Last updated: 14 Jun,2020 01:50 PM

New
Cases

13,747,041

Total
Cases

21,642,864

Total
Recovered

14,351,043

Total
Deaths

769,492
Tracking Coronavirus COVID-19

The first case of the new Coronavirus COVID-19 was recorded on 31 December in Wuhan, China (WHO). Since then, 21,642,864 confirmed cases have been recorded worldwide.

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Country Total
Afghanistan 24102
Albania 1464
Algeria 10810
Andorra 853
Angola 138
Antigua and Barbuda 26
Argentina 30295
Armenia 16004
Australia
(Australian+Capital+Territory)
108
Australia
(New+South+Wales)
3128
Australia
(Northern+Territory)
29
Australia
(Queensland)
1065
Australia
(South+Australia)
440
Australia
(Tasmania)
228
Australia
(Victoria)
1720
Australia
(Western+Australia)
602
Austria 17078
Azerbaijan 9570
Bahamas 103
Bahrain 17713
Bangladesh 84379
Barbados 96
Belarus 53241
Belgium 59918
Benin 412
Bhutan 66
Bolivia 17842
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2893
Brazil 850514
Brunei 141
Bulgaria 3266
Burkina Faso 892
Cabo Verde 726
Cambodia 128
Cameroon 8681
Canada
(Alberta)
7383
Canada
(British+Columbia)
2709
Canada
(Grand+Princess)
13
Canada
(Manitoba)
303
Canada
(New+Brunswick)
157
Canada
(Newfoundland+and+Labrador)
261
Canada
(Nova+Scotia)
1061
Canada
(Ontario)
33625
Canada
(Prince+Edward+Island)
27
Canada
(Quebec)
53824
Canada
(Saskatchewan)
664
Central African Republic 2057
Chad 848
Chile 167355
China
(Anhui)
991
China
(Beijing)
637
China
(Chongqing)
580
China
(Fujian)
361
China
(Gansu)
139
China
(Guangdong)
1625
China
(Guangxi)
254
China
(Guizhou)
147
China
(Hainan)
171
China
(Hebei)
328
China
(Heilongjiang)
947
China
(Henan)
1276
China
(Hong+Kong)
1109
China
(Hubei)
68135
China
(Hunan)
1019
China
(Inner+Mongolia)
237
China
(Jiangsu)
653
China
(Jiangxi)
932
China
(Jilin)
155
China
(Liaoning)
151
China
(Macau)
45
China
(Ningxia)
75
China
(Qinghai)
18
China
(Shaanxi)
311
China
(Shandong)
792
China
(Shanghai)
691
China
(Shanxi)
198
China
(Sichuan)
583
China
(Tianjin)
196
China
(Tibet)
1
China
(Xinjiang)
76
China
(Yunnan)
185
China
(Zhejiang)
1268
Colombia 46994
Congo (Brazzaville) 728
Congo (Kinshasa) 4724
Costa Rica 1662
Cote d'Ivoire 4848
Croatia 2251
Diamond Princess 712
Cuba 2238
Cyprus 980
Czechia 9991
Denmark
(Faroe+Islands)
187
Denmark
(Greenland)
13
Denmark 12139
Djibouti 4449
Dominican Republic 22572
Ecuador 46356
Egypt 42980
El Salvador 3603
Equatorial Guinea 1306
Eritrea 65
Estonia 1973
Eswatini 486
Ethiopia 3166
Fiji 18
Finland 7087
France
(French+Guiana)
1161
France
(French+Polynesia)
60
France
(Guadeloupe)
171
France
(Mayotte)
2282
France
(New+Caledonia)
