Health

UNAIDS calls for urgent global action as progress against HIV falters

New UN data released on Wednesday showed that the decline in new HIV infections which can lead to full-blown AIDS has slowed.

WHO: ‘We believe Monkeypox outbreak can be stopped’

The rapidly spreading Monkeypox outbreak can be stopped, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, “with the right strategies in the right groups”.

‘Do one thing’ to save lives on World Drowning Prevention Day: WHO

More than 236,000 people die annually from drowning - among the leading causes of death for those aged one to 24 years, and the third leading cause of injury deaths worldwide overall - the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, urging everyone to “do one thing” to save lives. 

WHO updates COVID-19 strategy in bid to vaccinate all health workers, those most at risk

Although the COVID-19 vaccination rollout is the biggest and fastest in history, many people most at risk are still not protected against the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, announcing an updated inoculation strategy.  

Emergency Committee meets again as Monkeypox cases pass 14,000: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday reconvened the Monkeypox Emergency Committee to assess the public health implications of the evolving multi-country outbreak, as global cases passed 14,000, with six countries reporting their first cases last week.

WHO calls for action to provide migrant and refugee healthcare

Millions of refugees and migrants face poorer health outcomes than their host communities, which could jeopardize reaching the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for these populations. 

COVID-19 fuels slowest rate of childhood vaccination in three decades, leaving millions at risk

Official data published by UN agencies on Friday shows the largest sustained decline in childhood vaccination rates in approximately 30 years, with 25 million infants missing out on lifesaving shots.

Animal-to-human diseases on the rise in Africa, warns UN health agency

Diseases transmitted from animals to people in Africa have jumped 63 per cent in last decade, compared with the previous ten year period, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) analysis released on Thursday.

Mystery child hepatitis outbreak passes 1,000 recorded cases, says WHO

In addition to tackling COVID and the monkeypox outbreak, the UN health agency has also been keeping a close eye on the puzzling spread of hepatitis in previously healthy children, which has left dozens needing lifesaving liver transplants.

Develop more vaccines to combat ‘silent pandemic’ of antimicrobial resistance: WHO

More vaccines must be developed to tackle antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacterial pathogens, and countries must make better use of the ones currently available, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.