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Aug 18, 2020

Aug 18, 2020
Healthcare workers donning COVID-19 protective equipment

WHO urges global coordination of vaccine rollout, notes COVID in Caribbean

The head of the WHO warns about "vaccine nationalism" and previews a basic strategy for deploying vaccine.

May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for May 24, 2019

WHA and antimicrobial resistance
Urgent sepsis antibiotics
Resistant Pseudomonas from Mexico
Antibiotic prescribing nudge
Unnecessary testing, treatment for kids' pneumonia
Fewer antibiotics for implant infections
Artificial intelligence for AMR

Mar 08, 2019

Mar 08, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 08, 2019

Home therapy for kids' cellulitis
Antibiotics and UTI relapse
Outpatient surgery overprescribing
Resistance prevalence and sepsis
Resistant gonorrhea strain
Empiric antibiotics and UTI
Surgery-linked resistant Pseudomonas
Preventing healthcare-related infection
Resistance and sustainable development
New CARB-X funding
ESBL prediction models

Jan 11, 2019

Jan 11, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 11, 2019

US XDR typhoid cases
ICU Klebsiella stewardship
Antimicrobials in European chickens
MCR-1 in Wyoming
CDC alert over Mexico infections
Highly resistant gonorrhea in the UK
Penicillin allergy testing
Antibiotics and joint replacement
MDR Shigella in Australia
Resistant-infection alert in RI

Jun 12, 2009

Jun 12, 2009

Communication expert endorses WHO's delay on pandemic declaration

(CIDRAP News) – A well-known risk-communication expert said the World Health Organization (WHO) acted wisely in delaying its declaration of an influenza pandemic until yesterday, but he simultaneously expressed concern that the move may lead to complacency about the situation.

Jun 11, 2009

Jun 11, 2009

WHO declares pandemic of novel H1N1 virus

(CIDRAP News) – After delaying action for weeks as the novel H1N1 influenza virus took hold in far-flung parts of the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) today declared a full-fledged pandemic, formally recognizing that the virus is becoming a global contagion.

Jun 02, 2009

Jun 02, 2009

WHO drawing closer to declaring a pandemic

(CIDRAP News) – The global novel H1N1 influenza situation is drawing closer to the status of a true pandemic but is not there yet, the World Health Organization's (WHO's) lead spokesman on the issue said today.

"Globally we believe we're in phase 5 but are getting closer to phase 6," said Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the WHO assistant director-general for health security and the environment, referring to the WHO's pandemic alert phases.

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