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
Pineapple seller wearing mask

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.

Aug 22, 2019

Aug 22, 2019

News Scan for Aug 22, 2019

TB patterns in US kids
Teen vaccine uptake
Cuban Zika outbreak

Feb 08, 2019

Feb 08, 2019

News Scan for Feb 08, 2019

DRC Ebola total hits 800
African Lassa fever outbreak support
Polio cases from three countries
Mayaro virus vaccine trial

Oct 16, 2018

Oct 16, 2018

News Scan for Oct 16, 2018

Ebola infections in DRC
New Saudi MERS case
MERS risk in South Korea
Global flu ebbing

Sep 11, 2018

Sep 11, 2018

News Scan for Sep 11, 2018

Second UK monkeypox case
Egg-linked Salmonella outbreak
Fungal disease costs
Cholera vaccine in Haiti

Nov 16, 2017

Nov 16, 2017

News Scan for Nov 16, 2017

Marburg outbreak winds down
Flu vax text alerts
Diphtheria in Latin America
Yemen health crisis
Avian flu in Brazil


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