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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.

Oct 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016
IPV vaccination

WHO panel recommends dose-sparing strategy for IPV polio vaccine

High demand, production problems, and lack of raw materials contribute to the shortage, which has hindered immunization campaigns at a crucial time.

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.

Jun 29, 2016

Jun 29, 2016
Candida

CDC issues warning on multidrug-resistant yeast infection

Candida auris has caused deadly hospital infections in several nations since 2009.

Dec 03, 2014

Dec 03, 2014
Ebola wokers carrying stretcher

Ebola cases top 17,000; activity still intense in Sierra Leone

Ebola cases have now reached 17,145, and deaths total 6,070.

May 05, 2014

May 05, 2014
Child receiving vaccine

International polio spread triggers WHO emergency declaration

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan declared polio's spread this year to be a public health emergency, and she spelled out temporary steps for curbing the threat.

Nov 21, 2013

Nov 21, 2013
Child receiving oral polio vaccine

Polio hits Cameroon as limited progress cited elsewhere

The CDC noted some hope in Afghanistan and Pakistan—but the disease reappeared in Cameroon.

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