Travel and Transport in Relation to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak

19 August 2014 - Recently, some airlines and social media and traditional media vehicles expressed concern that air travel to and from affected countries was a high-risk activity for the spread of Ebola. WHO would like to correct this misunderstanding.

Ebola outbreak in West Africa: Meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee

WHO and Medecins Sans Frontieres experts respond to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
WHO

8 August 2014 -- The first meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding the 2014 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa was held by teleconference on 6-7 August 2014. The Director-General accepted the Committee’s assessment and on 8 August 2014 declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Breastfeeding Week 2014: Mother’s Milk - Life Rewarded

Ha Noi, 1st August 2014 – World Breastfeeding Week 2014 (WBW) commences today in Viet Nam with a range of events co-organized by the Ministry of Health, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO) and Alive & Thrive project (A&T). With the theme, Mother’s Milk - Life Rewarded, WBW and its events in Viet Nam will reinforce the importance of breast milk and action to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

Viet Nam captures global momentum on viral hepatitis

World Hepatitis Day 2014 poster
World Hepatitis Alliance

HANOI, 28 July 2014 - On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, WHO welcomes new progress in tackling one of the world’s most serious diseases. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year.

Highlights from WHO Viet Nam

Highlighted publications

  • Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance 2014
    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. An increasing number of governments around the world are devoting efforts to a problem so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine. A post-antibiotic era – in which common infections and minor injuries can kill – far from being an apocalyptic fantasy, is instead a very real possibility for the 21st Century.
  • Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Response: An Investment in Public Health Preparedness 2013
    This publication tells the story of how the global community worked together to fight the shared risk. The information in this publication comes from the people who worked directly to control the threat of avian influenza A(H7N9) at all three levels of WHO: the WHO China Office, the Regional Office for the Western Pacific in Manila and WHO headquarters. This also highlights the joint China–WHO mission that epitomized collaboration in action.
  • Global tuberculosis report 2013
    This is the eighteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by 197 countries and territories that account for over 99% of the world’s TB cases.