What exactly is killing Africans

2017-08-27 05:58

HIV/Aids is no longer the leading cause of death for people in Africa, new statistics reveal.

WHO chief says he'll review travel costs

2017-07-07 19:24

The new head of the World Health Organisation says he'll review the agency's travel expenses after a report that officials spent more on travel than on fighting HIV/Aids, malaria.

WHO: 100 000 cholera cases, 789 deaths in Yemen

2017-06-08 23:00

A cholera outbreak of more than 100 000 cases has erupted in war-ravaged Yemen, killing nearly 800 people, says the World Health Organisation.

Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel

2017-05-21 22:13

Internal documents have shown that the World Health Organisation routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel.

African women need access to Caesars

2017-04-23 06:17

Maternal mortality rates could be reduced if this surgery was widely available, write Salome Maswime and Gwinyai Masukume.

Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

2017-04-13 11:08

Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the WHO has said, warning that nearly two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water.

City noise linked to hearing loss - study

2017-03-03 13:49

Urban noise pollution and hearing loss are closely linked, according to rankings of 50 large cities in both categories, a study has found.

Red Sea port of Mokha being retaken by army

2017-01-23 22:46

Yemeni government forces have almost captured the port of Mokha as they push to oust Huthi rebels from the Red Sea coastline.

Maize diplomacy

2016-12-04 06:02

Xhosa and Zapotec cuisines collide as two chefs show off their prowess in the kitchen with the humble mealie.

Barrel bombs hit largest hospital in rebel-held Aleppo

2016-10-01 14:42

At least two barrel bombs hit the largest hospital in the rebel-held side of Syria's Aleppo city, the medical organisation that supports it said.


Yemen crisis 'an absolute shame on humanity'

2017-07-24 06:13

Head of rights group CARE raises famine alarm, while Red Cross warns that 600,000 could contract cholera in 2017.

More than 200 000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

2017-06-25 10:03

The UN's health agency and their children's fund say the number of suspected cases in a cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen now exceeds 200 000.

Measles vaccination effort extended

2017-06-04 06:01

Health experts have advised parents to ensure that children get a measles vaccine jab soon, irrespective of whether your child, aged anywhere between six months and 15 years, was vaccinated before.

34 dead of suspected cholera as Yemen outbreak spreads

2017-05-09 18:26

A total of 34 people have died of cholera-related causes in a second wave of cholera-associated deaths in Yemen in a year.

Somalia cholera outbreak spreading quickly

2017-04-13 21:19

The World Health Organisation says a cholera outbreak in Somalia has grown to more than 25 000 cases this year alone.

UN delivers medicine to besieged Yemen city

2017-03-05 00:09

The UN health agency says it has delivered eight tons of medicine to hospitals in the third largest city under siege in Yemen's war.

Gene therapy allows deaf mice to hear: study

2017-02-08 05:37

Gene therapy delivered by a benign virus has enabled deaf lab mice to hear for the first time, researchers say, offering hope to people with genetic hearing impairments.

Nearly 70 killed in fresh Yemen fighting

2017-01-22 19:14

Clashes in Yemen have killed nearly 70 people in 24 hours, medics and security sources have said, as pro-government forces pushed to oust rebels from a key stretch of coastline.

When men become monsters Chilling facts on intimate partner abuse

2016-11-20 06:00

Most of the violence against women comes from their own partners. Here’s what you can do to help.

Over 90% of world breathing bad air

2016-09-27 14:21

Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organisation says, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year.

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