At UN, global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance
3 October 2016

21 SEPTEMBER 2016 | NEW YORK - World leaders today signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines. read more...

World Rabies Day 28 September 2016 Joint Statement World Health Organization (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) EDUCATE, VACCINATE, ELIMINATE: Achieving zero human deaths from d

Today, on the occasion of World Rabies Day, WHO, OIE and FAO are calling on countries to accelerate efforts to combat rabies in three steps: EDUCATE by raising awareness of rabies among at-risk populations

VACCINATE by implementing large-scale dog vaccination and ensuring prompt delivery of post-exposure treatment to humans in areas at risk of rabies ELIMINATE

by targeting a world free from dog-mediated human rabies deaths by 2030

28 September 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are reiterating their call for a world free from human rabies transmitted by dogs by 2030. This year’s theme – Educate, Vaccinate, Eliminate – outlines the key steps required to attain this goal in line with the global vision endorsed at the WHO/OIE Global Rabies Conference organized in collaboration with FAO and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control held in December 2015.

Why the United Nations General Assembly Session on Antimicrobial Resistance Matters
20 September 2016

Wednesday's meeting of global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly is significant in part because it will be only the fourth time in the history of the UN that a health topic has been on the agenda at a high-level meeting of the General Assembly. The group plans to discuss coordinated efforts to fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR) worldwide. read more...

Scientists identify bacteria that defy rules of biochemistry
14 September 2016

Few people today could recite the scientific accomplishments of 19th century physician Julius Petri. But almost everybody has heard of his dish. read more...

Use antimicrobials wisely
14 September 2016

The United Nations must reframe action on antimicrobial resistance as the defence of a common resource, argue Peter S. Jørgensen, Didier Wernli and colleagues. read more...

Doctors await Zika tests on 30 people
13 September 2016

Health authorities are awaiting the test results of 30 people in Bangkok suspected of having contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus from 22 people recently confirmed to have been infected. read more...

Ebola virus lingers longer than scientists thought
13 September 2016

Ebola survivors are teaching scientists some surprising lessons. Long-term studies have revealed that the virus lasts longer in survivors’ bodies than previously suspected. read more...

Zika arrives in Bangkok's central business district
12 September 2016

Twenty-one cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Bangkok's Sathon central business district, and officials are now watching for more possible infections in several adjacent districts. read more...

Big hike in Zika cases in Thailand
6 September 2016

BANGKOK: The number of detected Zika infections in Thailand has jumped significantly this year compared to recent years. read more...

Malaysian infected by Zika died from heart disease complications: Ministry
3 September 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: A 61-year-old man diagnosed with the first case of a locally transmitted Zika infection in Malaysia has died from heart disease complications, and not from the mosquito-borne virus, the health ministry said on Saturday (Sep 3). read more...

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