World Health Organization

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected WHO Director-General

23 May 2017 – Today the Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will succeed Dr Margaret Chan, who has been WHO’s Director-General since 1 January 2007.

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WHO-commissioned report reflects on achievements, challenges in global health over past decade

WHO: Healthier, fairer, safer: the global health journey 2007-2017

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Major research funders and international NGOs to implement WHO standards on reporting clinical trial results

18 May 2017 | GENEVA Some of the world’s largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations today agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to be registered and the results disclosed publicly.

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World Health Statistics 2017

Almost half of all deaths globally are now recorded with a cause, new data from WHO show, highlighting improvements countries have made on collecting vital statistics and monitoring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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WHO Programme Budget Portal

The World Health Organization (WHO) Programme Budget Portal is a new website providing further details of the Organization’s work, financing and implementation progress.

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WHO releases 10-year review report chapter focusing on access to medicines

Access to medicines: making market forces serve the poor

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WHO releases 10-year review report chapter focusing on TB

The chapter highlights the successes and challenges in global efforts to combat TB since 2007.

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WHO list of Critically Important Antimicrobials

The World Health Organization releases a 5th revision of its list of Critically Important Antimicrobials for Human Medicine.

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Guidelines for treatment of drug-susceptible tuberculosis and patient care, 2017 update

The World Health Organization releases updated guidelines for the treatment of drug-susceptible TB and patient care.

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World Health Day 2017: Let’s talk about depression and TB

The prevalence of mental disorders among people with TB is estimated to be between 40-70%.

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