Recent news from WHO
A new WHO report on government measures against interpersonal violence was released 16 July. Available at: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2007/9789241595476_eng.pdf
Parties to WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control decided during the week of 6 July to begin negotiating a protocol on illicit trade of tobacco products and adopt guidelines stipulating 100% smoke-free public places and workplaces.
A new WHO strategy to eliminate Chagas disease by 2010 was launched 4 July.
New 2006 estimates on adult HIV prevalence in India based on an expanded surveillance system were released 6 July.
A six-day Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting opened 2 July attended by representatives from more than 100 countries, during which new measures to ensure safer powdered infant formulae and hygienic egg production were discussed.
Results from Phase I of the WHO Research Into Global Hazards of Travel (WRIGHT) project were released 29 June. Available at: http://www.who.int/cardiovascular_diseases/wright_project/phase1_report/en/index.html
WHO-based tropical disease research programme approves operational plan June 22 to implement new strategy to prevent and control infectious diseases of poverty.
WHO and the Stop TB Partnership published and launched a two-year response plan to prevent hundreds of thousands of cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis on 22 June.
For more about these and other WHO news items please see: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/2007/en/index.html