News & Perspective

Jun 03, 2020

Jun 03, 2020
Hand washing station in Brazil

Global COVID-19 total nears 6.5 million as WHO lifts pause on drug trial

The WHO is worried about accelerating epidemics, especially in Central and South America.

Jun 01, 2020

Jun 01, 2020
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COVID-19 outbreaks surge in Central, South America

The WHO issues new COVID-19-related guidance on noncommunicable disease and mass gatherings.

May 06, 2020

May 06, 2020
Nurses in Haiti

WHO: COVID-19 could further destabilize Haiti, other fragile nations

WHO officials urge nations to take extra care in relaxing their distancing measures.

Mar 20, 2020

Mar 20, 2020
COVID-19 coronaviruses

As Italy COVID-19 cases soar, WHO tackles PPE, test shortages

Italy today reported a staggering 6,000 new cases, and confirmed global deaths have topped 10,000.

Dec 18, 2019

Dec 18, 2019
Antibiotic injection in Africa

Antibiotic prescribing sky-high for kids in poorer nations

By the age of 5, children in these countries receive 25 antibiotic courses on average.

Nov 09, 2017

Nov 09, 2017
Girl receiving cholera treatment

Gene studies flesh out cholera patterns in Africa, Americas

Strains in Africa are becoming more drug resistant.

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.

Aug 11, 2016

Aug 11, 2016
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Florida detects 3 more local Zika cases as feds shift funds

HHS Secretary Burwell says lack of congressional action forced $81 million to be taken from other programs.

Jun 28, 2016

Jun 28, 2016
US Capitol and flag

Zika funding bill falters as Florida reports microcephaly

Senate Democrats derail a $1.1 billion Zika funding bill over objections to attached measures.

Apr 25, 2016

Apr 25, 2016
Couple in bed

Canada reports its first sexually transmitted Zika case

Also, researchers report that the virus was circulating in Haiti in late 2014.

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