ARTICLES RELATING TO WHO

Millions in Yemen on brink of starvation - Oxfam

2015-07-28 22:30

More than 6 million people in Yemen are on the verge of starvation, Oxfam has warned.

S Sudan cholera outbreak spreads, deaths rise

2015-07-21 10:11

Cholera in war-torn South Sudan has spread to another state, with at least 39 dead since an outbreak was declared last month, the World Health Organisation says.

Ebola-hit countries seek billions for recovery at UN

2015-07-10 15:24

The presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will attend the conference at the UN, hoping to raise $3.2bn to put their countries firmly on course for recovery from Ebola.

Call for immediate WHO reform after Ebola failure

2015-07-08 05:17

Experts have called for urgent, root-and-branch changes to the World Health Organisation after an inadequate response to West Africa's vast and deadly Ebola outbreak.

Superbug threat prompts superchomp research

2015-07-02 20:00

Alarmed by rising resistance to antibiotics, the main line of defence against bacterial infections, scientists and governments are taking a fresh look at bacteria-chomping viruses.

World's poorest gain access to water, but not toilets

2015-07-01 16:30

The poor's lack of access to sanitation threatens to undermine the health benefits they have gained from access to clean water, the United Nations says.

World's poorest get access to water, but not toilets

2015-06-30 23:21

The poor's lack of access to sanitation threatens to undermine the health benefits they have gained from access to clean water, the UN says.

Malaria deaths in Guinea likely to exceed Ebola toll

2015-06-24 20:02

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea may have led to 74 000 new cases of malaria going untreated, causing a spike in malaria deaths likely to be much higher than the Ebola toll, researchers say.

South Sudan cholera outbreak kills 7

2015-06-22 20:33

A Cholera outbreak in South Sudan has killed 7, with 37 more cases confirmed.

S Korea reports 16th MERS death

2015-06-15 12:06

South Korea has reported the 16th death and five new cases in the growing outbreak of MERS which has placed more than 5 200 people under quarantine and sparked widespread alarm.

 

EU approves the world's first malaria vaccine

2015-07-24 08:25

The world's first malaria vaccine, called Mosquirix, got a green light from the European Medicines Agency. who have recommended that it be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

Ebola patients' escape spreads alarm

2015-07-13 22:00

Sierra Leone has launched an emergency operation to prevent a serious spread of Ebola after two patients escaped for several hours from a treatment centre.

Foreigner with MERS in Philippines now free of the virus

2015-07-10 12:22

Officials say a foreigner who tested positive for MERS after arriving in the Philippines from the Middle East is now free of the virus and will leave the hospital this weekend.

WHO urges governments to raise tobacco taxes

2015-07-07 09:30

Governments around the world should increase taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products to save lives, says the World Health Organisation.

Countries must deal with health risks of more frequent heatwaves - UN

2015-07-01 18:44

The UN has urged countries to create preparedness systems to counter the health risks of heatwaves, as they become ever more frequent and intense, and dangerous, due to climate change.

Beware of animal diseases used as biological weapons

2015-07-01 10:55

The World Health Organisation, animal health and national defense officers called for wider international cooperation to avoid the spread of animal diseases that could be used as biological weapons.

Liberia quarantines Ebola case area

2015-06-30 22:57

Liberia has quarantined an area where a new Ebola case was found amid fears the disease still remains.

Ebola setback for Sierra Leone

2015-06-24 17:01

Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has suffered a fresh outbreak of Ebola, dashing hopes that health authorities in the densely-populated city of 1.2 million had beaten the deadly epidemic.

Groups: Sierra Leone's children exploited due to Ebola outbreak

2015-06-17 13:49

Sierra Leone’s children have been exploited and violated since an Ebola epidemic hit the west African nation and caused the country’s social fabric to rupture, aid organisations say.

MERS not spreading outside South Korea hospitals - WHO

2015-06-14 10:21

The MERS virus in South Korea, which has killed 14 people and infected nearly 140, hasn't spread outside hospitals in the country, the World Health Organisation says.

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