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COVID-19 Emergency Committee highlights need for response efforts over long term

The Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth...
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Statement on the fourth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

The fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the coronavirus...
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World Breastfeeding Week 2020 Message

<p>The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is &ldquo;Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet&rdquo;. In line with this theme, WHO...
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World Hepatitis Day: fast-tracking the elimination of hepatitis B among mothers and children

<p>The proportion of children under five years of age chronically infected with hepatitis B (HBV) dropped to just under 1%...
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WHO statement on heated tobacco products and the US FDA decision regarding IQOS

WHO takes this opportunity to remind Member States that are Parties to the WHO Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (FCTC)...
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European Medicines Agency (EMA) approval of the dapivirine ring for HIV prevention for women in high HIV burden settings

<p>The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced today that its human medicines committee (CHMP) provided a positive benefit-risk opinion on the...
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Amid continued progress, trachoma elimination programmes set their sights on 2030

Almost two decades of global work has drastically reduced the number of people at risk of blindness from trachoma from...
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New estimates show worldwide fall in unintended pregnancies since 1990-1994

<h2>Women in poorest countries at greater risk of unintended pregnancy and lack access to safe and legal abortion care services</h2><p>New...
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Call for expressions of interest: Systematic reviews on dose optimization of the first-line TB medicines

<p><p>The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Programme has initiated a process for the collection and assessment of evidence on...
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New COVID-19 Law Lab to provide vital legal information and support for the global COVID-19 response

Launching today, the COVID-19 Law Lab initiative gathers and shares legal documents from over 190 countries across the world to...
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