21
France
(Reunion)
489
France
(Saint+Barthelemy)
6
France
(St+Martin)
42
France
(Martinique)
202
France 189311
Gabon 3463
Gambia 28
Georgia 851
Germany 187267
Ghana 11118
Greece 3112
Guatemala 9491
Guinea 4484
Guyana 159
Haiti 4165
Holy See 12
Honduras 8455
Hungary 4064
Iceland 1808
India 308993
Indonesia 37420
Iran 184955
Iraq 18950
Ireland 25295
Israel 18972
Italy 236651
Jamaica 615
Japan 17293
Jordan 953
Kazakhstan 14238
Kenya 3457
Korea, South 12085
Kuwait 35466
Kyrgyzstan 2207
Latvia 1097
Lebanon 1442
Liberia 446
Liechtenstein 82
Lithuania 1763
Luxembourg 4063
Madagascar 1252
Malaysia 8445
Maldives 2013
Malta 646
Mauritania 1682
Mauritius 337
Mexico 142690
Moldova 11459
Monaco 99
Mongolia 197
Montenegro 324
Morocco 8692
Namibia 32
Nepal 5335
Netherlands
(Aruba)
101
Netherlands
(Curacao)
22
Netherlands
(Sint+Maarten)
77
Netherlands 48640
New Zealand 1504
Nicaragua 1464
Niger 980
Nigeria 15682
North Macedonia 3895
Norway 8628
Oman 22077
Pakistan 132405
Panama 20059
Papua New Guinea 8
Paraguay 1261
Peru 220749
Philippines 25392
Poland 29017
Portugal 36463
Qatar 78416
Romania 21679
Russia 519458
Rwanda 541
Saint Lucia 19
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 27
San Marino 694
Saudi Arabia 123308
Senegal 4996
Serbia 12251
Seychelles 11
Singapore 40197
Slovakia 1545
Slovenia 1492
Somalia 2579
South Africa 65736
Spain 243605
Sri Lanka 1884
Sudan 7007
Suriname 196
Sweden 50931
Switzerland 31094
Taiwan* 443
Tanzania 509
Thailand 3134
Togo 530
Trinidad and Tobago 117
Tunisia 1094
Turkey 176677
Uganda 694
Ukraine 31177
United Arab Emirates 41990
United Kingdom
(Bermuda)
142
United Kingdom
(Cayman+Islands)
187
United Kingdom
(Channel+Islands)
565
United Kingdom
(Gibraltar)
176
United Kingdom
(Isle+of+Man)
336
United Kingdom
(Montserrat)
11
United Kingdom 294375
Uruguay 847
US 2074526
Uzbekistan 4966
Venezuela 2904
Vietnam 334
Zambia 1357
Zimbabwe 356
Dominica 18
Grenada 23
Mozambique 553
Syria 170
Timor-Leste 24
Belize 20
Laos 19
Libya 418
West Bank and Gaza 489
Guinea-Bissau 1460
Mali 1776
Saint Kitts and Nevis 15
Canada
(Northwest+Territories)
5
Canada
(Yukon)
11
Kosovo 1437
Burma 261
United Kingdom
(Anguilla)
3
United Kingdom
(British+Virgin+Islands)
8
United Kingdom
(Turks+and+Caicos+Islands)
12
MS Zaandam 9
Botswana 60
Burundi 85
Sierra Leone 1132
Netherlands
(Bonaire%2C+Sint+Eustatius+and+Saba)
7
Malawi 529
United Kingdom
(Falkland+Islands+%28Malvinas%29)
13
France
(Saint+Pierre+and+Miquelon)
1
South Sudan 1693
Western Sahara 9
Sao Tome and Principe 659
Yemen 705
Comoros 176
Tajikistan 4971
Lesotho 4
Country Total
Afghanistan 4201
Albania 1039
