WHO's Executive Board Adopts Resolution on Child Injury Prevention

whoDuring the 128th Session, the World Health Organization's Executive Board discussed a draft resolution on child injury prevention.  Member States expressed strong support for the resolution, and the inclusion of child injury prevention within the child survival agenda.  For further information on this resolution, please visit http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/child/en/

WHO Endorsed New Test for Tuberculosis

DECEMBER 2010 | LONDON | GENEVA -- Today, WHO endorsed a new and novel rapid test for tuberculosis (TB), especially relevant in countries most affected by the disease. The test could revolutionize TB care and control by providing an accurate diagnosis for many patients in about 100 minutes, compared to current tests that can take up to three months to have results.
For more information, please go to http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2010/tb_test_20101208/en/index.html

WHO Say Regular Flu Vaccines Should Protect Against H1N1

The AP (2/19, Cheng) reports that the World Health Organization is encouraging swine flu "to be added to regular flu vaccines next season," as health officials expect H1N1 to "remain a significant threat." WHO flu chief Keiji Fukuda said the swine flu vaccine should be combined with the vaccine for regular flu, "after the agency met this week to decide which strains should be recommended to drugmakers for vaccines." Fukuda stressed, however, that "the recommendation to put the (swine flu) virus into the vaccine for the fall and winter is really a separate issue from whether the pandemic is over." The agency "will hold a meeting of experts Tuesday to discuss whether the pandemic has peaked...said" Fukuda.


WHO Patient Safety Newsletter October 2010

In this edition, WHO Patient Safety's participation in ISQua 2010 Conference in Paris earlier this month is highlighted and the relationship between safety and quality is explored. In addition to a series of articles from the WHO Patient Safety programmes, Dr Philip Hassen, ISQua President, reflects on the progress to date in quality and safety and in his editorial, Sir Liam Donaldson speaks of the merits of returning to basics
To read the full newsletter, please visit http://www.who.int/patientsafety/news_events/newsletter/en/index.html

Save the Date - WHO Panel Discussion March 3, 2010

CSW54: WHO panel dicussion on women and health

WHO calls for action to improve the health of women and girls: What would it take to make health systems work better for women?

This panel discussion at CSW54 will take forward the evidence of the global reports "Women and health: todays' evidence tomorrow's agenda", recently released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The discussion will bring together country representatives, UN partners and civil society on making health systems work better for women.

Venue: Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, Manhattan Room, New York

Date: 3 March 2010, 10:50-12:30

Contact: Monika Gehner, WHO Department of Gender, Women and Health, +41 22 791 39 41 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.