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.

Sep 16, 2021

Sep 16, 2021
Sputnik vax assembly

Experts, COVID vaccine firms detail ways to scale up fair distribution

High-level groups and vaccine companies say there's enough vaccine, but several obstacles block doses from getting to low- and middle-income countries.

Oct 14, 2021

Oct 14, 2021
Tuberculosis prevention efforts

Global TB deaths rise for first time in more than a decade

About 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis in 2020, up from 1.4 million in 2019, and reporting of cases has dropped substantially.

May 01, 2019

May 01, 2019

News Scan for May 01, 2019

Philippines measles outbreak
Enterovirus and neurologic disease

Sep 19, 2019

Sep 19, 2019

News Scan for Sep 19, 2019

Ebola intensity increases
Philippines polio case
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Eastern equine encephalitis in 5 states
Universal flu vaccine grant

Oct 15, 2019

Oct 15, 2019

News Scan for Oct 15, 2019

Southern Hemisphere flu ebb
Cholera outbreaks in Africa
Philippines polio vaccine campaign

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