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RSS feeds available from WHO

  • WHO news
    Latest news releases, notes for the media, statements, media briefings and announcements
  • Avian influenza
    Latest news on the avian influenza situation in humans around the world
  • WHO feature stories
    Latest feature stories giving a human focus to current public health issues

Terms of use

Use of the WHO RSS feeds is subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the WHO Copyright notice. WHO reserves the right to discontinue this service at any time.

If you wish to use WHO news on your web site or in conjunction with any commercial purposes, please contact us directly on the following e-mail address permissions@who.int. Please provide your name, organization, contact details, web site address and the purpose for which you intend to use the WHO RSS feeds.

What is RSS?

WHO news headlines and summary texts are now available via "really simple syndication" (RSS). RSS is a straightforward way for you to keep up-to-date with the latest news from WHO. Every time a news article is published on the WHO web site, you will receive an automatic update without having to visit our site.

What does an RSS feed look like?

Each RSS feed consists of the most recent news stories in summary form. An example of a WHO news release in this format would be as follows:

  • Title: A globally effective HIV vaccine requires greater participation of women and adolescents in clinical trials
  • Date: 31 AUGUST 2004 | GENEVA
  • First paragraph: -- Greater participation of women and adolescents is needed in HIV vaccine clinical trials, according to a group of international experts, who attended a consultation on HIV vaccine trials in Lausanne, Switzerland, from 26-28 August.
  • URL to full text: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2004/pr59/en/

How does RSS work?

To use RSS on your computer you will need to obtain a program called a news reader, which allows you to collect and display RSS feeds from your chosen web sites. There are many different types of news reader available.

How do I access WHO RSS feeds?

You need to set your news reader to retrieve the RSS feed from the WHO web site. To do this you will need to copy the link to the service you wish to subscribe to. You then need to follow the instructions for your particular news reader to subscribe to a new service, and paste this link into your news reader.

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