Health Organizations and Agencies

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 2021-06-11 04:00 

WHO

Statement for healthcare professionals: How COVID-19 vaccines are regulated for safety and effectiveness...

Healthcare professionals and public health authorities have a central role in discussing vaccination against COVID-19 with their patients. Vaccines play a critical role in preventing deaths, hospitalisation caused by infectious diseases. Emerging data on ...

 2021-06-10 04:00 

WHO

New WHO guidance seeks to put an end to human rights violations in mental health care...

Globally, the majority of mental health care continues to be provided in psychiatric hospitals, and human rights abuses and coercive practices remain all too common....

 2021-06-10 04:00 

WHO

Countries reaffirm commitment to ending polio at launch of new eradication strategy...

Today, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) will launch the Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026: Delivering on a Promise at a virtual event, to overcome the remaining challenges to ending polio, including setbacks caused by COVID-19. While poli...

 2021-06-07 20:31 

CDC

CDC COVID-19 Study Shows mRNA Vaccines Reduce Risk of Infection by 91 Percent for Fully Vaccinated People...

A new CDC study finds the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) reduce the risk of infection by 91 percent for fully vaccinated people....

 2021-06-04 17:01 

CDC

Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH...

On May 12, 2021, CDC recommended use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in people aged 12 years and up based on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine in adolescents following clinical trials. At the time, there was a growing body of evidence that demonstrate...

 2021-06-03 18:41 

CDC

Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on 40 years since CDC published its first report on HIV in the United States...

Forty years ago, CDC first reported on Pneumocystis pneumonia in five previously healthy young gay men in Los Angeles. Published on June 5, 1981, in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report ( MMWR ), this was the first CDC report of what would be known a...

 2021-06-03 17:21 

CDC

Raw Frozen Breaded Stuffed Chicken Salmonella Infections...

Raw Frozen Breaded Stuffed Chicken Salmonella Infections...

 2021-06-02 22:48 

CDC

CDC Investigation Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella...

A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis-06-21/index.html...

 2021-06-02 17:23 

CDC

CDC Virtual Event: Commemorating 70 Years of CDC Disease Detectives on the Front Lines of Public Health...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold a virtual celebration marking the 70th anniversary of its Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program....

 2021-06-01 04:00 

WHO

WHO validates Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use and issues interim policy recommendations...

WHO today validated the Sinovac-CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving countries, funders, procuring agencies and communities the assurance that it meets international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing. The vaccine is produced...

 2021-06-01 04:00 

WHO

New US$50 billion health, trade and finance roadmap to end the pandemic and secure a global recovery...

The heads of the world's predominant global financing, health and trade agencies have united to urge government leaders to urgently finance a new US$50 billion roadmap to accelerate the equitable distribution of health tools to help end the pandemic....

 2021-05-31 04:00 

WHO

The Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly closes...

More than 30 resolutions and decisions were adopted at this year's World Health Assembly in different areas of public health: decisions on diabetes, disabilities, ending violence against children, eye care, HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infe...

 2021-05-29 04:00 

WHO

Update from the Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly 29 May 2021...

New resolutions on: Local production of medicines, ending violence against children, and addressing social determinants of health....

 2021-05-28 22:30 

CDC

CDC Statement on President's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget...

CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help peop...

 2021-05-28 04:00 

WHO

WHO supports people quitting tobacco to reduce their risk of severe COVID-19...

WHO Director-General Special Awards for World No Tobacco Day announced: Minister of Health India and University of Bath for exceptional achievement in tobacco control.Smokers face a 40 50% higher risk of developing severe disease and death from COVID-19.W...

 2021-05-28 04:00 

WHO

Update from the Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly 28 May 2021...

New resolutions on the health and care workforce and strategic directions for nursing and midwifery Decisions on patient safety; health, environment and climate change; chemicals management; coordination of work on noncommunicable diseases Global Action P...

 2021-05-27 04:00 

WHO

Update from the Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly 27 May 2021...

New resolutions on health for people with disabilities; malaria; oral healthDecisions on eye care; HIV, Hepatitis and STIs; Neglected Tropical Diseases, noncommunicable diseasesWHO programme budget approved 2022-2023RESOLUTIONSWHO global disability action...

 2021-05-27 04:00 

WHO

COVAX Joint Statement: Call to action to equip COVAX to deliver 2 billion doses in 2021...

Countries that are advanced in their vaccination programmes are seeing cases of COVID-19 decline, hospitalisations decrease and early signs of some kind of normality resume.However, the global picture is far more concerning. At no point in this pandemic h...

 2021-05-24 04:00 

WHO

WHO and Switzerland launch global BioHub for pathogen storage, sharing and analysis...

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Swiss Confederation today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch the first WHO BioHub Facility as part of the WHO BioHub System, which was announced in November 2020. This facility will enhance the rapid...

 2021-05-21 20:15 

CDC

Backyard Poultry Salmonella Infections...

Backyard poultry, like chicken and ducks, can carry Salmonella germs even if they look healthy and clean. These germs can easily spread to anything in the areas where they live and roam....

 2021-05-21 04:00 

WHO

G20 leaders boost support of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator but urgent and immediate action is needed to maintain momentum...

World leaders today met at the Global Health Summit, co-hosted by the European Commission and Italy as part of its G20 presidency, to adopt an agenda to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, and develop and endorse a Rome Declaration of principles, at a time wh...

 2021-05-20 21:00 

CDC

CDC Investigating New Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry...

A CDC investigation notice regarding multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-21/index.html...

 2021-05-20 04:00 

WHO

New international expert panel to address the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases...

International organizations have come together to launch a new One Health High-Level Expert Panel to improve understanding of how diseases with the potential to trigger pandemics, emerge and spread....

 2021-05-19 04:00 

WHO

WHO issues new guidance for research on genetically modified mosquitoes to fight malaria and other vector-borne diseases...

New guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) sets essential standards to inform future research and development on genetically modified mosquitoes, particularly in addressing issues relating to ethics, safety, affordability and effectiveness.Mala...

 2021-05-19 04:00 

WHO

World Health Assembly to focus on ending COVID-19 pandemic and preparing for next one...

In a year when COVID-19 threatens the health and well-being of everyone on the planet, the 74th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) will stress the urgency of ending the current pandemic and preventing the next one by building a healthier, safer an...

 2021-05-18 04:00 

WHO

Dynamic WHO dashboard for island states highlights barriers and progress on climate change and health...

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face particularly acute health risks as a result of the climate crisis. Warming temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, rising sea levels and extreme weather events lead to increased risks of injuries, deaths, ...

 2021-05-17 04:00 

WHO

Long working hours increasing deaths from heart disease and stroke: WHO, ILO...

Long working hours led to 745 000 deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease in 2016, a 29 per cent increase since 2000, according to the latest estimates by the World Health Organization and the International Labour Organization published in Environme...

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