NIH-funded researchers to begin study of intravenous iron treatment for post-pregnancy anemia

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health are launching a large study to evaluate a single dose of intravenous iron to treat women experiencing anemia after giving birth. The study will enroll nearly 5,000 women in Bangladesh, India,...

Experimental cancer vaccine shows promise in animal studies


Monkeypox: Amid uncertainty, global situation ‘cannot be ignored’ says WHO chief

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Monkeypox is a rare but dangerous infection similar to the now eradicated...

In people with HIV, treating precancerous anal lesions cuts risk of anal cancer by more than half

A large clinical trial of people living with HIV has found that treating anal precancerous growths known as high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, or HSIL, reduces the chance that anal cancer will develop by more than half.

WHO to determine if Monkeypox should be declared ‘Emergency of International Concern’; rights expert warns of COVID ‘vaccine apartheid’

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Monkeypox is a rare but dangerous infection similar to the now eradicated smallpox...

Monkeypox outbreak can still be contained, insists UN health agency

A five-year-old boy suffering from monkeypox rests in a health centre in a displaced camp in...

WHO delivers 20 ambulances to Ukraine

To support emergency health needs in Ukraine, World Health Organization (WHO) on May 8, 2022 gave 20 all-terrain ambulances able to function in even the most damaged and inaccessible areas to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

WHO launches first ever global report on infection prevention and control

The COVID-19 pandemic and other recent large disease outbreaks have highlighted the extent to which health care settings can contribute to the spread of infections, harming patients, health workers and visitors, if insufficient attention is paid to...

1 in 4 children in Latin America and the Caribbean are exposed to diseases that can be prevented with vaccines


Lebanon’s crisis threatening children’s health