Algeria 7420
Andorra 781
Angola 61
Antigua and Barbuda 20
Argentina 9083
Armenia 6081
Australia
(Australian+Capital+Territory)
104
Australia
(New+South+Wales)
2766
Australia
(Northern+Territory)
29
Australia
(Queensland)
1051
Australia
(South+Australia)
436
Australia
(Tasmania)
213
Australia
(Victoria)
1657
Australia
(Western+Australia)
582
Austria 16012
Azerbaijan 5309
Bahamas 68
Bahrain 12191
Bangladesh 17828
Barbados 83
Belarus 29111
Belgium 16547
Belize 16
Benin 222
Bhutan 21
Bolivia 2768
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2119
Brazil 459436
Brunei 138
Bulgaria 1723
Burkina Faso 799
Cabo Verde 294
Cambodia 125
Cameroon 4836
Canada 59851
Central African Republic 363
Chad 718
Chile 137296
China
(Anhui)
985
China
(Beijing)
584
China
(Chongqing)
573
China
(Fujian)
356
China
(Gansu)
137
China
(Guangdong)
1590
China
(Guangxi)
252
China
(Guizhou)
145
China
(Hainan)
162
China
(Hebei)
322
China
(Heilongjiang)
934
China
(Henan)
1254
China
(Hong+Kong)
1061
China
(Hubei)
63623
China
(Hunan)
1015
China
(Inner+Mongolia)
232
China
(Jiangsu)
653
China
(Jiangxi)
931
China
(Jilin)
153
China
(Liaoning)
147
China
(Macau)
45
China
(Ningxia)
75
China
(Qinghai)
18
China
(Shaanxi)
306
China
(Shandong)
782
China
(Shanghai)
666
China
(Shanxi)
198
China
(Sichuan)
563
China
(Tianjin)
189
China
(Tibet)
1
China
(Xinjiang)
73
China
(Yunnan)
183
China
(Zhejiang)
1267
Colombia 18749
Congo (Brazzaville) 221
Congo (Kinshasa) 595
Costa Rica 743
Cote d'Ivoire 2397
Croatia 2134
Diamond Princess 651
Cuba 1923
Cyprus 807
Czechia 7219
Denmark
(Faroe+Islands)
187
Denmark
(Greenland)
13
Denmark 11035
Djibouti 2823
Dominica 16
Dominican Republic 13084
Ecuador 22865
Egypt 11529
El Salvador 1738
Equatorial Guinea 200
Eritrea 39
Estonia 1705
Eswatini 247
Ethiopia 495
Fiji 18
Finland 6200
France
(French+Guiana)
520
France
(French+Polynesia)
60
France
(Guadeloupe)
157
France
(Martinique)
98
France
(Mayotte)
1790
France
(New+Caledonia)
20
France
(Reunion)
460
France
(Saint+Barthelemy)
6
France
(St+Martin)
36
France 69783
Gabon 1024
Gambia 24
Georgia 702
Germany 171970
Ghana 3979
Grenada 22
Greece 1374
Guatemala 1804
Guinea 3213
Guinea-Bissau 153
Guyana 95
Haiti 24
Holy See 12
Honduras 894
Hungary 2476
Iceland 1794
India 154330
Indonesia 13776
Iran 146748
Iraq 7515
Ireland 22698
Israel 15357
Italy 174865
Jamaica 420
Japan 15458
Jordan 678
Kazakhstan 8829
Kenya 1221
Korea, South 10718
Kuwait 25882
Kyrgyzstan 1722
Latvia 845
Lebanon 868
Liberia 214
Libya 62
Liechtenstein 55
Lithuania 1416
Luxembourg 3922
Madagascar 362
Malaysia 7311
Maldives 1217
Mali 1058
Malta 601
Mauritania 311
Mauritius 325
Mexico 104078
