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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...

EECA states join their efforts in fight against communicable diseases

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Minsk is hosting the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) Regional Consultation on Expanding Access to Affordable and Quality Assured Antiretroviral and Antituberculosis Medicines.

Belarus is hosting the second EECA consultation on ARV and TB drugs

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Belarus' Deputy Premier, spoke at the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Consultation on Expanding Access to Affordable and Quality Assured ARV and TB Medicines in Minsk.

WHO delivered over 500 tons of medicines and medical supplies to Yemen

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The World Health Organization airlifted over 500 tons of essential medicines and medical supplies to Sana’a airport in Yemen, to be distributed to affected governorates.

WHO expresses concern over measles outbreak in Europe

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WHO is working closely with Member States currently facing outbreaks to implement response measures, including enhanced routine and supplemental immunization.

Australian scientists advanced in the development of effective malaria vaccine

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Australian researchers have identified a novel process used by the immune system to kill and clear malaria, a discovery that could facilitate the development of effective malaria vaccines.

WHO employs experimental Ebola vaccine for the ongoing outbreak in Congo

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In response to the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo, WHO with The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo preparing to vaccinate high risk populations against Ebola virus disease.

WHO started anti-cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen

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The World Health Organization (WHO), in cooperation with Yemeni local health authorities, has launched a wide-scale anti-cholera vaccination campaign in South Yemen.

EMA published report on the International API inspection programme

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and its European and international partners have successfully strengthened their interactions to improve the oversight of active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturers worldwide.

WHO creates a high-level commission focused noncommunicable diseases

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WHO announced a high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development The group will propose innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases.

WHO approved Shantha Biotechnics cholera vaccine

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Shantha Biotechnics, an affiliate of Sanofi Pasteur, has received approval from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for Shanchol, its oral cholera vaccine. The approval is for use at temperatures as h...