News & Perspective

Jul 19, 2019

Jul 19, 2019

News Scan for Jul 19, 2019

19 new polio cases
Short-course malaria treatment
Bolivia hemorrhagic fever probe

Jun 28, 2019

Jun 28, 2019

News Scan for Jun 28, 2019

Polio detections in 5 nations
Texas anthrax warning
Delayed babesiosis diagnosis

Jun 21, 2019

Jun 21, 2019

News Scan for Jun 21, 2019

New polio cases
E coli ground beef probe closes
Avian flu in Namibia, Taiwan

Nov 19, 2018

Nov 19, 2018
malaria bednet

WHO reports malaria setbacks; groups launch response plan

Alongside the finding that progress has stalled in hard-hit countries, the WHO and partners launch a new response strategy.

Oct 26, 2017

Oct 26, 2017

News Scan for Oct 26, 2017

H7N9 mutations
Flu vaccine effectiveness in Australia
Measles in Somalia, globally
Flood-linked leptospirosis

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.

Mar 15, 2017

Mar 15, 2017

News Scan for Mar 15, 2017

Polio case in Pakistan
Antibiotic-resistant eye infections

Nov 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016

News Scan for Nov 10, 2016

FluMist investigation findings
Saudi MERS total grows
Measles update
Legionella adaptation

Sep 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
WHO flag

WHO names candidates for next director-general

Five of the six candidates are medical doctors, and four have served as health ministers.

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