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World Bank Board Approves New Fund for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response (PPR)

The devastating human, economic, and social cost of COVID-19 has highlighted the urgent need for coordinated action to build stronger health systems and mobilize additional resources for pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response (PPR). The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the establishment of a financial intermediary fund (FIF) that will finance critical investments …

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How Nonprofits Can Get the Most Out of Contactless Fundraising Technology

How Nonprofits Can Get the Most Out of Contactless Fundraising Technology Technology is undoubtedly one of the most exciting areas of growth for nonprofits and charities. Rather than simply shaking a plastic bucket, fundraisers have the tools at their disposal to engage donors and ensure the most returns on their initial investment. A fantastic example …

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WHO intensifies response to looming health crisis in the greater Horn of Africa as food insecurity worsens

WHO is scaling up its operations in eastern Africa as the region faces acute food insecurity caused by conflict, extreme weather events – including the worst drought in 40 years – induced by climate change, rising international food and fuel prices and the impact of the pandemic. Over 80 million people in the eastern African …

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New political declaration to halve road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030 is a milestone achievement

The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the political declaration to be adopted by Member States during the High-level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on Global Road Safety. It commits to cut road traffic deaths and injuries by 50% by 2030, a milestone for road safety and sustainable mobility. The meeting takes place on 30 …

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World Health Summit 2022: Registration now opened and key speakers announced

The World Health Summit (WHS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) join forces to organize the 2022 edition of one of the world’s leading international, inclusive and inter-sectoral global health conference to bring global health actors closer to setting agenda for a healthier future. Registration for on-site participation is now open The Summit will take …

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Meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country monkeypox outbreak

The WHO Director-General has the pleasure of transmitting the Report of the Meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country monkeypox outbreak, held on 23 June 2022, from 12:00 to 17:00 Geneva time (CEST). The WHO Director-General concurs with the advice offered by the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country …

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Lack of innovation set to undermine antibiotic performance and health gains

Development of new antibacterial treatments is inadequate to address the mounting threat of antibiotic resistance, according to the annual pipeline report by the World Health Organization. The 2021 report describes the antibacterial clinical and preclinical pipeline as stagnant and far from meeting global needs. Since 2017 only 12 antibiotics have been approved, 10 of which …

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