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WHO Releases 11th Edition Of International Classification Of Diseases

Xinhua News: WHO releases new int’l classification of diseases “The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday released the latest 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), which provides a common language that allows health professionals to share health information across the globe. For the first time the ICD…

WHO Formerly Recognizes ‘Gaming Disorder’ As Mental Health Problem

Associated Press: Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem “Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing. In its latest revision to a…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Recent Pieces On TB, Death Data, AMR

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: What we’re reading: Realities to keep in mind when planning to eliminate TB and other diseases Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses several global health-related articles addressing various topics, including an open letter on TB written by a U.N. special rapporteur in preparation…

Paralysis In Venezuelan Child Not Caused By Poliovirus, WHO Says

Agence France-Presse: After tests, WHO rules out return of polio to Venezuela “Tests carried out by the World Health Organization following a suspected case of polio in Venezuela have ruled out any return of the crippling childhood disease, the U.N. agency has said…” (6/16). CNN: Polio has not returned to…

U.N. In Talks To Take Over Administration Of Strategic Yemeni Port City

The Guardian: U.N. in advanced talks to take over besieged Yemen port “Talks are at an advanced stage for the United Nations to take over the administration of the vital port of Hodeidah under siege from a Saudi-led coalition, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande said on Sunday. The Red…

More News In Global Health

CNN: Would-be Indian child bride fights back and helps others (Ahuja, 6/18). Devex: How family planning can help save cheetahs (Edwards, 6/18). Devex: Alarm bells sounded over new E.U. aid instrument proposals (Chadwick, 6/15). Devex: DRC bordering countries begin Ebola preparedness training (Roby, 6/15). New York Times: Video Game Addiction…

Quick Response To DRC Ebola Outbreak Shows Africa’s Resilience, Confidence

Thomson Reuters Foundation: New Ebola outbreak is being tackled by a stronger WHO in the African region Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa “…Currently, WHO in the African region is responding to the latest outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease, which began in the western part of [the Democratic Republic…

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