News & Perspective

Oct 03, 2017

Oct 03, 2017
Cholera treatment

WHO, partners launch road map to slash cholera deaths

Six main strategies target disease in hot spot countries that drive much of the world's cholera activity.

Sep 25, 2017

Sep 25, 2017
UN Assembly

Report highlights progress made in global AMR fight

Many nations are following up on last year's pledges, and 85% of nations have action plans in the works or completed.

Jul 26, 2017

Jul 26, 2017
UN visit to Yemen

Yemen cholera outbreak tops 400,000, draws high-level UN visit

The world's worst cholera outbreak is occurring during a humanitarian crisis.

Jun 29, 2017

Jun 29, 2017
UNICEF worker and child

Five more polio cases reported in Syria as vaccine ships

The new vaccine-derived cases lift the outbreak total to 22, all but 1 in Deir ez-Zor governorate.

Jun 13, 2017

Jun 13, 2017
Oral polio vaccine

WHO reports 2 polio clusters in the DRC, new details in Syria

The WHO says the 2 vaccine-derived clusters in the DRC involve 2 separate strains.

May 02, 2017

May 02, 2017
US Treasury Department

US budget plan includes support for readiness, research, response

The plan includes a $2.8 billion boost to HHS but cuts to global health.

Apr 07, 2017

Apr 07, 2017
Pregnant woman and doctor

Texas expands Zika test guidelines for pregnant women

Texas advises all pregnant women in 6 southern counties to get tested.

Mar 30, 2017

Mar 30, 2017
Vaccine cold storage

Freezing, shortages among global vaccine challenges

Vaccines are unavailable at least once a month, and 19% to 38% of shipments have temperature issues.

Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
NIH researcher

Trump's budget cuts 20% of NIH; groups express outrage

The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.

Oct 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016
Hurricane Matthew devestation in Haiti

Worsening cholera in Haiti, Yemen prompts stepped-up response

The WHO announces a vaccine campaign in Haiti and $1 million in funding for Yemen.

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