Moldova 6421
Monaco 93
Mongolia 98
Montenegro 315
Morocco 7696
Mozambique 151
Namibia 17
Nepal 913
Netherlands
(Aruba)
98
Netherlands
(Curacao)
15
Netherlands
(Sint+Maarten)
61
New Zealand 1482
Nicaragua 953
Niger 881
Nigeria 5101
North Macedonia 1705
Norway 8138
Oman 7530
Pakistan 50056
Panama 13759
Papua New Guinea 8
Paraguay 647
Peru 111724
Philippines 5706
Poland 14104
Portugal 22438
Qatar 55252
Romania 15635
Russia 274128
Rwanda 332
Saint Kitts and Nevis 15
Saint Lucia 18
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 25
San Marino 520
Saudi Arabia 82548
Senegal 3228
Serbia 11465
Seychelles 11
Singapore 28808
Slovakia 1410
Slovenia 1359
Somalia 559
South Africa 36850
Spain 150376
Sri Lanka 1252
Sudan 2556
Suriname 9
Switzerland 28800
Syria 71
Taiwan* 431
Tanzania 183
Thailand 2987
Timor-Leste 24
Togo 291
Trinidad and Tobago 109
Tunisia 995
Turkey 150087
Uganda 219
Ukraine 14489
United Arab Emirates 26761
United Kingdom
(Bermuda)
127
United Kingdom
(Cayman+Islands)
115
United Kingdom
(Channel+Islands)
512
United Kingdom
(Gibraltar)
173
United Kingdom
(Isle+of+Man)
312
United Kingdom
(Montserrat)
10
Uruguay 784
US 556606
Uzbekistan 3874
Venezuela 487
Vietnam 323
Zambia 1104
Zimbabwe 54
West Bank and Gaza 415
Laos 19
Kosovo 928
Burma 167
United Kingdom
(Anguilla)
3
United Kingdom
(British+Virgin+Islands)
7
United Kingdom
(Turks+and+Caicos+Islands)
11
Botswana 24
Burundi 45
Sierra Leone 670
Netherlands
(Bonaire%2C+Sint+Eustatius+and+Saba)
7
Malawi 66
United Kingdom
(Falkland+Islands+%28Malvinas%29)
13
France
(Saint+Pierre+and+Miquelon)
1
South Sudan 49
Western Sahara 8
Sao Tome and Principe 176
Yemen 39
Comoros 114
Tajikistan 3288
Lesotho 2
Country Total
Afghanistan 451
Albania 36
Algeria 760
Andorra 51
Angola 6
Antigua and Barbuda 3
Argentina 815
Armenia 264
Australia
(Australian+Capital+Territory)
3
Australia
(New+South+Wales)
48
Australia
(Queensland)
6
Australia
(South+Australia)
4
Australia
(Tasmania)
13
Australia
(Victoria)
19
Australia
(Western+Australia)
9
Austria 677
Azerbaijan 115
Bahamas 11
Bahrain 37
Bangladesh 1139
Barbados 7
Belarus 303
Belgium 9650
Benin 6
Bolivia 585
Bosnia and Herzegovina 163
Brazil 42720
Brunei 2
Bulgaria 172
Burkina Faso 53
Cabo Verde 6
Cameroon 212
Canada
(Alberta)
150
Canada
(British+Columbia)
168
Canada
(Manitoba)
7
Canada
(New+Brunswick)
2
Canada
(Newfoundland+and+Labrador)
3
Canada
(Nova+Scotia)
62
Canada
(Ontario)
2582
Canada
(Quebec)
5195
Canada
(Saskatchewan)
13
Central African Republic 7
Chad 72
Chile 3101
China
(Anhui)
6
China
(Beijing)
9
China
(Chongqing)
6
China
(Fujian)
1
China
(Gansu)
2
China
(Guangdong)
8
China
