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WHO DG-Elect Tedros Pledges To Abide By One-China Policy In Relations With Taiwan

Xinhua/New China: WHO’s newly elected chief reaffirms one-China principle “Newly elected World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom on Friday reaffirmed the one-China principle. Tedros told Xinhua that he would abide by the one-China principle as enshrined in the related U.N. General Assembly resolution and World Health Assembly resolution when…

India Reports 3 Zika Cases Detected Since February 2016, WHO Says

Reuters: WHO says India reports cases of Zika virus “India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance. The WHO said that on May 15 India’s health ministry reported three confirmed cases from the western state of…

Laurie Garrett Discusses WHO’s Future In Humanosphere Podcast Interview

Humanosphere: A conversation with Laurie Garrett about the road ahead for the WHO In this podcast, Imana Gunawan, Humanosphere’s social media manager and podcast producer, and Joanne Lu, writer and editor at Humanosphere, speak with Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, about WHO’s…

Myanmar’s Ongoing Reforms Not Yet Benefiting Children, UNICEF Alert Says

The Guardian: Up to 150 children under five die each day in Aung San Suu Kyi’s Myanmar “As many as 150 children die every day in Myanmar before they reach their fifth birthday, the U.N. children’s agency said on Tuesday, in a report calling for the government to end blocks…

WHO Should Not Allow Politics Between Taiwan, China To Hamper Public Health

Nature: Clock is ticking for WHO decision over Taiwan Editorial Board “…For almost a decade, Taiwan — despite not being a member of the United Nations — has been permitted to attend WHO events as an observer. But, so far, its invitation for this year’s event in Geneva has not…

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