Health Organizations and Agencies

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 2022-06-27 04:00 

WHO

World Health Summit 2022: Registration now opened and key speakers announced...

The World Health Summit (WHS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) join forces to organize the 2022 edition of one of the world's leading international, inclusive and inter-sectoral global health conference to bring global health actors closer to s...

 2022-06-25 04:00 

WHO

Meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country monkeypox outbreak...

The WHO Director-General has the pleasure of transmitting the Report of the Meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country monkeypox outbreak, held on 23 June 2022, from 12:00 to 17:00 Geneva t...

 2022-06-24 16:43 

CDC

Meningococcal Disease in Florida, 2022...

CDC is investing meningococcal disease in Florida....

 2022-06-24 15:14 

CDC

CDC Recommends Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for Children and Adolescents...

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) recommendation that Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine be used as an option for children ages 6 through 17 years....

 2022-06-23 18:02 

CDC

HIV Testing Dropped Sharply Among Key Groups During First Year of COVID-19 Pandemic...

New CDC data published ahead of National HIV Testing Day (Monday, June 27) show a sharp decrease in the number of CDC-funded HIV tests administered in health care and non-health-care settings (43% and 50%, respectively) from 2019 to 2020, the first year o...

 2022-06-23 04:00 

WHO

Commonwealth leaders recommit to ending malaria and neglected tropical diseases...

Heads of State and Government from Commonwealth countries convened in Kigali to renew their commitments to ending malaria and neglected tropical diseases...

 2022-06-22 17:52 

CDC

CDC Assists with Meningococcal Disease Outbreak Investigation in Florida...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues its collaboration with the Florida Department of Health to investigate one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history. At least 24 cases and 7 d...

 2022-06-22 04:00 

WHO

Lack of innovation set to undermine antibiotic performance and health gains...

The World Health Organization's (WHO) "2021 Antibacterial agents in clinical development and preclinical: an overview and analysis" report evaluates the pipelines of antibacterial candidates in different stages of development.This report prese...

 2022-06-21 04:00 

WHO

SunSmart Global UV App helps protect you from the dangers of the sun and promotes public health...

A new app for mobile phones that provides localized information on ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and...

 2022-06-21 04:00 

WHO

WHO and Kahoot! collaborate to bring health content into the classroom...

WHO is working with Kahoot!, a free game-based learning platform to bring health content to more than a billion students worldwide. Through this collaboration, WHO has published multiple courses, called kahoots, ranging from immunization to misinformation...

 2022-06-20 04:00 

WHO

Colombia's landmark Road Safety Law could save countless lives...

Bogot, Colombia - Bill 401, Juli n Estaban's Law, was ratified by the Colombian government today after consultations with civil society, the World Health Organization and across government. The new law moves road and infrastructure design, vehicle saf...

 2022-06-18 05:00 

CDC

CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children...

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine....

 2022-06-17 04:00 

WHO

WHO highlights urgent need to transform mental health and mental health care...

The World Health Organization today released its largest review of world mental health since the turn of the century. The detailed work provides a blueprint for governments, academics, health professionals, civil society and others with an ambition to sup...

 2022-06-17 04:00 

WHO

Interim statement on the composition of current COVID-19 vaccines...

Key messages:The primary goals of COVID-19 vaccination using currently licensed vaccines continue to be to reduce hospitalization, severe disease and death, and to protect health systems. The use of currently licensed vaccines based on the index virus (i....

 2022-06-16 04:00 

WHO

UN humanitarian leaders call for the renewal of cross-border aid authorization to northwest Syria...

In less than a month, the Security Council resolution that allows the United Nations and our implementing partners to provide lifesaving humanitarian aid to northwest Syria from across the border with Trkiye will expire.The 15-member Security Council will...

 2022-06-16 04:00 

WHO

New agreement under C-TAP aims to improve global access to COVID-19 testing technologies...

A new, open, transparent sublicence agreement between the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) on behalf of C-TAP, and South African pharmaceutical company Biotech Africa will accelerate the manufacture and sale of a COVID-19 serological antibody technology around...

 2022-06-11 01:15 

CDC

CDC Rescinds Order Requiring Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Prior to Flight to the US...

Today, CDC is announcing that the Order requiring persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, will be rescinded, effective on June 12, 2022 at 12:01AM ET....

 2022-06-10 16:08 

CDC

CDC Media Alert: Backyard poultry contact linked to more than 200 Salmonella illnesses in 2022...

A CDC investigation notice regarding multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-06-22/index.html...

 2022-06-10 13:21 

CDC

Backyard Poultry Salmonella Infections...

Backyard Poultry Salmonella Infections...

 2022-06-09 23:07 

CDC

CDC Monkeypox Response: Transmission...

Monkeypox virus is a completely different virus than the viruses that cause COVID-19 or measles....

 2022-06-08 05:00 

CDC

CDC Awards $215 Million in Funding to Advance National Cancer Prevention and Control toward Cancer Moonshot Goals...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced first-year funding awards of $215 million in a 5-year, $1.1 billion investment into three national programs to prevent and control cancer....

 2022-06-03 14:55 

CDC

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on 2022 U.S. Monkeypox Investigation...

Experts from CDC, HHS, and the White House will discuss the latest regarding the cases of monkeypox in the United States....

 2022-06-03 04:00 

WHO

Why mental health is a priority for action on climate change...

Climate change poses serious risks to mental health and well-being, concludes a new WHO policy brief, launched today at the Stockholm+50 conference. The Organization is therefore urging countries to include mental health support in their response to the c...

 2022-06-03 04:00 

WHO

One hundred days of war has put Ukraine's health system under severe pressure...

After one hundred days of war, Ukraine's health system is under severe pressure and the World Health Organization (WHO) has increased its presence, both in Ukraine and in those countries hosting displaced Ukrainians, to help meet the escalating health...

 2022-06-03 04:00 

WHO

WHO consultation sets research priorities for monkeypox...

A global research consultation convened by the WHO R&D Blueprint gathered over 500 experts and more than 2000 participants to discuss knowledge gaps and research priorities for monkeypox, in view of the recent outbreaks of the disease in both endemic and ...

 2022-06-01 04:00 

WHO

Report: COVID-19 Slows Progress Towards Universal Energy Access...

Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report shows that the impacts of the pandemic, including lockdowns, disruptions to global supply chains, and diversion of fiscal resources to keep food and fuel prices affordable, have affected the pace of progress towa...

 2022-05-31 17:56 

CDC

CDC releases draft cancer cluster guidelines for public comment...

CDC/ATSDR has released a draft of its Guidelines for Examining Unusual Patterns of Cancer and Environmental Concerns for public comment. Comments are open through the Federal Register until July 25, 2022....

 2022-05-31 04:00 

WHO

WHO raises alarm on tobacco industry environmental impact...

WHO has today revealed new information on the extent to which tobacco damages both the environment and human health, calling for steps to make the industry more accountable for the destruction it is causing....

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