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Thailand and the World Bank Group Renew their Partnership to Transform Thailand Together

The World Bank Board of Directors, on November 27, endorsed a new Country Partnership Framework for Thailand, defining the strategic focus of the World Bank Group’s engagement with the country from 2019 to 2022. This partn...

Clinical trial of investigational Ebola treatments begins in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

An international research team has begun patient enrollment in a clinical trial testing multiple investigational Ebola therapies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The randomized, controlled trial is enrolling...

Traditional Korean wrestling listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage following unprecedented merged application from both Koreas

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, meeting in Port Louis (Mauritius), has decided to inscribe traditional Korean wrestling, ssirum/ssireum, on the Representative List...

WHO and partners launch new country-led response to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track

Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018. To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, WHO and partners are joini...