Young people’s views guide WHO advice on HIV prevention and care for those most at risk

17 Jul, 2014 reference: http://www.who.int/features/2014/hiv-prevention/en/ Sex workers, drug users, men who have sex with men and transgender people are at higher risk of HIV than the general population – a risk that is heightened if…

Measles: know the risks, check your status, protect yourself

22 Apr, 2014 reference : http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/measles/en/ Measles is a highly contagious, serious disease caused by a virus. In 1980, before widespread vaccination, measles caused an estimated 2.6 million deaths each year.…

World Malaria Day 2014: WHO helps countries assess feasibility of eliminating malaria

24 Apr, 2014 reference : http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/notes/2014/world-malaria-day/en/ 24 APRIL 2014 | GENEVA - On World Malaria Day (25 April), WHO is launching a manual to help countries to assess the technical, operational…

7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

25 March, 2014 reference : http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/air-pollution/en/ 25 March 2014 | Geneva - In new estimates released today, WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths…

Down to zero: Nigeria stops guinea-worm disease in its tracks

31 March, 2014 reference : http://www.who.int/features/2014/nigeria-stops-guinea-worm/en/ From more than 650 000 cases in 1988 to zero today, Nigeria has successfully stopped transmission of guinea-worm disease, also known as dracunculiasis.…

[WHO]Meningococcal disease: 2013 epidemic season in the African Meningitis Belt

Reference : http://www.who.int/csr/don/2013_06_06_menin/en/ --- Jun, 6  2013 -   From 1 January to 12 May 2013 (epidemiologic week 19), 9 249 suspected cases of meningitis, including 857 deaths,  with a case fatality ratio of…

[PSS]Dengue Alert

Reference : http://www.pss.org.sg/whats-happening/pharmacy-news/dengue-alert --- Jun ,17 2013   Dengue Alert Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease caused by viruses. Infected person may present with high fever, headache, joint pain and rashes.…

[Uganda]Global Alert and Response (GAR)-Ebola in Uganda - update

Global Alert and Response (GAR) Ebola in Uganda - update 30 NOVEMBER 2012 - As of 28 November 2012, the Ministry of Health in Uganda reported 7 cases (6 confirmed, 1 probable) with Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Luweero and Kampala districts.…

[Sudan]Global Alert and Response (GAR)-Yellow fever in Sudan - update

Global Alert and Response (GAR)  Yellow fever in Sudan - update 6 DECEMBER 2012 - As of 4 December, a total of 732 suspected cases of yellow fever, including 165 deaths have been reported in 33 out of 64 localities in Darfur. Laboratory…

[Saudi Arabia]Global Alert and Response (GAR)-Novel coronavirus infection - update

Global Alert and Response (GAR) Novel coronavirus infection - update 30 NOVEMBER 2012 - In addition to the fatal case of novel coronavirus in Saudi Arabia reported to WHO on 28 November, two fatal cases in Jordan have been reported to…