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Lyon/ Geneva: 10 October 2019---The World Health Organization welcomes new funding commitments made at the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment Conference in Lyon hosted by the Government of France. The pledges, amounting to USD 14.02 billion will cover a three- year period (2020-2022) to finance the fight against HIV, TB and malaria.

“I welcome the commitment made by so many donors under...

9 October 2019 ¦ New evidence from a WHO-led study, published today in the Lancet, shows that more than one-third of women in four lower-income countries experienced mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities. Younger, less-educated women were found to be the most at risk of mistreatment, which can include physical and verbal abuse, stigmatization and discrimination, medical...

30 September 2019 - GENEVA -- On the International Day of Older Persons – 1 October – the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a package of tools, including a digital application to help health and social workers provide better care for older people.

The innovative interactive digital application known as WHO ICOPE Handbook App provides practical guidance to address priority...

25 September, 2019 – A shipment of 36 tons of cholera treatment medicines and supplies have arrived in Khartoum and are being prepared for distribution as part of the World Health Organization’s response activities supporting the Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan to contain and halt a cholera outbreak.

The shipment includes 5000 rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for immediate...

Geneva, 23 September 2019: The health authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have announced plans to introduce a second experimental Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, from mid- October. This vaccine, which is given as a 2-dose course, 56 days apart, will be provided under approved protocols to targeted at-risk populations in areas that do not have active...

Khartoum, 11 September 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is working closely with national health authorities and partners to respond to cases of cholera in Blue Nile State in south-eastern Sudan.

Between 28 August and 10 September, Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health reported at least 51 cases of acute watery diarrhoea in Blue Nile State, including at least 3 deaths. Samples...

Une stratégie régionale de prévention au plus près des personnes à risque suicidaire



Avec 8500 décès et 200 000 tentatives de suicide chaque année, première cause de mortalité chez les 25-34 ans (deuxième chez les 15-24 ans) et des dizaines de milliers d’endeuillés chaque année, la prévention du suicide est un enjeu majeur de santé publique, réaffirmé par la feuille...

Tripoli, 9 September 2019—WHO is delivering urgently-needed medicines and medical supplies to more than 40 primary health care centers and referral hospitals across Libya. The supplies, which are enough to treat 220 000 patients for 3 months, include antibiotics, medicines for non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, and surgical instruments. Also included are medicines to treat...

Geneva, 29 August: A WHO expert advisory committee has approved the first phase of a new global registry to track research on human genome editing. The 18-member committee also announced an online consultation on the governance of genome editing.


Addressing the second meeting of the committee on effective governance and oversight of human genome editing, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,...

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