In the face of slow progress, WHO offers a new tool and sets a target to accelerate action against antimicrobial resistance

  • Posted on: 20 June 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

WHO  launched a global campaign urging governments to adopt a tool to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance, adverse events and costs.

The AWaRe tool was developed by the WHO Essential Medicines List to contain rising resistance and make antibiotic use safer and more effective. It classifies antibiotics into three groups – Access, Watch and Reserve – and specifies which antibiotics to use for the most common and serious infections, which ones should be available at all times in the healthcare system, and those that must be used sparingly or preserved and used only as a last resort.

WHO is establishing technical advisory group and roster of experts on digital health

  • Posted on: 14 May 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

WHO is establishing a global multi-disciplinary technical group to advise us on issues related to digital health.

WHO’s newly-established Digital Health Department will work to harness the power of digital health technologies and steer developments to contribute to the attainment of all people to the highest level of health through the General Programme of Work (GPW13) triple billion goals and Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages). World Health Assembly resolution WHA/71 A71 on digital health underpins this work.

WHO calls for more investment in primary health care

  • Posted on: 11 May 2019
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Primary health care is key to solving the health challenges facing countries in Asia and the Pacific, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO says that investment in primary health care is essential to provide access for the most vulnerable, build more equitable societies and help economies grow.

World's first Malaria Vaccine distribution started

  • Posted on: 26 April 2019
  • By: PharmaTutor News

WHO welcomes the Government of Malawi’s launch of the world’s first malaria vaccine in a landmark pilot programme. The country is the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2 years of age; Ghana and Kenya will introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks.

Job for Team Leader at World Health Organisation

WHO began when our Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. We are now more than 7000 people from more than 150 countries working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at our headquarters in Geneva. More than 7000 people from more than 150 countries work for the Organization in over 150 WHO country offices, 6 regional offices, at the Global Service Centre in Malaysia and at the headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Post : Team Leader (Communicable Diseases)

WHO launches technical guidance series on the health of refugees and migrants

  • Posted on: 20 December 2018
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

WHO is marking International Migrants Day on 18 December 2018 with the launch of a technical guidance series on the health of refugees and migrants. Produced in collaboration with the European Commission, each publication addresses a specific aspect of the health of refugees and migrants by providing tools, case studies and evidence to inform practices and policies to improve their health.