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Measures for Lowering Medicine Prices in Russia Showed to Be Effective

In 2010, Professor Liliya Ziganshina (Head of Cochrane Russia), one of the co-authors of the paper, partook in a study on access to medicines with expert advice and methodology support from the World ...

Prevalence and Incidence of Four Curable Sexually Transmitted Infections Remain High

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The prevalence and incidence of four curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) –chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis – remain high according to global estimates, with over one mill...

WHO Published Draft Document on “Environmental Aspects of GMP”

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The World Health Organization has published a draft document on "Environmental Aspects of GMP: points to consider for manufacturers and inspectors in the prevention of antimicrobial resistance". Wi...

WHO Announces New Draft for GDP Guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to revise its Good Storage and Distribution Practice guidelines. During the 53. WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations (ECSPP;...

WHO Launched Health Product Profile Directory Tool

WHO’s new Science Division launched an online resource to guide the development of new health products for which there are limited markets or incentives for research and development. An essential tool...

New Technology for Malaria Treatment Developed in China

Chinese researchers have developed a new technology to produce artemisinin, the top choice for malaria treatment, on a large scale. Sweet wormwood was used in ancient Chinese therapy to treat vario...

WHO Changes Strategy in DRC Due to Unstable Merck Ebola Vaccine Supply

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WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) today issued new recommendations to address vaccination challenges in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The ...

World’s First Point-of-Care HIV Test Received WHO PQ Approval

Abbott announced that m-PIMA™ HIV-1/2 VL, the world's first point-of-care viral load diagnostic test, has received the World Health Organization's Prequalification approval (WHO PQ). The test received...

JSC Olainfarm WON WHO Tender on Anti-tuberculosis Agent Supply

JSC Olainfarm has won the International World Health Organization (WHO) tender for the supply of anti-tuberculosis agent PASS sodium in 2019 - 2020. Based on the results of the tender, WHO and Latvian...

WHO to Develop Global Standarts for Genom Editing

The World Health Organization’s new advisory committee on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing has agreed to work towards a strong international governance ...

Belarus Will Switch to WHO’s Updated Treatment of MDR-TB

Belarus will switch to WHO's updated treatment guidelines for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), Vyacheslav Grankov, Communicable Diseases Programme Coordinator of the World Health Organizatio...

WHO Released New Influenza Straregy

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WHO released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza. The goal of the strategy is to prevent seasonal influenza, control the ...

WHO Plans to Reclassify Cannabis

The World Health Organization (WHO) is planning a global re-classification of the addictive potential of cannabis. As recently reported in the German Medical Journal, the WHO recommends that United Na...

Med Pricing Pushes People into Poverty

Spending on health is growing faster than the rest of the global economy, accounting for 10% of global gross domestic product (GDP). A new report on global health expenditure from the World Health Org...

WHO Recommended Influenza Vaccine in North Hemisphere

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday issued its recommendations on the composition of the influenza vaccines for use in the 2019-2020 northern hemisphere influenza season. The recommenda...

Overview of GMP Requirements for Radiopharmaceuticals

The new WHO and IAEA guidelines are intended to provide a general overview of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) requirements for radiopharmaceuticals. While the basics of GMP are presented in the gene...