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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.

May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013

WHO experts nix yellow fever vaccine booster

(CIDRAP News) – Yellow fever vaccination boosters, typically given 10 years after initial immunization, are no longer necessary, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Jan 03, 2013

Jan 03, 2013

WHO says polio drive must push on despite Pakistan setbacks

(CIDRAP News) – In the wake of recent killings of polio vaccinators in Pakistan, some questions are being raised about the all-out push to eradicate polio, but the World Health Organization (WHO) says the world can't afford to back off on the eradication drive now.

Jan 09, 2012

Jan 09, 2012

Polio: Good news from India, but global concern

Jan 12, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – For the first time in its history, India has gone for nearly a year with no new polio cases, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced today.

The country—one of four where polio is still considered endemic—will achieve the 1-year milestone on Jan 13, if no new wild polio virus (WPV) cases are reported before then and all pending samples test negative in the next few weeks, the GPEI said.

May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011

WHO advisors address H1N1 response, flu vaccine issues

(CIDRAP News) – An advisory group of experts to the World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed findings from an independent review committee on the agency's 2009 H1N1 pandemic response and expressed concern about findings of narcolepsy in Europe possibly linked to a flu vaccine.

Jun 04, 2010

Jun 04, 2010

BMJ, European group criticize WHO pandemic actions

(CIDRAP News) – An article published by the British Medical Journal says three scientists who helped frame World Health Organization (WHO) guidance on pandemic influenza preparedness had consulted for pharmaceutical companies that stood to profit from the WHO guidance and that the WHO did not disclose the scientists' industry ties.

Apr 21, 2010

Apr 21, 2010

WHO advisors stay course on H1N1 vaccine, Rotarix

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization's (WHO's) vaccine advisory group recently agreed to keep in place its guidance on pandemic H1N1 vaccines and discussed contamination issues related to the Rotarix rotovirus vaccine.

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