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Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Outbreak in Australia

On 22 May 2024, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified of a laboratory-confirmed case of…

Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly

On 29 May 2024, Member States (with the initiation of Spain) approved a new resolution on…

Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly

Delegates at the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly (WHA 77) approved a four-year, US$ 11.1 billion strategy…

WHO launches its first Investment Round to sustainably finance its Health for All mandate

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched its first-ever Investment Round on Sunday as part of a…

Shipment of newest malaria vaccine

UNICEF delivered over 43,000 doses of the R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine by air to Bangui, Central African…

Multi-country outbreak of cholera

From 1 January 2024 to 28 April 2024, a cumulative total of 145 900 cholera cases…

WHO prequalifies new dengue vaccine

A new vaccine for dengue received prequalification from the World Health Organization (WHO) on 10 May…

Governments agree to continue their steady progress on proposed pandemic agreement

overnments of the world agreed to continue working on a proposed pandemic agreement, and to further…

Hepatitis E disease Outbreak in Chad

On 5 March 2024, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified by the Chad International Health…

WHO Results Report 2023 shows notable health achievements

The World Health Organization (WHO) Results Report 2023, the most comprehensive to date, showcases achievement of…

WHO Director-General remarks at the resumed session of the 9th meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, addressed the WHO Member States today at the resumed ninth…

Governments near agreement on package of amendments to the International Health Regulations

In the eighth meeting of the Working Group on Amendments to the International Health Regulations (WGIHR),…

WHO reports widespread overuse of antibiotics in patients hospitalized with COVID-19

New evidence from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows the extensive overuse of antibiotics during the…

Major step in malaria prevention

In a significant step forward for malaria prevention in Africa, three countries—Benin, Liberia and Sierra Leone—today…

Global immunization efforts have saved at least 154 million lives

A major landmark study to be published by The Lancet reveals that global immunization efforts have…

WHO and France convene high-level meeting to defeat meningitis

Building on recent progress against meningitis, including the rollout of a highly safe and effective new…

Leading health agencies outline updated terminology for pathogens that transmit through the air

Following consultation with public health agencies and experts, the World Health Organization (WHO) publishes a global…

WHO prequalifies new oral simplified vaccine for cholera

A new oral vaccine for cholera has received prequalification by the World Health Organization (WHO) on…

Nigeria introduces new 5-in-1 vaccine against meningitis

In a historic move, Nigeria has become the first country in the world to roll out…

Disease Outbreak News Rabies – Timor-Leste

The Timor-Leste government reported to the World Health Organization on 22 March 2024 its first confirmed…

Avian Influenza A(H5N1) – United States of America

The World Health Organization (WHO) was notified about a laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with an…

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