World Health Organization Podcast
Summary: The WHO Podcast brings to you the latest news about and developments in public health.
In this episode, With no new cases reported in a year, Somalia is again polio-free; and why is history important for public health today?
In this episode, The Global Tuberculosis Control 2008 report is launched; an emergency vaccination campaign takes place in Iraq; and a new edition of the International Medical Guide for Ships is published.
In this episode, Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has been recorded at the highest rate ever; and WHO and its partners ship vaccines to Paraguay in response to the yellow fever outbreak.
In this episode, WHO releases the first comprehensive analysis of tobacco use and efforts to control the tobacco epidemic, and marks 6 February as International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation.
In this episode, new research by WHO and the Iraqi government estimates that 151 000 Iraqis died from violence in the three years following the March 2003 invasion of the country.
In this episode, putting health at the centre of the climate change agenda; help for west Africa to recover from flooding; avian flu updates; Ebola outbreak in Uganda; and a new campaign to make medicines child-size.
In this episode, measles vaccination in Africa results in a 90% reduction in deaths; WHO investigates bromide poisoning in Angola; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Rotary International team up against polio; and keeping women and Africa in clear view on World AIDS Day.
In this episode, governments negotiate a plan to ensure people in poor countries have better access to medicines; researchers find interesting trends in diabetes along the US-Mexico border; and a field report on efforts to control a polio outbreak in Sudan.
In this episode, why half a million women still die every year giving birth - and what can be done about it; getting medicines to people with drug-resistant tuberculosis; and how peanut butter could be the best recipe for malnourished children.
In this episode, a frontline report from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; WHO and partners respond to cholera in Iraq; and, one year on, UNITAID announces success in lowering the cost of medicines.
In this episode, The world health report 2007 highlights threats to global public health security, including the emerging diseases that spread from animals to humans; and tracking a killer virus in the mines of Uganda, WHO scientists believe they may have new information about Marburg fever.
In this episode, WHO scientists hunt for Marburg fever clues in Uganda; WHO issues new guidance on use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets; and Bangladeshis affected by the monsoon floods need more medicines.
In this episode, new WHO report highlights the risks children face from harmful chemical exposure; China and India join WHO clinical trial registry platform; and for World Breastfeeding Week, why every baby's first meal should be yellow and sticky.
In this episode, a special focus on HIV/AIDS and women's leadership, and success driving change at a Kenya AIDS clinic.
In this episode: New study shows risk of blood clots rises after long travel, although the risk remains relatively low; how to stay safe in the summer sun; and Assistant Director-General sets out her hopes for improving the health of mothers, children and the communities where they live.