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WHO Information Notice for IVD Users 2021/01

Product type: All in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs) for detection of SARS-CoV-2 Date: 18 January 2021                                                                    WHO-identifier: 2021/01, version 1   Target audience: Laboratory professionals and users...
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Statement to the 148th Executive Board by the Chair of the Review Committee on the Functioning of the International Health Regulations (2005) during the COVID-19 Response

Honorable Chair, Excellencies, Director-General, Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you once again for the opportunity to provide you with an update...
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Scientists tackle vaccine safety, efficacy and access at global R&D forum

More than 2,800 scientists from 130 countries gathered on Friday (January 15) in a virtual forum hosted by the World...
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Statement on the sixth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

The sixth meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the...
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Emergency Committee on COVID-19 advises on variants, vaccines

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), according to the WHO Emergency Committee...
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World Health Assembly endorses the 1st ever resolution on meningitis prevention and control

At the 73rd Session of the World Health Assembly, Member States overwhelmingly endorsed a resolution calling for urgent action on...
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WHO developed a global laboratory protocol for measuring trans fat in foods

<p>WHO&rsquo;s new laboratory protocol entitled "<a href="https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/338049?search-result=true&amp;query=partially+hydrogenated+oils&amp;scope=&amp;rpp=10&amp;sort_by=score&amp;order=desc"><a href="https://cms.who.int/publications-detail-redirect/9789240018044?search-result=true&amp;query=partially+hydrogenated+oils&amp;scope=&amp;rpp=10&amp;sort_by=score&amp;order=desc" target="_blank">Global protocol for measuring fatty acid profiles of foods with emphasis on...
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Strengthening vital partnership between WHO and France

On 7 December 2020 high level representatives from the French government and WHO gathered virtually for their annual strategic dialogue...
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WHO publishes a series of case studies on the implementation of the Chemicals Road Map

<p>In 2017 the 70th World Health Assembly approved the&nbsp; <a href="https://cms.who.int/publications-detail-redirect/WHO-FWC-PHE-EPE-17.03" target="_blank">Road map</a>&nbsp;to enhance health sector engagement in the strategic...
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Global scientists double down on SARS-CoV-2 variants research at WHO-hosted forum

Global scientists are intensifying research into COVID-19, as the World Health Organization (WHO) moves to expand its scientific collaboration and...
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