Nov. 20, 2020

Health and Development news brief from the World Health Organization


· More cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past 4 weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic. This week there has been more good news from vaccine trials, which continues to give us hope of ending the pandemic.
· Antimicrobial resistance may not seem as urgent as a pandemic, but it is just as dangerous.
· For years, WHO has been working with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the World Organisation for Animal Health, to address antimicrobial resistance and other health issues.
· Today we are launching the One Health Global Leaders Group, which will bring together prominent leaders from government, the private sector and civil society organizations, to advocate for urgent action to combat the threat of antimicrobial resistance.