International Organizations, Vaccine Manufacturers Agree to Intensify Cooperation to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine


(September 16, 2021)---The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization met with the CEOs of leading vaccine manufacturing companies to discuss strategies to improve the access to COVID-19 vaccines, especially in low- and lower middle-income countries and in Africa. The Task…

Joint statement by UNICEF Executive Director and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week


NEW YORK/GENEVA, (August 2, 2021 – At the start of this year, governments, donors, civil society and the private sector united to launch the Nutrition for Growth Year of Action. The Year of Action is a historic opportunity to transform the way the world tackles the global commitment to eliminate child malnutrition.…

WHO issues new recommendations on human genome editing for the advancement of public health


(July 12, 2021)---Two new companion reports released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) provide the first global recommendations to help establish human genome editing as a tool for public health, with an emphasis on safety, effectiveness and ethics. The forward-looking new reports result from the first broad, global consultation looking…

British, European and American Diplomats Voiced Concerns About WHO Sex Abuse Allegations


LONDON (May 14, 2021)) — British, European and American diplomats and donors have voiced serious concerns about how the World Health Organization handled sex abuse allegations involving its own staff during an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, as reported this week by The Associated Press. On Tuesday, the AP published an…

Biden Administration Shifting How It Allocates COVID-19 Vaccines To States


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will begin shifting how it allocates COVID-19 vaccines to states, moving doses from states with lower demand to those with stronger interest in vaccines, an administration official said Tuesday. The administration using this method will hold governors and state elected officials responsible if the…