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The Pandemic Everyone Fears

January 30, 2018

If humanity is lucky, the next flu virus with pandemic potential will unfold in a country with a strong public health service and well-stocked hospitals, able to swiftly contain the threat.

Fighting for Dirty Water

January 26, 2018

During Mozambique’s unforgiving dry season, the limited water available is unpotable and risks spreading disease

Cohen discusses 2018 outlook on infectious disease

January 19, 2018

Myron Cohen, MD, Director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease, was among a panel of experts interviewed by MedPage Today about anticipated issues in the field of infectious disease in 2018.

WHO Launches Global Burn Registry

January 19, 2018

The WHO launched the first global platform to standardize data collection from burn victims—welcome news for efforts to advance burn treatment and prevention priorities.

Immunization is Contagious

January 18, 2018

Rotavirus immunizations are now standard in 93 countries with the help of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and countries’ laudable efforts to expand coverage

Uncovering Advantages of the Typhoid Vaccine

January 5, 2018

The first conjugate vaccine for typhoid—Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV®—offers significant advantages over previous vaccines, including the need for fewer doses and its use in children under the age of 2

Darkness Looms for Gaza Hospitals

January 5, 2018

An electricity shortage in Gaza threatens to darken hospitals by the end of next month, the WHO warns, unless funding for emergency generators comes through.

Weekly Bulletin on Outbreaks and Other Emergencies

December 11, 2017

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health
emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health
Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 48 events in the