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Uganda prepares for Ebola response

At least seven cases of Ebola of the rarer Sudan strain were recorded in Uganda as of September 22. The WHO has deployed medical supplies and expert staff to support epidemiologists in the country

Daily Round-Up | Pakistan under threat of severe health risks, WHO warns & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of the floods in Pakistan, poverty in the UK, protests in Puerto Rico and the rising popularity of unions in the US

Monkey pox WHO As monkeypox cases mount, need of the hour is an equitable and effective response

The World Health Organization declared the global monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, calling upon countries to roll out a public health response and ensure access to the necessary vaccines and medicines

monkey pox Monkeypox: Monitoring, awareness keys to control, says expert

The monkeypox virus has spread to over 75 countries, including India, infecting over 16,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has termed it a global health emergency

WHO: Biggest factors behind migration are climate change and war

A new WHO report on the health of refugees and migrants warns about the impacts of weak health systems, war, and climate change

Balochistan cholera outbreak Major cholera outbreak in Pakistan’s Balochistan claims several lives

The WHO has expressed fear about the risk of potential international spread given that Pakistan has long land borders with significant cross-border movement

Daily Round-up | Unions extend national strike against rising inflation in Panama & other stories

In today’s episode we bring you the latest from the strike in Panama, the extension of aid to reben-held areas in Syria, the impact of emissions from the US, and a WHO warning on COVID-19

Will Monkeypox Outbreak Replay AIDS and Covid-19 Script?

The West cannot keep infectious diseases out any more than claim victory over them. Microbes evolve and strike back unless sporadic outbreaks are tackled wherever they occur

Is corporate lobbying influencing US positions at the WHO?

A new report shows that US corporations and their umbrella organizations are allocating increasing amounts of money for shaping delegates’ interventions at WHO, with potentially disastrous effects on health

Trade unions and civil society ask WHO members for stronger commitment to health workers’ rights

Baba Aye from Public Services International (PSI) looks back at the major discussion points and highlights of the 75th World Health Assembly

ASHA workers India Lauded by WHO, India’s frontline health workers are still fighting for basic rights

Over one million Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers have been awarded the WHO’s Global Health Leaders Award, recognizing their role in ensuring access to care in a health system that is still widely inaccessible, and increasingly privatized

WHO to hold first in-person assembly since onset of pandemic

The World Health Assembly is going to discuss topics of great relevance for our times, but in order to make necessary change the WHO must step up and recognize the fundamental issues plaguing global governance of health