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Latest news: World Health Organization

What you should know about the World Health Organization’s plans for you this May

Most Australians are likely unaware of the proposed new World Health Organization’s (WHO) Pandemic Treaty or the 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR) Amendments which are currently being discussed in Geneva and will be voted upon, on their behalf, in the week of 27 May this year.

The People’s Letter to the World Health Organization

Community advocacy group Stand Up Now Australia is calling on Aussies to communicate their rejection of the 2022 World Health Organisation's proposed amendments to its International Health Regulations by reading and signing The People’s Letter by Friday 1 December.

Monkeypox outbreak hits 92, cases to grow

The World Health Organization expects to identify more cases of monkeypox as it expands surveillance in countries where the disease is not typically found.

WHO advises international travel bans and proof of vaccination not required

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended lifting international travel bans and relaxing proof of vaccination.

WHO wants even spread of vaccine, boosters only for vulnerable

The WHO continues to oppose making booster shots against COVID-19 universally available and wants to make jabs more accessible worldwide.

WHO warns slamming borders shut could backfire

The World Health Organisation has warned developed nations like Australia against "punishing" nations with new COVID-19 variants by slamming borders shut.

Limit boosters to immunocompromised: WHO

WHO has called for vaccine makers to prioritise deliveries of COVID-19 jabs to the COVAX dose-sharing facility for poorer countries.

WHO chief urges halt to booster shots

The World Health Organisation is calling on rich countries with large supplies of coronavirus vaccines to refrain from offering booster shots.

WHO wants experts for COVID origins probe

The World Health Organisation has issued a call for experts to join a new advisory group to investigate how the coronavirus pandemic started.