News & Perspective

Jul 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017
infant vaccination

WHO: 1 in 10 infants received no vaccinations last year

Babies living in countries affected by conflict made up more than half of the total of unvaccinated group.

Jul 05, 2017

Jul 05, 2017

Syria, Pakistan report new polio cases

A second case of vaccine-derived polio is reported in Raqqa, Syria, while a Pakistani toddler has a wild poliovirus infection.

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Skvortsova, Tedros, and Chan

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected WHO director-general

Tedros, the first African to lead the WHO, succeeds Margaret Chan on Jul 1 as she steps down from the post after serving the global health agency for 10 years. 

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017
WHA Margaret Chan

WHA hears Chan's farewell, prepares to pick new WHO head

Chan said infectious disease challenges over the last decade led to better preparedness, but not nearly enough.

Apr 26, 2017

Apr 26, 2017

News Scan for Apr 26, 2017

Raw milk burden
Saudi MERS case
H9N2 case in China
New polio vaccine
Chikungunya in Pakistan

Apr 18, 2017

Apr 18, 2017

News Scan for Apr 18, 2017

Zika birth defects in Puerto Rico
MERS in Qatar
Yellow fever in Brazil
Measles travel alerts
Meningitis vaccine shortage
Chikungunya in Pakistan

Mar 15, 2017

Mar 15, 2017

News Scan for Mar 15, 2017

Polio case in Pakistan
Antibiotic-resistant eye infections

Feb 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017

News Scan for Feb 27, 2017

H5N1 cases in Egypt
H5N8, H5N1 outbreaks
Chikungunya in Pakistan, Brazil

Feb 01, 2017

Feb 01, 2017

News Scan for Feb 01, 2017

More H5N8
Plague cases, treatment
MERS-CoV in camels
Afghanistan polio vaccine drive

Jan 04, 2017

Jan 04, 2017

News Scan for Jan 04, 2017

Pakistani polio campaign
Health workers concerned about MERS

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