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18/06/2019
Source: WHO
WHO launched a global campaign on the 18 June titled - AWaRe tool - urging governments to adopt the tool to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance, adverse events and costs. The AWaRe tool was developed by the WHO Essential Medicines List to contain rising resistance and make antibiotic use safer and more effective
17/06/2019
Source: GOV.UK
The outbreak investigation continues and the public health risk remains low. See update https://www.gov.uk/government/news/listeria-cases-being-investigated
26/04/2019
Source: The Global Public-Private Partnership for handwashing with soap
05/04/2019
Source: WHO
During the current ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo advances have been made in the clinical care of patients affected with the disease - watch the video
27/03/2019
To coincide with World Hand Hygiene on 5 May, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is hosting a week of action to help raise awareness of when gloves should and shouldn't be worn and how to protect the skin on your hands
20/03/2019
Source: WHO
The Government of Cabo Verde and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa will jointly host The Second WHO Africa Health Forum on the theme : Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Africa: The Africa we want to see. The Forum is scheduled to take place in Praia, Cabo Verde from 26 - 28 March 2019.
07/03/2019
Source: GOV.UK
Mid-season flu vaccine effectiveness data - published in Eurosurveillance - shows good protection against the circulating strain
07/03/2019
Source: GOV.UK
The latest report by Public Health England (PHE) shows that 6,316 cases of scarlet fever have been reported since mid-September 2018, compared to an average of 6,680 for the same period over the last 5 years
22/02/2019
Source: WHO
In collaboration with local health authorities, WHO and UNICEF have concluded a nationwide measles and rubella vaccination campaign in Yemen reaching more than 11.6 million (90%) children aged 6 months–16 years across the country.
22/02/2019
Source: WHO
Each year, WHO commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer. Each day, nearly 4500 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. The theme of World TB Day 2019 - ‘It’s time’ – puts the accent on the urgency to act on the commitments made by global leaders to: - scale up access to prevention and treatment; - build accountability; - ensure sufficient and sustainable financing including for research; - promote an end to stigma and discrimination, and - promote an equitable, rights-based and people-centered TB response.
22/02/2019
Source: WHO
This campaign aims to help people better understand what universal health coverage means – what services and support should be available and where
14/02/2019
Source: GOV.UK
National report summarising laboratory surveillance of norovirus and rotavirus, including norovirus activity in prisons
14/02/2019
Source: WHO
8 February 2019, Brazzaville – With five countries in Western Africa reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organization (WHO) has scaled up its efforts to support the region’s response to the disease.