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.

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.

Feb 29, 2016

Feb 29, 2016
Riding a camel

Saudi Arabia reports 5 new MERS cases

One of the new cases proved fatal, and the WHO reported on 6 previous cases, 3 of which were fatal.

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.

May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013

Saudi Arabia reports 5 more MERS-CoV cases

(CIDRAP News) – Saudi Arabia reported today that five more people have been infected with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), as if to underline yesterday's warning from the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) that the novel virus is a global threat.

May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013

Saudis to send animal samples to US in MERS-CoV probe

(CIDRAP News) – Saudi Arabian officials announced today that they plan to send animal samples to the United States as part of the hunt for the source of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and also reported that testing of scores of human samples has revealed no new cases in the past 2 days.

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