May 26, 2020World Health Organization (WHO)
Stewart M. Patrick, CFR’s James H. Binger senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program, discusses with James M. Lindsay how the Worl…
April 13, 2020Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The White House-orchestrated campaign to discredit the World Health Organization amid the coronavirus pandemic has been unfair and disingenuous.
June 4, 2020Democratic Republic of Congo
The health minister of Democratic Republic of the Congo announced six Ebola cases in the city of Mbandaka in Equateur Province in northwestern DRC. These recent cases of Ebola are DRC’s eleventh outbreak since 1976. DRC also faces COVID-19 and measles.
June 4, 2020Cybersecurity
On May 19, the World Health Assembly adopted a new resolution calling upon all member states to confront cyber threats to global health. Such a resolution is unprecedented in the history of the World…
February 14, 2020Democratic Republic of Congo
The number of cases of Ebola in the eastern Congo continues to fall, and there had been speculation that the World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee would remove the designation of Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) from the outbreak. However, at its February 12 meeting, the Committee voted unanimously to keep the designation.
April 22, 2020Coronavirus
The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to spark a wave of new laws intended to hold governments and businesses accountable for their public health responses during outbreaks.
May 13, 2020Women and Women's Rights
Since the United States appointed the first-ever Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues in 2009, ten more countries have followed, creating new posts focused on women's rights and gender equal…