News & Perspective

Jul 08, 2005

Jul 08, 2005

First avian flu in Philippines

(CIDRAP News) – The Philippines, previously free of the avian influenza that has spread rapidly across Asia, has reported its first cases.

Government announcements today say the H5 strain was identified in ducks on an isolated farm near the town of Calumpit in Bulacan province, north of Manila. The ducks showed no symptoms; the disease was detected during standard testing when a trader applied to export duck eggs.

Nov 17, 2015

Nov 17, 2015
Fog and flood

WHO says health impacts of climate change overlooked

Earlier this week, a leading expert voiced similar concerns, noting that the WHO hadn't made its voice heard.

Jul 06, 2020

Jul 06, 2020
Waitress with mask disinfects tables

Pandemic tops 11.5 million cases, imperils HIV care

It only took 5 days for cases to surge from 10 million to 11 million, and today the number stands at 11,520,461 cases.

Mar 26, 2021

Mar 26, 2021
Rwanda COVID

Global COVID-19 rise adds more vaccine rollout turbulence

The WHO issues an urgent request for countries to donate 10 million vaccine doses in a final push to get inital vaccine to all countries.

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