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World Health Assembly
Follow our coverage of the World Health Assembly for the latest news and insider conversations on universal health coverage, global health security, and WHO reforms.
Since February, a number of blog posts and articles have cast doubt on smokers' vulnerability to COVID-19. Anti-tobacco groups, which say many of these pieces have industry ties, are calling for stricter controls.
During a field visit to the wheat-growing region in India in February, CSIRO agricultural scientist Dr. Tony Fischer was shocked at the level of pollution evident. But the issue is yet to catch the attention of other agricultural scientists.
In Africa and the Pacific, leaders are emerging to encourage greater action on global health security. Devex catches up with three experts to ask how they are building capacity and engaging their countries on the issue.
WHO's Office of Internal Oversight is currently dealing with 167 cases, the majority of which concern fraud, failure to comply with professional standards, and harassment — including sexual harassment and abuse.
As the Ebola outbreak rages on in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the World Health Organization and other organizations face increasing challenges to respond, there are questions yet again about whether it’s time to declare a public health emergency of international concern.