC launches COVID-19 resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities...

CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help peop...

 2021-08-31 04:00 

WHO

WHO releases new compendium of innovative health technologies for COVID-19 and other priority diseases...

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for innovative health technologies that can help countries improve health outcomes by providing shortcuts to solutions despite lack of infrastructure and resources. However, many of the new technologies that ...

 2021-08-30 22:52 

CDC

CDC Statement Following ACIP Pfizer-BioNTech Vote...

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) recommendation for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech's licensed vaccine for people 16 and older....

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