News & Perspective

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.

Jun 28, 2016

Jun 28, 2016

News Scan for Jun 28, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
2009 H1N1 origins in Mexico
WHO health emergency head
Strategic National Stockpile report

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016
WHO Ebola response

WHA OKs new WHO health emergencies program

The program is part of efforts to respond better to global health crises and signifies one of the biggest changes in WHO history.

Nov 19, 2015

Nov 19, 2015
David Nabarro, MD

Panel suggests separate WHO subgroup for outbreaks

Experts recommend a separate entity within the WHO to handle outbreaks and emergencies.

Aug 25, 2015

Aug 25, 2015

WHO Ebola IHR review committee outlines next steps

The group will present its final report to the World Health Assembly next May.

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 07, 2015

May 07, 2015
Ebola response worker

Experts air Ebola lessons ahead of World Health Assembly

Experts say lessons learned should make the world more prepared for future emergencies.

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