Coronavirus Global Response: WHO and Commission launch the Facilitation Council to strengthen global collaboration

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the Director General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, launched and co-hosted the first meeting of the High Level Facilitation Council, leading the work of the global collaborative framework Access to COVID-19 […]

Here’s how to cope with stress, according to the World Health Organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content The pandemic has created an unusually stressful environment for a large number of people. The World Health Organization has created an illustrated guide to managing stress, including audio exercises. Around the […]

Staying home? Here are 5 exercise tips from the World Health Organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content World Health Organization has some tips for exercising at home. Physical activity reduces risk of chronic disease and eases anxiety. Even a short break from sitting at your desk makes a difference. […]

COVID-19: Both WHO and Europe must learn from the current pandemic, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EP Committee responsible for public health quizzed the Director-General of the WHO on its response to COVID-19, underlining the need for global cooperation. Today the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety held a debate with the Director-General of the World Health […]

The world’s most vulnerable must be protected: WHO briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content The World Health Organization held a media briefing on 19 June, to update the public on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Ahead of World Refugee Day, calls were made to protect the world’s most […]

‘By no means is this over’: WHO briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content The World Health Organization held a media briefing on 10 June, to update the public on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Despite progress, significant risks remain – but the combination of these risks will […]

‘Intense zones of transmission’ in Central and South America; the ‘urgent challenge’ of antimicrobial resistance – WHO briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum World Health Organization media briefing, 1 June. COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly in Central and South America. Coronavirus has disrupted treatment of non-communicable diseases around the globe. New Ebola outbreak shows […]

US announcement on breaking ties with the World Health Organisation: Statement by the President of the Commission Ursula von der Leyen and High Representative/ Vice-President Josep Borrell

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the main task for everyone is to save lives and contain and mitigate this pandemic. The European Union continues to support the WHO in this regard and has already provided additional funding. In an EU-led resolution […]

Prepare for a ‘new normal’ as lockdown restrictions ease: Monday’s COVID-19 WHO briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Lockdowns must be lifted strategically, and not all at once, said WHO officials at a briefing on 13 April 2020. Countries with lower numbers of cases can begin easing restrictions. Social […]

COVID-19 sparked an economic crisis ‘like no other’ – but these measures can help now: WHO, IMF

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Health Organization held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 18.30 CET on Friday, 3 April. Guest Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of […]

‘Deeply concerned.’ WHO officials stress the need for continued vigilance – WHO briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Health Organization held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 18:30 CET on Wednesday, 1 April. Officials called for unity, resolve and […]

6 steps every country must take now to prevent coronavirus deaths: WHO Director-General

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Health Organization held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 18.30 CET on Wednesday, 25 March. The Director-General outlined six steps every […]

WHO launches COVID-19 health alert service with Facebook and WhatsApp – Updates from Friday’s WHO briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Health Organization held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 17.00 CET on Friday, 20 March. A new health alert messaging system […]

WHO coronavirus briefing: Isolation, testing and tracing comprise the “backbone” of response

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Health Organization (WHO) held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 17.00 CET on Monday, 18 March. WHO officials stressed the […]

The World Health Organization has called on countries to ‘test, test, test’ for coronavirus – this is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content The World Health Organization’s Director-General noted that some countries can do more to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. He called for urgent action to ramp up efforts to identify, isolate and contact trace […]

Trump declares emergency and WHO urges speed – latest coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines, resources and stories to help you arm yourself with the best information. 1. Trump declares national […]

“Let hope be the antidote to fear” – Today’s WHO briefing and other key Coronavirus updates, tips and tools

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. In this new roundup, find coronavirus news updates, tips and tools. These links can help you protect yourself and stay informed. Coronavirus continues to spread across the globe. In this new daily update, we’ve assembled some of the latest […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Latest news from Monday’s World Health Organization briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. World Health Organization holds regular media briefing to update public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 17.00 CET on Monday 9 March. Global number of coronavirus infections has surpassed 100,000 but the spread can still be controlled. Countries […]

Latest Coronavirus (Covid-19) briefing from the World Health Organisation – key takeaways

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. World Health Organisation holds daily media briefing to update public on the outbreak. This one streamed live at 4.30 CET on Friday 6 March. Global number of infections verging on 100,000 confirmed cases and 3380 deaths. WHO risk […]

Here are 10 of the most urgent health challenges we’ll face in the 2020s, according to WHO

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content The WHO released the top 10 global healthcare challenges in the coming decade. Global warming, conflict zones and unfair healthcare provision are among the main obstacles. Many healthcare challenges are interconnected and […]

Some truths about the coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content More than 17,000 people worldwide are infected with the novel coronavirus. There have been more deaths in mainland China than during the SARS outbreak. The World Health Organization has stepped up the […]

Mental health: the challenge of society

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Julia Maria Orsini Zava, 21 years old, 3rd year in medical school, academic from Ingá University Center, member of the International Federation of Medical Student Associations of Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

Vaccination: European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) are co-hosting the world’s first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide. Jean-Claude […]

EU and World Health Organisation team up to boost access to health services in developing countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU will sign a €102 million contribution agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the European Development Days in Brussels today. The EU will invest in building health care systems to provide quality services in more than 80 African, Caribbean, Pacific, and […]

5 ways to #BeatAirPollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s #WorldEnvironmentDay and the theme for this year is #BeatAirPollution – urging people to “be part of the solution, not part of the pollution”. But while many of us agree air quality needs […]

5 things you need to know about your microbiome

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content We often hear about our gut microbiome and how it can influence our wellbeing, but for many of us this vast microbial community within our bodies remains something of a mystery. Now, new research […]

Commission makes it easier for citizens to access health data securely across borders

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission presents a set of recommendations for the creation of a secure system that will enable citizens to access their electronic health files across Member States. Currently the ability of European citizens to access their electronic medical records across the EU greatly […]

Anti-vaccine sentiment one of 10 biggest health threats, says WHO

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content The global population faces diverse health challenges, ranging from serious virus outbreaks and drug-resistant bacteria, to the increase in non-communicable diseases like obesity and heart disease. While some parts of the world have limited […]

This new way of understanding disease is changing medicine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Belen Garijo, CEO, Healthcare, Merck Group A new understanding of disease biology is emerging. In a paradigm shift towards what is known as molecular pathology, medical science is increasingly looking at diseases at a molecular level. This new perspective […]

Could the fourth wave of globalization help to end epidemics?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Hatchett, Chief executive, CEPI The pros and cons of globalization have long been a favourite topic of debate among the political classes. Is globalization a beneficial force powering economic growth and allowing new ideas and concepts to spread […]

Anti-vaxxers are hurting vaccination campaigns. We need to fight back

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Mr. Jorge Félix Cardoso, a final year medical student at FMUP, Porto, and a MA in Political Philosophy candidate at UMinho, Braga. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

Vaccines: from miracle to possible danger

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms. Agnė Lozovskytė , a first-year Vilnius University medicine student from Lithuania. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect neither IFMSA’s nor […]

Are we at the edge of anti-vaccination health crisis?

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Mr. Jan Harpula, a 5th  year med student at the Medical University of Silesia interested in the field of cardiology and radiology. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the […]