The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a growing burden from non-communicable and infectious diseases including HIV infection. The therapeutic success permitting people living with HIV to live longer on combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) is being challenged by reported increases in adverse cardiovascular and metabolic disease profiles in these patients. The growing burdens of cardiovascular diseases and stroke are already beyond the capacities of most health-care systems in Africa. 7–45% of patients with HIV have metabolic syndrome and coronary heart disease.
The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Annual Conference has become the world's leading academic global health conference.
Join more than 1,700 global health faculty, student, implementers and leaders from over 50 countries to explore the latest in global health, planetary health, and the role universities play in addressing global health challenges.
Held once a year, the World Health Summit (WHS) has grown into the world’s most prominent forum for addressing global health issues. It brings together key leaders from academia, politics, civil society, and the private sector to address the most pressing health-related challenges on the planet.
The WHS enjoys the patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, the President of the French Republic and the President of the European Commission.
The summit’s central topics include:
Know the IHR; purpose, scope, principles and concepts
Update national legislation
Recognize shared realities and the need for collective defences
Monitor and report on IHR implementation progress
Notify, report, consult and inform WHO
Understand WHO’s role in international event detection, joint assessment and response
Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases of animals that can cause disease when transmitted to humans.
This WHO infectious diseases index provides comprehensive general and technical information on the various infectious diseases that prevail globally.
The International Health Regulations, or IHR (2005), represent an agreement between 196 countries including all WHO Member States to work together for global health security.
Through IHR, countries have agreed to build their capacities to detect, assess and report public health events. WHO plays the coordinating role in IHR and, together with its partners, helps countries to build capacities.
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.
An electronic bilingual English/French version of the WER is accessible every Friday and can be downloaded free of charge.
Meeting the requirements in the IHR (2005) is a challenge that requires time, commitment and the willingness to change. This paper has been developed to guide WHO Member States and other countries that are parties to the Regulations in the implementation of the obligations contained in them. Section 4 sets out seven areas of work to assist countries with the challenges inherent in meeting the new obligations.