(Guangxi)
2
China
(Guizhou)
2
China
(Hainan)
6
China
(Hebei)
6
China
(Heilongjiang)
13
China
(Henan)
22
China
(Hong+Kong)
4
China
(Hubei)
4512
China
(Hunan)
4
China
(Inner+Mongolia)
1
China
(Jiangxi)
1
China
(Jilin)
2
China
(Liaoning)
2
China
(Shaanxi)
3
China
(Shandong)
7
China
(Shanghai)
7
China
(Sichuan)
3
China
(Tianjin)
3
China
(Xinjiang)
3
China
(Yunnan)
2
China
(Zhejiang)
1
Colombia 1623
Congo (Brazzaville) 24
Congo (Kinshasa) 106
Costa Rica 12
Cote d'Ivoire 45
Croatia 107
Diamond Princess 13
Cuba 84
Cyprus 18
Czechia 328
Denmark 597
Djibouti 41
Dominican Republic 577
Ecuador 3874
Egypt 1484
El Salvador 72
Equatorial Guinea 12
Estonia 69
Eswatini 3
Ethiopia 55
Finland 325
France
(French+Guiana)
2
France
(Guadeloupe)
14
France
(Mayotte)
28
France
(Reunion)
1
France
(St+Martin)
3
France
(Martinique)
14
France 29339
Gabon 23
Gambia 1
Georgia 14
Germany 8793
Ghana 48
Greece 183
Guatemala 367
Guinea 25
Guyana 12
Haiti 70
Honduras 310
Hungary 559
Iceland 10
India 8884
Indonesia 2091
Iran 8730
Iraq 549
Ireland 1705
Israel 300
Italy 34301
Jamaica 10
Japan 927
Jordan 9
Kazakhstan 73
Kenya 100
Korea, South 277
Kuwait 289
Kyrgyzstan 27
Latvia 28
Lebanon 32
Liberia 32
Liechtenstein 1
Lithuania 75
Luxembourg 110
Madagascar 10
Malaysia 120
Maldives 8
Malta 9
Mauritania 83
Mauritius 10
Mexico 16872
Moldova 398
Monaco 4
Montenegro 9
Morocco 212
Nepal 18
Netherlands
(Aruba)
3
Netherlands
(Curacao)
1
Netherlands
(Sint+Maarten)
15
Netherlands 6057
New Zealand 22
Nicaragua 55
Niger 66
Nigeria 407
North Macedonia 179
Norway 242
Oman 99
Pakistan 2551
Panama 429
Paraguay 11
Peru 6308
Philippines 1074
Poland 1237
Portugal 1512
Qatar 70
Romania 1394
Russia 6819
Rwanda 2
San Marino 42
Saudi Arabia 932
Senegal 60
Serbia 253
Singapore 26
Slovakia 28
Slovenia 109
Somalia 87
South Africa 1423
Spain 27136
Sri Lanka 11
Sudan 447
Suriname 3
Sweden 4874
Switzerland 1938
Taiwan* 7
Tanzania 21
Thailand 58
Togo 13
Trinidad and Tobago 8
Tunisia 49
Turkey 4792
Ukraine 890
United Arab Emirates 288
United Kingdom
(Bermuda)
9
United Kingdom
(Cayman+Islands)
1
United Kingdom
(Channel+Islands)
48
United Kingdom
(Isle+of+Man)
24
United Kingdom
(Montserrat)
1
United Kingdom 41662
Uruguay 23
US 115436
Uzbekistan 19
Venezuela 24
Zambia 10
Zimbabwe 4
Canada
(Diamond+Princess)
1
Mozambique 2
Syria 6
Belize 2
Libya 8
West Bank and Gaza 3
Guinea-Bissau 15
Mali 104
Kosovo 32
Burma 6
United Kingdom
(British+Virgin+Islands)
1
United Kingdom
(Turks+and+Caicos+Islands)
1
MS Zaandam 2
Botswana 1
Burundi 1
Sierra Leone 51
Malawi 5
South Sudan 27
Western Sahara 1
Sao Tome and Principe 12
Yemen 160
Comoros 2
Tajikistan 50


