27 April 2015 -- The WHO Representative to the Central African Republic, Dr Michel Yao, says the humanitarian crisis wracking the country has displaced approximately 200 000 people and put around 1.5 million people at risk. Increased effort and funding, he says, is needed to prevent the crisis in the Central African Republic being “forgotten crisis.”
24 April 2015 -- Before the Ebola outbreak, national blood systems in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were struggling to make progress, but the demands after Ebola hit West Africa made them virtually collapse. Today, thanks to the potential of use of convalescent whole blood and plasma as a therapy for patients, there is new hope and energy to rebuild national blood systems better than before to meet country needs.
22 April 2015 -- Progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off-track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases. In the lead-up to World Immunization Week 2015, WHO is calling for renewed efforts to get progress back on course.
20 April 2015 – The four-year-long armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic has driven millions of families from their homes. WHO is working with public health authorities and partners to ensure Syrian children – whether still in their home country or living in camps across the border in Jordan – are immunized against polio. During World Immunization Week, hundreds of thousands of children in both countries will be immunized.