World Health Organization

WHO advises on the use of multidisease testing devices for TB, HIV and hepatitis

A new document provides a strategic overview of key implementation considerations for diagnostic integration using testing devices for TB, HIV and viral hepatitis.

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WHO to develop Essential Diagnostics List

Like the established World Health Organization (WHO) Essential Medicines List, the Essential Diagnostics List is intended to provide evidence-based guidance to countries to create their own national lists of essential diagnostic tests and tools.

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Online consultation on the Zero Draft of the Global Ministerial Conference on TB Declaration

The World Health Organization is inviting feedback via an online consultation on the Zero Draft of the Declaration proposed for the Global Ministerial Conference on TB to be held in Moscow on 16-17 November 2017.

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WHO releases full report on evolution of global public health since 2007

WHO: Ten years in public health 2007-2017

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WHO updates Essential Medicines List

WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics and adds medicines for TB.

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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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