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INFOSAN Quarterly Summary, 2020 #3

Food safety events During the third quarter of 2020, the INFOSAN Secretariat has been involved in 37 food safety events involving 78 WHO Member...

2nd WHO Health for All Film Festival

The World Health Organization invites independent film-makers, production companies, NGOs, communities, students, and film schools from around the world to submit their original...

WHO 2020 Global TB Report app – now available in English,...

The new version of the World Health Organization (WHO) 2020 Global TB Report app is now available for your smartphone and tablet. The...

Solidarity Therapeutics Trial produces conclusive evidence on the effectiveness of repurposed...

In just six months, the world’s largest randomized control trial on COVID-19 therapeutics has generated conclusive evidence on the effectiveness of repurposed drugs...

Sixth Annual meeting of the “Friends of the Task Force” Working...

On 24 September 2020, the Friends of the Task Force met in the margins of the high-level segment of the 75thsession of the...

New electronic survey manual supports countries to combat micronutrient deficiencies

A new Micronutrient survey manual (2020) and toolkit, developed in collaboration by WHO, CDC, UNICEF and Nutrition International were published today to meet...

Behavioural and Social Sciences for Better Health

As part of WHO’s efforts to scale up the use of behavioural and social sciences, the Bulletin will publish a special issue on Behavioural and...

WHO takes a position on genetically modified mosquitoes

Each year, more than 700 000 people die from vector-borne diseases (VBDs) such as malaria, dengue, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, yellow fever and...

Global TB progress at risk

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries were making steady progress in tackling tuberculosis (TB), with a 9% reduction in incidence seen between...

RESPECT Implementation package for preventing violence against women

UN Women and WHO are publishing the RESPECT implementation package for preventing violence against women. This implementation package comprises of a suite of practical...

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‘It feels like a betrayal.’ US diplomats worry that crackdowns at home will undermine...

Although the protests raging in Washington and across the US did not come up in the meeting, one of those survivors, Henry Li,...

CNN reporter to Trump: This may be an uncomfortable question …

CNN's Jim Acosta asks President Donald Trump if experts would anticipate the models looking different if Trump's administration would have taken action sooner...

WHO and partners call for urgent investment in nurses

The Covid-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need to strengthen the global health workforce. A new report, The State of the World’s Nursing 2020, provides...

India coronavirus cases surge: Live updates

Barricades are seen in Chandigarh, India, during a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus on April 12. Keshav Singh/Hindustan...

A Florida man dies days after hundreds exposed to coronavirus walked around world’s busiest...

Chaos and confusion reigned during the trip, raising questions about how officials are working together to combat a spiraling health crisis. And for...