More than a million people are being vaccinated in phase 2 of a huge cholera vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This cholera vaccination campaign in the 4 central provinces of the DRC is crucial to stop the disease from gaining a permanent foothold.
Former Liberia president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and three others appointed WHO new goodwill ambassadors
WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in his speech to open the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva announced that former Liberia president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Health Workforce.
The WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said efforts to end the outbreak are continuing after recent disruptions, but further interruptions could have serious consequences, he warned.
Every day around 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. Tragically, many of them die: WHO estimates that… Read More ›
Countries around the world on Thursday agreed to the Declaration of Astana, vowing to strengthen their primary health care systems as an essential step toward achieving universal health coverage.
The Emergency Committee on the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo says a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) should not be declared at this time.
WHO has announced a new Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer – with the aim of reaching at least a 60% survival rate for children with cancer by 2030, thereby saving an additional one million lives.