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Geneva, 18 June 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today launched a global campaign urging governments to adopt a tool to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance, adverse events and costs.

The AWaRe tool was developed by the WHO Essential Medicines List to contain rising resistance and make antibiotic use safer and more effective. It classifies antibiotics into three...

The meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) took place on Friday, 14 June 2019, from 12:00 to 17:00 Geneva time (CEST).

Context and Discussion

The Committee expressed its deep concern about the ongoing outbreak, which...

GENEVA, 13 June 2019: A large clinical research study conducted in four African countries found no significant difference in risk of HIV infection among women using one of three highly effective, reversible contraceptive methods.

Published today in the Lancet, the study showed that each method had high levels of safety and effectiveness in preventing pregnancy, with all methods...

Kampala, 11 June 2019 - The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed a case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda. Although there have been numerous previous alerts, this is the first confirmed case in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The confirmed case is a 5-year-old child from the Democratic...

New estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) highlight need for increased, sustained investment in the development of mental health services in areas affected by conflict.

One in five people (22%) living in an area affected by conflict has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, and about 9% of conflict-affected populations have a...

June 7, 2019 - Cairo: WHO is gravely concerned about the recent impact of violence in Sudan on people in need, health workers and medical facilities.

Incursions into hospitals in Khartoum have resulted in emergency services being shut down, the unwarranted transfer of patients, injuries to five medical staff and patients, and threats to others.

Health care workers appear to have been...

GENEVA, 6 June 2019 – Every day, there are more than 1 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among people aged 15-49 years, according to data released today by the World Health Organization. This amounts to more than 376 million new cases annually of four infections - chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis.

“We’re seeing a concerning lack...

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DBV Technologies (Euronext : DBV - ISIN : FR0010417345 - Nasdaq : DBVT), société biopharmaceutique au stade clinique, a annoncé aujourd'hui que des données présentant des résultats cliniques et précliniques sur l'immunothérapie épicutanée (EPIT®), à l'origine de sa...

Tuesday 28 May 2019, ISLAMABAD – An international team of experts from WHO Headquarters and the Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean has arrived in Pakistan to support the response to an outbreak of HIV in Larkana in Sindh province, Pakistan, at the request of the Ministry of Health.

The outbreak was first reported on 25 April 2019, and a major HIV screening programme started...

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