World Health Organization (WHO)
World Health Organization (WHO)

The United Nations agency working to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable.

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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices.

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Cervical Cancer Elimination Day of Action 2022

This November 17, 2022, we will mark the second anniversary of a historic movement, celebrating the first time the world committed to eliminate a cancer.

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Third WHO Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health

Refugees and migrants have health rights and needs, requiring culturally sensitive and effective care that recognizes both the impact of migration on physical and mental health and the various barriers hampering the availability, accessibility, acceptability, and affordability of health services for these populations. The health workforce has a vital role in providing people-centred health services and building health system capacity to respond to the health rights and needs of refugees and migrants. Recognizing the importance of promoting specific professional competence and capacity to adequately address refugee and migrant health issues, WHO is organizing the third edition of the Global School on Refugee and Migrant Health, this year with a focus on capacity-building. The school will be held online from 28 November to 2 December 2022 with the theme “Capacity-building: human resources for refugee and migrant health”. It will be an e-learning event hosted by the Ministry of Health of Bangladesh and web-streamed worldwide from Dhaka, Bangladesh. The 5-day event will feature high-level keynote speeches, live panel discussions with multidisciplinary stakeholders, Question and Answer sessions, and a series of video reportage produced by regional and country offices as well as WHO Collaborating Centres to share experiences on health and migration from the ground. Held every year, the school aims to support countries and territories to build competency on the public health aspects of migration and promote the development and dissemination of knowledge, attitude and practices based on the exchange of experiences and evidence. The third edition of the school will feature five modules delivered over five consecutive days from Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December 2022, every day from 16:00 to 17:30 Dhaka time (time zone converter), except for day one (28 November), when the event will start at 15:40 Dhaka time. Each module will be dedicated to one specific thematic area as follows: Day 1: health systems; Day 2: gender; Day 3: health services; Day 4: Universities; Day 5: the need for international collaboration. A detailed agenda will follow soon. The event is free. The main target audience is policy-makers, health sector managers and officers working at different levels within ministries, researchers, academia, representatives of non-governmental organizations.

28 November 2022

Launch of the Framework for Collaborative Action on Tuberculosis and Comorbidities

#EndTB WebinarThe TB epidemic is driven by various determinants, and five risk factors (HIV, diabetes, undernutrition, tobacco and alcohol use disorders) contributed to 45% of all TB episodes in 2021. Furthermore, people with TB often have comorbidities including mental health disorders, silicosis and viral hepatitis, which are risk factors for poor TB treatment outcomes.  To facilitate collaborative action for people-centred services for people with TB and comorbidities, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published the Framework for Collaborative Action on TB and Comorbidities. The framework aims to decrease the joint burden of TB and comorbidities, and outlines  key steps to establish and strengthen collaboration across health programmes and across sectors.  The  webinar aims to:  1. Bring together ministry of health representatives responsible for TB, HIV, NCDs, primary health care, tobacco cessation, undernutrition and substance use, policy makers, international technical and funding organizations, researchers, nongovernmental and civil society organizations and WHO staff to share best practices and experiences in the management of TB and comorbidities;  2. Discuss and disseminate the content of the new WHO Framework for Collaborative Action on TB and Comorbidities to promote its uptake; and 3. Share perspectives from partners and stakeholders on how to catalyse collaborative action on TB and comorbidities.  Join us on 28 November at 12:00 (CET)Register Here

28 November 2022

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HIV surveillance webinar series - Harnessing the strength of routine data for HIV surveillance

Following the launch of the Consolidated guidelines on person-centred HIV strategic information in July 2022, WHO is conducting a webinar series on the technical sections of the guidelines.

28 November 2022

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Ending violence against women is possible, but only if we act together, now. WHO plays a key role in bringing attention to and responding to violence against women as a public health, gender equality and human rights issue.

25 November 2022

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WHO EPI-WIN webinar: Sudan ebolavirus

This webinar takes place at 14:00 – 15:00 CET, on Thursday, 24 November 2022. The topic is about what we know about the Ebola outbreak due to the Sudan ebolavirus.

24 November 2022

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Webinar 22 November 2022 - Surveillance of acquired HIV resistance to dolutegravir among people receiving dolutegravir-based antiretroviral therapy with unsuppressed viral load

The webinar will launch WHO’s new method of sentinel surveillance of acquired HIV drug resistance in people receiving dolutegravir-containing ART. In addition, the webinar will update attendees on: 1. The global transition to dolutegravir-based ART; 2. The prevalence of dolutegravir resistance in low- and middle-income countries; 3. Dolutegravir drug resistance in persons diagnosed with HIV after exposure to long-acting injectable cabotegravir for pre-exposure prophylaxis; and 4. The predicted effects of introduction of long-acting injectable cabotegravir pre-exposure prophylaxis in sub-Saharan Africa. The session will include discussion by an expert panel.

22 November 2022

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Innovation to overcome challenges in paediatric formulations development

We are pleased to invite you to another webinar of the GAP-f #BetterMeds4Kids webinar series, GAP-f’s quarterly webinar series on paediatric medicines, which features deep dives in paediatric drug prioritization, evaluation, development, and delivery to promote discussions to close paediatric medicines gaps. Through GAP-f, we collect best practices across therapeutic fields and promote innovations that can help accelerate the development and use of better medicines for children. We look forward to working with you to realize this goal. Our next webinar, on Innovation to overcome challenges in paediatric formulations development, will be hosted by GAP-f’s Product Development and Regulatory Affairs Working Group and take place on 22 November​, 1600 CET/1000 EST/2030 IST. ​The Webinar will discuss recent successful examples of paediatric formulations developments and collaborative models, including the regulators perspective on managing peadiatric challenges. Please register for the webinar here and share within your network and among your collaborators.

22 November 2022