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WHO unveils global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence

A new World Health Organization (WHO) led project will launch the global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, data, surveillance, and analytics innovation. The collaboration...
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World Health Day 2021 spotlights equality and sustainability

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued five calls for ‘urgent action’ to combat global inequities to mark World Health Day 2021. The overarching theme...
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COVID-19 variants and implications for environmental hygiene

Diversey Europe infection prevention experts Dr Claire Khosravi and Peter Teska examine the potential impact of new COVID-19 variants on cleaning and disinfection protocols. The...
Scale up of healthcare innovations for low- and middle-income countries

Scale up of healthcare innovations for low- and middle-income countries

A strategic Collaborative Agreement to support the scaling up of healthcare innovations in low- and middle-income countries has been signed between the World Health...
WHO lists Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

WHO lists Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

As more countries across the globe begin rolling out their mass COVID-19 vaccination programmes, the World Health Organization (WHO) has now listed the Pfizer/BioNTech...
Renewed collaboration to eliminate tropical diseases

Renewed collaboration to eliminate tropical diseases

A decades-long collaboration between the World Health Organization (WHO) and Sanofi has been renewed in order to sustain efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases. The...
Norway ensures equal access to COVID-19 treatments

Norway ensures equal access to COVID-19 treatments

Norway is leading the way to help ensure equal access to COVID-19 treatments, as well as developing a new, flagship initiative on noncommunicable diseases. The...
WHO, COVID-19, and winter preparations

WHO, COVID-19, and winter preparations

World Health Organization Regional Director for Europe, Dr Hans Kluge, highlights concerns over a winter wave of COVID-19. Speaking at an emergency meeting of ministers...
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WHO Director-General calls for new era of cooperation at World Health Assembly

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,  Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) delivered a powerful speech at the 73rd World Health Assembly on 9 November.
Patients donate to WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

Patients donate to WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

A total of 9,635 patients have come together to help defeat the coronavirus by donating £16,915 for the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) COVID-19 Solidarity...
World Mental Health Day: mental health services chronically underfunded

World Mental Health Day: mental health services chronically underfunded

October 10 marks World Mental Health Day, and this year the World Health Organization (WHO) is highlighting the urgent need to increase investment in...
New framework will accelerate global public health efforts

New framework will accelerate global public health efforts

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have signed a new collaborative framework which will accelerate joint public health efforts that support vulnerable and marginalised...
WHO calls on governments to address safety threats to health workers

WHO calls on governments to address safety threats to health workers

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on governments and health care leaders to address persistent threats to the health and safety of health...
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Revolutionary hand sanitiser provides optimum infection protection

Northern Irish life sciences and biomedical firm Torax Biosciences has produced a unique new hand sanitiser guaranteed to kill 99.99% of viruses and bacteria. The...
African region declared free of wild polio

African region declared free of wild polio

The Africa Regional Certification Commission certified the WHO African Region as wild polio-free after four years without a case. With this historic milestone, five of...
COVAX initiative: the COVID-19 vaccine Global Access Facility

COVAX initiative: the COVID-19 vaccine Global Access Facility

Countries across the world are engaging in discussions to participate in COVAX, a global initiative working with vaccine manufacturers to provide countries with access...
WHO delivers training and infection control in South Sudan

WHO delivers training and infection control in South Sudan

Jemila M Ebrahim of the World Health Organization speaks to HEQ about how it is supporting South Sudan with infection control during the COVID-19...
WHO: “The pandemic does not mean life has to stop”

WHO: “The pandemic does not mean life has to stop”

WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addresses the pandemic, discussing risk, long term care, and a new behavioural science advisory group. On 30 July...
COVID-19 Law Lab: policy and law to protect health and wellbeing

COVID-19 Law Lab: policy and law to protect health and wellbeing

The newly launched COVID-19 Law Lab initiative is aiming to ensure that laws protect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities and that...
New recommendations for releasing COVID-19 patients from isolation

New recommendations for releasing COVID-19 patients from isolation

The World Health Organization has released new recommendations for releasing COVID-19 patients from isolation. Care must be taken when releasing COVID-19 patients from isolation in...

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