NEWS from WHO
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    Scope (COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients affected by the pandemic)

    The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) call on governments to ensure that the procurement and supply of controlled medicines in countries meet the needs of patients, both those who have COVID-19 and those who require internationally controlled medicines for other medical conditions.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 13:19:48 Z
  • 73rd World Health Assembly Decisions

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 12:47:00 Z
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    As schools worldwide struggle with reopening, the latest data from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) reveal that 43 per cent of schools around the world lacked access to basic handwashing with soap and water in 2019 – a key condition for schools to be able to operate safely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:00:18 Z
  • Happy International Youth Day!

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    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:16:40 Z
  • Steps to requesting donated medicines for treatment of epilepsy‐associated tapeworm infection
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    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:07:20 Z
  • OIE endorsement of official control programmes for dog-mediated rabies
    It is well recognized that by developing and implementing organised disease control strategies, countries reduce their related public health and economic burdens. To encourage countries’ use of such strategies, and as part of its continued efforts to support dog-mediated rabies elimination by 2030, the OIE invites its Members, on a voluntary basis, to apply by 18 September 2020 to have their official control programmes for dog-mediated rabies endorsed.

    Wed, 12 Aug 2020 07:18:11 Z
  • International Youth Day 2020

    Meaningful youth engagement to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights  

    Every day, young people are enriching institutions and processes at the local, national, and global levels.  

    Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:30:42 Z
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    Member States have adopted the global strategy for TB research and innovation through an unprecedented written silence procedure of the 73rd session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) last week. The global strategy was developed to support efforts by governments and other partners to accelerate TB research and innovation, and to improve equitable access to the benefits of research in line with the commitments made in the WHO End TB Strategy, the Moscow Declaration to End TB and the political declaration of the United Nations high-level meeting on TB. The development of the strategy was requested by Member States during the 71st WHA with a view “to make further progress in enhancing cooperation and coordination in respect of tuberculosis research and development”.

    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:45:51 Z
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    Mon, 10 Aug 2020 04:41:52 Z
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    A plane carrying 20 tonnes of WHO health supplies has landed in Beirut, Lebanon, to support the treatment of patients injured by the massive blast that occurred in the city on 4 August. The supplies will cover 1000 trauma interventions and 1000 surgical interventions for people suffering from injuries and burns resulting from the blast.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:38:20 Z
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    Mexico is, so far, the only country validated by the World Health Organization (WHO) for having eliminated dog-mediated human rabies as a public health problem. To encourage countries that have implemented elimination programmes as recommended by WHO and the Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), international procedures have been developed jointly by WHO and OIE, following a One Health approach. The procedures involve several steps in the preparation, submission and review of a dossier.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:59:34 Z
  • WHO Information Notice for Users of Medical Devices 2020/3

    Date: 7 August 2020

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:03:51 Z
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    As a science-based institution, WHO is always striving to be at the forefront of scientific progress and its potential to improve health for all. A new WHO Science Council comprising international experts from a broad range of disciplines will support WHO in interpreting cutting-edge scientific and medical knowledge, as well as the latest advances in technology.

    Thu, 06 Aug 2020 08:18:01 Z
  • COVID-19 Emergency Committee highlights need for response efforts over long term

    The Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth meeting on 31 July. In its statement following the meeting, published today, it expressed “appreciation for WHO and partners’ COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, and highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic, noting the importance of sustained community, national, regional, and global response efforts.”  

    Sat, 01 Aug 2020 14:47:25 Z
  • Statement on the fourth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

    The fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) took place on Friday, 31 July 2020 from 12:00 to 17:45 Geneva time (CEST). 

    Sat, 01 Aug 2020 14:44:59 Z
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    The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”. In line with this theme, WHO and UNICEF are calling on governments to protect and promote women’s access to skilled breastfeeding counselling, a critical component of breastfeeding support.

