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11 December 2019 - Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – taking antiretroviral drugs to protect people from acquiring HIV infection – is revolutionising the prevention of HIV around the world. However, a global study led by Monash University in Australia and supported by the World Health Organisation has shown that people who are seeking PrEP to prevent HIV are also at high risk of other...

Calls for improved security to support Ebola response and end outbreakhttps://www.who.int/news-room/detail/01-12-2019-who-director-general-praises-bravery-of-health-workers-during-visit-to-eastern-democratic-republic-of-congo-following-fatal-attacks-on-ebola-responders

1 December 2019 |Goma - World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today visited health workers...

4 December 2019 – Geneva. The number of pregnant women and children in sub-Saharan Africa sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets and benefiting from preventive medicine for malaria has increased significantly in recent years, according to the World Health Organization’s World malaria report 2019.

However, accelerated efforts are needed to reduce infections and deaths in the...

Many countries around the world are experiencing measles outbreaks. As of 5 November 2019, there have been 440,263 confirmed cases reported to WHO through official monthly reporting by 187 Member States in 2019.

The following is a brief update on the global measles situation based on information shared by Member States with WHO. Note that this is an evolving situation and data is...

GENEVA, 27 November 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new recommendations to help countries reach the 8.1 million people living with HIV who are yet to be diagnosed, and who are therefore unable to obtain lifesaving treatment.

“The face of the HIV epidemic has changed dramatically over the past decade,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “More people are...

GENEVA ¦ 22 November, 2019: The first ever global trends for adolescent insufficient physical activity show that urgent action is needed to increase physical activity levels in girls and boys aged 11 to 17 years. The study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal and produced by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO), finds that more than 80% of...

Countries and partners announce commitments to vaccinate 450 million children against polio each year and to overcome barriers to reaching every child

ABU DHABI, 19 November 2019 - Today, global leaders convened at the Reaching the Last Mile (RLM) Forum in Abu Dhabi to affirm their commitment to eradicate polio and pledge US$2.6 billion as part of the first phase of the funding needed...

Memorandum of Understanding formalizes and deepens cooperation between the organizations

GENEVA—Today the African Union (AU) Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) cementing their mutual commitment to expand and deepen their relationship and cooperation.

The document was signed at WHO Headquarters by His Excellency...

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General

Your Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairman of the African Union Commission,
Honourable Ambassadors, distinguished guests, dear colleagues and friends,

I would like to begin by welcoming Your Excellency the Chairman to Geneva, and to thank you for your leadership in keeping health high on the African Union agenda.

I was delighted to...

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