2 December 2013 -- As many as 500 000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year. People with spinal cord injuries are 2 to 5 times more likely to die prematurely, with worse survival rates in low- and middle-income countries. The new WHO report, "International perspectives on spinal cord injury", summarizes the best available evidence on the causes, prevention, care and lived experience of people with spinal cord injury.
28 November 2013 -- UNICEF and WHO today called on those involved in the response to the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) disaster to promote and protect breastfeeding to avoid unnecessary illness and deaths of children.
WIPO launched today a new online marketplace connecting a wide variety of groups seeking shared innovation and environmentally friendly technologies to address climate change.
27 November 2013 -- WHO today released new treatment guidelines for the almost 20 million children under-five worldwide who have severe acute malnutrition.
26 November 2013 -- Children in Tacloban - the city hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan - were today vaccinated against measles and polio in the first phase of a mass campaign by the Government of the Philippines with support from WHO, UNICEF and other partners. They also received Vitamin A supplements to help improve their immunity against infections.
25 November 2013 -- For World AIDS Day 2013, WHO launches new HIV recommendations to increase testing, counselling, treatment and care for this neglected group.
22 November 2013 -- WHO and the Philippine Department of Health have launched a vaccination campaign to prevent outbreaks of measles and polio among survivors of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
19 November 2013 -- More than 10 days after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central Philippines, WHO is continuing to coordinate the deployment of foreign medical teams with an immediate focus on injured and traumatized survivors and an eye towards the people's longer-term health needs.
15 November 2013 -- WHO is working with the Government of the Philippines and international partners to reach survivors of Typhoon Haiyan who need medical care. The full extent of the disaster is becoming increasingly clear, with dozens of separate sites needing assistance.
14 November 2013 -- Malaria causes an estimated 660 000 deaths each year from 219 million cases of illness. The world should aim to have vaccines which reduce malaria cases by 75%, and are capable of eliminating malaria, licensed by 2030. This goal comes from the updated 2013 Malaria Vaccine Technology Roadmap, launched today.
Companies around the globe have spent nearly a half-trillion US dollars (USD) annually on branding, exceeding outlays on research and development and design while accounting in some countries for up to a quarter of firms’ overall investments in intangible assets.
13 November 2013 -- WHO and partners are getting people and supplies into the Philippines, but reaching those in need remains challenging.
13 November 2013 -- A comprehensive outbreak response continues to roll out across the Middle East following confirmation of the polio outbreak in Syria.
13 November 2013 -- A new resource for health programme managers and policy makers aims to improve access to family planning for women after childbirth and during the first 12 months of motherhood.
12 November 2013 -- As countries mark World Pneumonia Day on 12 November, WHO, UNICEF and the GAVI Alliance are highlighting essential actions that can help end child deaths from this disease.
12 November 2013 -- Field hospitals, medical personnel, medicines and other medical supplies are arriving in the Philippines as countries and nongovernmental organizations around the world come to the support of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
11 November 2013 -- The world will be short of 12.9 million health-care workers by 2035; today, that figure stands at 7.2 million. A WHO report released today warns that the findings – if not addressed now – will have serious implications for the health of billions of people across all regions of the world.
11 November 2013 -- WHO has activated an organization-wide mobilization to work closely with the Department of Health, Philippines (DoH) to organize relief efforts for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
23 October 2013 -- Tuberculosis (TB) treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people, according to the WHO Global tuberculosis report 2013 published today. The report also reveals that the number of people ill with TB fell in 2012 to 8.6 million, with global TB deaths also decreasing to 1.3 million.
Tunisia’s Minister of Industry Mehdi Jomâa and WIPO Director General Francis Gurry today hailed the entry into force of the Madrid Protocol in Tunisia, while reviewing bilateral cooperation and discussing WIPO’s future technical assistance to Tunisia.