WACI Health reflects on the major developments in global health in 2016.
- In May 2016, WHO recommended a shorter treatment for multi-drug resistant TB, which not only reduces the length of treatment by half for many patients but also cuts costs by at least 50 percent. Full story
- In September, the World Health Organization certified Sri Lanka as a malaria-free nation. Full story
- In September, the Global Fund raised close to US$13 billion to accelerate the response to HIV, TB and malaria as well as build resilient and sustainable systems for health. Full story
- In October, the world launched the first child-friendly TB medicines. The new formulations will increase children’s adherence to the drugs as they are easier for children to take. Full story
- In November, trials for a new HIV vaccine started in South Africa. Full story
- In December, a new Ebola vaccine was found to give 100 percent protection against the disease. Full story