India smog equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day

2017-11-12 06:13

That is what breathing in Delhi has been like this last week as the city remains blanketed in heavy pollutants that threaten its citizens’ health.

Robert Mugabe as WHO goodwill ambassador – what went wrong?

2017-10-25 12:31

Unpicking the baffling case of how one of Africa's dictators became the world's top ambassador for non-communicable diseases – at least for a while. From The Conversation.

'WHO is the biggest loser,' says Zim govt following decision to revoke Mugabe's appointment

2017-10-23 10:16

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly said that the WHO is the "biggest loser" following its decision to revoke the appointment of President Robert Mugabe as its Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa.

Mugabe WHO appointment 'absolutely unacceptable, ridiculous': Canada PM

2017-10-22 14:41

The appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organisation is "absolutely unacceptable" and "ridiculous," Canada's premier said Saturday.

LATEST: WHO chief says 'rethinking approach' after Mugabe appointment uproar

2017-10-22 07:02

The head of the World Health Organisation says he is "rethinking" his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador".

Madagascar plague deaths hit 94, 1 100 suspected cases: WHO

2017-10-20 16:28

The death toll from a plague outbreak in Madagascar has risen to 94, with the number of suspected cases jumping to more than 1 100, the World Health Organisation says.

Plague wreaks havoc in Madagascar

2017-10-08 05:49

An unusually widespread outbreak of the plague is menacing Madagascar. At least 24 people have died and more than 130 have been infected with plague across the country, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Madagascar plague kills 24, triggering WHO fears

2017-10-01 14:03

The World Health Organisation says it is boosting its response to a plague outbreak in Madagascar that has killed 24 people, as the government bans public meetings to reduce infections.

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.


Zimbabwe's grim hospital wards fuel outrage toward WHO

2017-10-25 15:06

An emergency tray at a public hospital in Zimbabwe stands empty, for medical supplies have run out - one example why President Robert Mugabe's brief appointment as WHO "goodwill ambassador" provoked such outrage.

Mugabe WHO appointment 'contradicts UN ideals': US

2017-10-23 11:26

The United States has sharply criticised the appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a World Health Organisation goodwill ambassador, saying it "contradicts United Nations ideals."

LATEST: Zimbabwe says it respects WHO decision on Mugabe

2017-10-22 19:06

Zimbabwe's government says it respects the decision by the World Health Organisation chief to withdraw the appointment of President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador".

WHO reverses Mugabe goodwill ambassador appointment

2017-10-22 14:39

The head of the World Health Organisation says it has reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador, saying it was in the "best interests" of the UN agency.

Decision to appoint Mugabe as a WHO goodwill ambassador 'is deeply disappointing, wrong'

2017-10-21 17:40

Shock and condemnation is continuing after Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was named a "goodwill ambassador" for the World Health Organisation by the agency's first African leader.

‘I am bigger than the disease'

2017-10-15 06:00

Breast cancer survivor Ntombikayise Mahlangu tells her story to City Press.

Plague-hit Madagascar bans jail visits

2017-10-06 20:28

Authorities in Madagascar have announced a ban on prison visits to prevent the spread of a plague epidemic that has killed 36 people.

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.

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