On Monday, WHO announced the biggest one-day increase in cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak began, with countries reporting 183,000 new cases, the vast majority being in the Americas region. This came days after the Director-General warned that the world was in a "new and dange... Read More
The ACT Accelerator is a global collaboration to fast-track the development and production of and equitable access to new COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. WHO, the EU and other key partners launched the ACT Accelerator in April, alongside world leaders and heads o... Read More
In the light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, how can the global health community come together behind a joint vision for resilient health systems, and identify priority actions for both emergency preparedness and universal health coverage (UHC) goals? This is the focus of the ne... Read More
WHO has published updated guidance on the use of masks for control of COVID-19. Our new guidance is based on evolving evidence and provides updates on who should wear a mask, when it should be worn and what it should be made of. It remains critical that people who use masks conti... Read More
WHO welcomes funding commitments made at today’s Global Vaccine Summit, hosted virtually by the UK government. The Summit is Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance’s third pledging conference and follows the successful Berlin summit in January 2015.
The new pledges will enable Gavi to protec... Read More
Dear Partners and Donors,
We are pleased to attach the new HSP publication “Multi-sectoral preparedness coordination framework: Best practices, case studies and key elements of advancing multisectoral coordination for health emergency preparedness and health security” initiated i... Read More
WHO is working with Member States and partners to strengthen capacities for all types of emergencies and disasters, including outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics highlighting the roles of all stakeholders with whole of society approach. Many of the successes and progr... Read More
Brazzaville, 28 May 2020 – Three months ago sub-Saharan Africa confirmed its first COVID-19 case in Nigeria. Although infections have risen and continue to grow, early and swift action by many countries in the region has slowed down the spread of the virus.
Even before the virus... Read More