Status report on artemisinin and ACT resistance (April 2017)

The WHO Global Malaria Programme issues regular reports about the status of artemisinin resistance in affected countries. The reports bring together the latest findings and conclusions about the state of resistance to artemisinins and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), summarize WHO’s current policy and treatment recommendations, and highlight areas of concern.

Population mobility and malaria

Migrants and mobile populations face many obstacles in accessing equitable essential health care services due to factors such as living and working conditions, education level, gender, irregular migration status, language and cultural barriers, anti-migrant sentiments, and lack of migrant-inclusive health policies among others. Despite significant progress having been made in the context of malaria control in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), human movements can impact malaria transmission patterns and potentially introduce drug-resistant parasites. This legal framework review therefore serves as a guidance document on approaches to address malaria and malaria elimination for migrant and mobile populations (MMPs) in five countries of the GMS, namely Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.

WHO Country Cooperation Strategy Thailand 2017-2021

The Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2017–2021 for Thailand describes WHO’s medium-term strategic vision to guide the Organization’s work in Thailand. Most importantly, it describes five priority programmes on which the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand, its numerous partners, and the World Health Organization will work jointly over the next 5 years. These programmes address some of the critical public health issues facing Thailand in its unique context – an upper-middle-income country that has pioneered universal health coverage and that is committed to improving health through knowledge generation, evidenced-based policy and social/political action.

EN SE THA World Health Statistics 2017: Monitoring health for the SDGs

The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual compilation of health statistics for its 194 Member States. World Health Statistics 2017 compiles data on 21 health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets, with 35 indicators, as well as data on life expectancy. This edition also includes, for the first time, success stories from several countries that are making progress towards the health-related SDG targets.

New Publications

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization

To publish and disseminate scientifically rigorous public health information of international significance that enables policy-makers, researchers and practitioners to be more effective and improves health, particularly among disadvantaged populations. An electronic version can be downloaded free of charge.

Weekly Epidemiological Record

The Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) serves as an essential instrument for the rapid and accurate dissemination of epidemiological information on cases and outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations and on other communicable diseases of public health importance, including emerging or re-emerging infections.

WHO Drug Information

WHO Drug Information is a quarterly journal providing an overview of topics relating to medicines development and regulation which is targeted to a wide audience of health professionals and policy makers.

The World Health Report

Annual report with an expert assessment of global health including statistics. Focuses on a particular theme every year

World Health Statistics

WHO's annual compilation of data from its 194 Member States. The GHO issues analytical reports on the current situation and trends for priority health issues. A key output of the GHO is the annual publication World Health Statistics, which compiles statistics for key health indicators on an annual basis. The World Health Statistics also include a brief report on annual progress towards the health-related MDGs.

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