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Mar 05, 2010

May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011

Smallpox virus destruction talks falter at WHA

(CIDRAP News) – A World Health Assembly (WHA)committee that took up a resolution to destroy the remaining stocks of smallpox virus failed to reach an agreement today, despite a working group's attempts to find an acceptable solution.

Mar 22, 2012

Mar 22, 2012

Africa reports progress on polio, ramps up vaccine efforts

(CIDRAP News) – Polio cases in Africa were almost halved in 2011, but the disease shows worrisome trends in some countries, health officials reported today as the continent geared up to vaccinate 111 million children against the disease.

May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

At WHA, Chan says austerity won't stop health progress

(CIDRAP News) – Opening the 65th annual World Health Assembly (WHA) today, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan, MD, said she sees a bright future for health development, despite financial crises that many countries are facing, which has shrunk support for many initiatives.

Jan 22, 2014

Jan 22, 2014

News Scan for Jan 22, 2014

Anthrax treatment, prevention
More polio worker deaths
Measles in Guinea
4-strain flu vaccine trial

May 06, 2014

May 06, 2014

News Scan for May 06, 2014

Polio vaccination in Pakistan
Guinea Ebola update
Resistant Pseudomonas case

Jul 08, 2014

Jul 08, 2014

News Scan for Jul 08, 2014

50 more Ebola cases
H7N9 case in China
Mongolia measles-free
Fungal foodborne pathogen
Pneumococcal vaccine in kids
Polio vaccine ban in Afghanistan

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015
WHA meeting room

WHA wraps up with resolutions on emergency response reforms, antimicrobial resistance

The 3,000+ delegates from  194 WHO member states clear the way for changes prompted by gaps in the Ebola crisis response.

Jun 18, 2015

Jun 18, 2015

News Scan for Jun 18, 2015

Ebola virus evolution
Health department job loss
Vector mosquitoes in California
Spacing of polio vaccine doses
Cholera in Tanzania

Nov 04, 2015

Nov 04, 2015

News Scan for Nov 04, 2015

New chikungunya illnesses
More Chipotle E coli cases
Drug-resistant gonorrhea
CDC polio travel alerts

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