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.

May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016
Margaret Chan

At WHA, Chan cites Zika, yellow fever policy failures

The WHO director-general says a massive policy failure allowed mosquito control to lapse in the '70s.

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.

May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

News Scan for May 19, 2014

Fluzone and seizures
WHA begins in Geneva
Legionella and wiper fluid

Jul 17, 2012

Jul 17, 2012

Threats, attacks hurt Pakistan's polio vaccination push

(CIDRAP News) – Gunmen in Karachi, Pakistan, today opened fire on a doctor from Ghana working on a polio vaccination campaign and his Pakistani driver, putting both in the hospital, according to an Al Jazeera report.

May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012

WHA wraps up with IHR, virus-sharing updates

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Assembly (WHA) wrapped up its annual meeting May 26 in Geneva, with attendees turning their attention to several infectious disease–related topics, including implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHRs) and pandemic flu preparedness.

May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012

Emergency plan unveiled for major push against polio

(CIDRAP News) – Saying recent major gains in the fight against polio are at risk, global health groups yesterday announced an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) to try to eradicate the disease by driving it out of its last three strongholds: Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

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