Parents in Papua refuse vaccine drive
18 SEP - Parents in Papua are reportedly refusing to let their children be immunised, as the government rolls out a vaccine programme in schools.
WHO Health Impact Update: Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)
18 SEP - as of 18 September 2018, 2:00 PM Latest Philippine government data indicate that there are 63 reported deaths – 8 are confirmed while 55 are for validation – while 52 are reported missing. The number of casualties may increase based on ongoing assessments.
Statement from TB Alliance on WHO Global TB Report 2018
18 SEP - Once Again, New TB Numbers Underscore the Need for New Treatments
New funds to boost malaria endgame
SEP 17 - Ms Candeias explained that Blended Finance for Impact is a partnership of the Asian Development Bank, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and APLMA to enable and increase long-term integrated financing for health, including malaria.
Scientists warn of global crisis over failure to tackle tuberculosis
16 SEP - With 10 million new cases each year, outcome of UN summit in New York could prove crucial
'A lurking beast': polio casts shadow over Papua New Guinea independence day
15 SEP - At a waiting room in Port Moresby’s Gerehu general hospital red, gold and black balloons – the colours of the country’s flag – deck the walls in the build-up to independence day.
Around the back in the stifling heat, nurses are administering vaccine drops from cool boxes. About 30 adults and children are queuing under a canvas tent, awaiting their dose to protect against polio, a disease Donald Lippert, a Catholic bishop from the Southern Highlands, characterised as “a beast lurking in the darkness, ready to spring forth”.
Indonesia's quake-hit Lombok declares health emergency over malaria
15 SEP - Indonesia’s tourist island of Lombok is battling malaria, authorities said on Saturday, declaring a health emergency after a series of earthquakes in July and August forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.
Dozens of high fever deaths cause panic in northern India
14 SEP - Indian health authorities are rushing medical supplies to north Indian towns and villages where at least 50 people have died from fever over the past two weeks, topping the number of fever-related deaths over a three-month period last year.
Ebola infects 5 more in DRC, lifting total to 137
13 SEP - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in updates yesterday and today, reported five more confirmed Ebola cases, including two from the urban hub of Butembo, one of which involves a health worker from a clinic where the city's first case had been treated.
European Parliament representatives adopt One Health AMR action plan
13 SEP - The growing threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria can only be tackled through a “One Health” approach, MEPs said on Wednesday.
In the non-binding resolution, adopted with 589 votes to 12 and 36 abstentions, MEPs stress that the correct and prudent use of antimicrobials is essential to limit antimicrobial resistance (AMR) from emerging in human healthcare, animal husbandry and aquaculture.