    Fri, 31 Jul 2020 00:00:42 Z
  • WHO statement on heated tobacco products and the US FDA decision regarding IQOS

    WHO takes this opportunity to remind Member States that are Parties to the WHO Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (FCTC) of their obligations under the Convention. Heated tobacco products are tobacco products, meaning that the WHO FCTC fully applies to these products. (Decision FCTC/COP8(22)) Specifically, Article 13.4(a) obliges Parties, to prohibit "all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship that promote a tobacco product by any means that are false, misleading or deceptive or likely to create an erroneous impression about its characteristics, health effects, hazards or emissions."

    Wed, 29 Jul 2020 15:34:49 Z
  • WHO, WIPO, WTO launch updated study on access to medical technologies and innovation
    The second edition provides an improved basis for policy debate and informed decision-making at a critical time for global health.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:00:44 Z
  • INFOSAN Quarterly Summary, 2020 #2
    During the second quarter of 2020, the INFOSAN Secretariat has been involved in 29 food safety incidents with 59 WHO Member States and two territories of WHO Member States. There were 13 biological hazard incidents (Salmonella [5], Listeria monocytogenes [3], Clostridium botulinum [2], Vibrio cholerae [1], and two involving an unspecified biological hazard), six with a chemical hazard (methanol [3], histamine [2] and patulin [1]), five involving an undeclared allergen (cashew and pistachio [1], sesame [1], wheat (1), mustard [1] and peanuts [1]), three including a physical hazard (glass [3]), and two with unspecified hazards.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2020 12:51:40 Z
  • Framework for the evaluation of new tests for tuberculosis infection

    WHO and the Stop TB Partnership’s New Diagnostics Working Group (NDWG) launched today a framework for the evaluation of new tests for tuberculosis infection. The document provides details on study design, populations, reference standards, sample size calculation and data analysis to guide the future development of these tests.

    Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:34:37 Z
  • Study provides comprehensive view of terrestrial venomous snakes and snakebite in the Middle East
    Snakebite envenoming is a common problem in many parts of the world, but little is known about its magnitude in the Arab countries of the Middle East, where cases are not widely reported. The aim is to halve the numbers of deaths and cases of disability due to snakebite envenoming over the next 12 years through a programme that targets affected communities and their health systems, and by ensuring access to safe, effective treatment through increased cooperation, collaboration and partnership at all levels.

    Tue, 28 Jul 2020 08:32:58 Z
  • World Hepatitis Day: fast-tracking the elimination of hepatitis B among mothers and children
    On World Hepatitis Day 2020, WHO is calling for united and stepped-up action to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B (HBV), a preventable viral infection that attacks the liver and claims the lives of nearly 900 000 people each year.

    Mon, 27 Jul 2020 09:59:42 Z
  • European Medicines Agency (EMA) approval of the dapivirine ring for HIV prevention for women in high HIV burden settings
    The European Medicines Agency announced today that its human medicines committee provided a positive benefit-risk opinion on the use of the Dapivirine Vaginal Ring (DPV-VR) for HIV prevention. WHO stresses that when providing HIV prevention for women it is always critical to provide these alongside other services including STI diagnosis and treatment, HIV testing and links to antiretroviral therapy for all women who test positive and a range of contraception options.

    Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:38:23 Z
  • Amid continued progress, trachoma elimination programmes set their sights on 2030
    Almost two decades of global work has drastically reduced the number of people at risk of blindness from trachoma from 1.5 billion in 2002 to under 137 million in May 2020 – a 91% decrease. Also in 2002, there were an estimated 7.6 million people with trachomatous trichiasis (TT); by May 2020, this figure had dropped by 74% to 2 million. The 2020 figures represent decreases of 4% and 20%, respectively, since the corresponding 2019 estimates.

    Fri, 24 Jul 2020 13:54:11 Z
  • New estimates show worldwide fall in unintended pregnancies since 1990-1994
    The findings from new estimates, published in The Lancet Global Health, and jointly authored by the Guttmacher Institute and HRP, suggest that over the past 30 years, more women and individuals than ever before have been able to limit or space their pregnancies.

    Wed, 22 Jul 2020 22:30:03 Z



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