Report of the Twelfth WHOPES Working Group Meeting

None | 15 Jun 2009 | World Health Organization

The twelfth meeting of the WHOPES Working Group, an advisory group to the WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES), was convened at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, from 8 to 11 December 2008.

IMPACT's Impact

Roger Bate & Karen Porter | 29 Jan 2009 | American Enterprise Institute

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT) in 2006 to combat the global problem of counterfeit pharmaceuticals, which kill untold thousands of people every year.

World Malaria Report 2008

None | 18 Sep 2008 | World Health Organization

Half of the world's population is at risk of malaria, and an estimated 247 million cases led to nearly 881 000 deaths in 2006. The World malaria report 2008 describes the global distribution of cases and deaths, how WHO-recommended control strategies have been adopted and implemented in endemic countries, sources of funding for malaria control, and recent evidence that prevention and treatment can alleviate the burden of disease.

Preliminary Report to Global Fund - Impact of Malaria Control Interventions

| 31 Jan 2008 | World Health Organization

In collaboration with The Global Fund, the World Health Organization evaluated the impact of recent investments in malaria control by conducting field evaluations in four countries (Zambia, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Rwanda) in November-December 2007. The main interventions were nationwide distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and artemisinin-combination therapy (ACTs) medicines.