News & Perspective

May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018
Democratic Republic of Congo back country road

WHO eyes tough Ebola response, reports 2 new cases

The outbreak area covers 37 miles of rough, difficult-to-access terrain.

Dec 05, 2017

Dec 05, 2017
Water treatment facility aerial view

UN report cites environmental threat of antimicrobial resistance

Discharge from municipal, agricultural, and industrial waste can contribute.

Nov 17, 2017

Nov 17, 2017
TB xray

Global health ministers commit to end TB

Commitments included scaling up research investments and building a framework for country accountability on steps to reach the declaration's goals.

Oct 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017
TB therapy

Despite progress, WHO paints 'grim' picture of global TB

2016 saw 10.4 million TB cases and 1.7 million deaths, with 490,000 multidrug-resistant cases.

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.

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