Health Organizations and Agencies

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 2022-01-16 05:00 

WHO

COVAX delivers its 1 billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose...

On 15 January 2021, a shipment of 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccines to Rwanda included the billionth dose supplied via COVAX.Together with our partners, COVAX is leading the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history, with deliveries to 144 c...

 2022-01-14 22:30 

CDC

CDC updates consumer mask website to emphasize protection, fit, and comfort...

CDC has updated our consumer webpage describing the types of masks and respirators used to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Masking is a critical public health tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and it is important to remember that any mask is...

 2022-01-14 21:00 

CDC

Readout of Dr. Walensky's call with Disability Advocacy Groups and Allies...

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky today met with a group of representatives from disability organizations and allies to discuss their concerns surrounding a recent television appearance by Dr. Walensky....

 2022-01-14 05:00 

WHO

WHO recommends two new drugs to treat COVID-19...

WHO has recommended two new drugs for COVID-19, providing yet more options for treating the disease. The extent to which these medicines will save lives depends on how widely available and affordable they will be.The first drug, baricitinib, is strongly r...

 2022-01-13 14:03 

CDC

CDC Study Shows Flu Vaccination Prevents Severe Flu Illness in U.S. Children...

A new CDC study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID) shows that flu vaccination protected children against serious flu illness even when they were infected with a flu virus that was antigenically different from the vaccine virus....

 2022-01-11 05:00 

WHO

Interim Statement on COVID-19 vaccines in the context of the circulation of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 Variant from the WHO Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Vaccine Composition (TAG-CO-VAC)...

Key messages: WHO has established the Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Vaccine Composition (TAG-CO-VAC) to review and assess the public health implications of emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern (VOC) on the performance of COVID-19 vaccines and to...

 2022-01-11 05:00 

WHO

WHO psychological intervention effective in preventing mental disorders among Syrian refugees in Turkey...

A self-help psychological intervention developed by the World Health Organization, Self-Help Plus, was effective in preventing the onset of mental disorders among Syrian refugees in Turkey, according to a study published in World Psychiatry today. The stu...

 2022-01-10 05:00 

WHO

Message for World Leprosy Day 2022...

From Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination. The social and economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been particularly hard on persons affected by leprosy and their families, many of whom were in a vulnerable posit...

 2022-01-07 21:55 

CDC

Telebriefing on COVID-19 Update...

Welcome and thank you all for standing by. At this time, all participants will be in a listen only mode until the question and answer portion of today's conference....

 2022-01-06 20:41 

CDC

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2022-01-06 17:06 

CDC

CDC Reports Increase in Human Rabies Cases Linked to Bats in the U.S....

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is raising awareness of the risks of rabies from bats in the U.S. after three people, including one child, died from rabies between late September and early November 2021....

 2022-01-06 00:30 

CDC

CDC Expands Booster Shot Eligibility and Strengthens Recommendations for 12-17 Year Olds...

Today, CDCis endorsing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) recommendation to expand eligibility of booster doses to those 12 to 15 years old. CDC now recommends that adolescents age 12 to 17 years old should receive a booster shot...

 2022-01-04 13:20 

CDC

CDC Recommends Pfizer Booster at 5 Months, Additional Primary Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Children...

CDC is updating our recommendation for when many people can receive a booster shot, shortening the interval from 6 months to 5 months for people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine....

 2021-12-27 20:15 

CDC

CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population...

CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others....

 2021-12-23 22:00 

CDC

CDC Releases Emergency Guidance for Healthcare Facilities to Prepare for Potential Omicron Surge...

CDC Releases Emergency Guidance for Healthcare Facilities to Prepare for Potential Omicron Surge...

 2021-12-23 16:42 

CDC

Dole Packaged Salads Listeria Infections...

Dole Packaged Salads Listeria Infections...

 2021-12-23 16:41 

CDC

Fresh Express Packaged Salads Listeria Infections...

Fresh Express Packaged Salads Listeria Infections...

 2021-12-23 13:56 

CDC

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Packaged Salads...

CDC is currently investigating two separate Listeria outbreaks, both of which are linked to packaged salads. One outbreak is linked to packaged salads produced by Fresh Express. The other outbreak is linked to packaged salads produced by Dole....

 2021-12-22 05:00 

WHO

From vaccines to vaccinations: seventh meeting of the Multilateral Leaders Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccines, Therapeutics and Diagnostics...

The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization held high-level consultations with Gavi and UNICEF on 17 December, 2021 aimed at increasing the use of COVID-19 vaccines and other criti...

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