News & Perspective

May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020
White House Rose Garden

Trump says US will cut ties with World Health Organization

Trump's announcement draws strong condemnation from public health experts.

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020
Distrubuting masks in Brazil

As COVID-19 cases near 5 million, WHO sees long road ahead

The head of PAHO says, "We are increasingly worried about the poor and other vulnerable groups."

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020
Flags of the world

WHA passes pandemic probe resolution; Korea clarifies reinfection reports

Researchers reveal that discharged patients who test positive for COVID-19 again don't appear to be contagious.

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020
WHO logo

World Health Assembly opens amid pandemic tensions, calls for probe

In other international developments, case surges stretch health systems in Russia and Brazil, and France reports illnesses associated with recent school reopenings.

May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020
Lone woman with mask walking along street

WHA preps for virtual meeting as COVID-19 cases top 4.5 million

The World Health Assembly gears up to meet virtually for the first time and will focus mainly on the pandemic.

Apr 20, 2020

Apr 20, 2020
Globe and stethoscope on keyboard

WHO pushes back on accusations as COVID-19 remakes Ramadan

The WHO pushes back on accusations that it didn't warn countries early enough.

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
May 24, 2019

News Scan for May 24, 2019

WHA and antimicrobial resistance
FDA OKs Zika test
US pediatric flu deaths
Pakistan polio cases

Jun 28, 2016

Jun 28, 2016

News Scan for Jun 28, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
2009 H1N1 origins in Mexico
WHO health emergency head
Strategic National Stockpile report

May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015

News Scan for May 20, 2015

Global malaria goals
Handling of lab pathogens
New strain of rabies
Fungal meningitis payment


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