Aedes aegypti

Yellow Fever Outbreak In Sudan Confirmed By WHO

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:13

The World Health Organization has confirmed a yellow fever outbreak in South Sudan, which has resulted in 14 deaths so far.

Pollution over east China, NASA

Air Pollution Causes Cancer: WHO Says We Must Act 'Without Further Delay'

By | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 09:46

Outside air pollution is a leading cause of a cancer and a major health risk in general, WHO concluded in a report.

Antiretroviral treatment Truvada

WHO: Earlier Treatment Will Force HIV Epidemic To Go Into 'Irreversible Decline'

By | Mon, 07/01/2013 - 21:18

The World Health Organization says that by starting treatment earlier, HIV patients will be able to "live longer, healthier lives."

Coronavirus

Share And Share Alike: WHO Tells Scientists To Share Information On Coronavirus

By | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 18:48

WHO officials say scientists worldwide should be sharing information on the recent spread of coronavirus, not looking to profit from their work.

World Health Organization

WHO 2013 Statistics Show Worldwide Improvements In Health, But Concerns Remain

By | Wed, 05/15/2013 - 13:43

Although 2013 statistics show a narrowing gap between countries with the best and worst overall health status, WHO's director-general is not entirely optimistic.

Marisol Touraine

Coronavirus In France: 3 Of 5 Suspected Cases Test Negative

By | Sat, 05/11/2013 - 14:27

French Health Minister Marisol Touraine announced Saturday that 3 of the 5 people suspected to have come in contact with coronavirus-infected patient do not have the disease.

A health worker marks the finger of a child after administering a polio vaccine at a polio booth in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh January 10, 2010.

UN Pulls Health Workers After Gunmen Kill 8 Over Polio Vaccinations in Pakistan

By | Wed, 12/19/2012 - 15:17

In an unprecedented string of attacks, eight female health workers have been killed by gunmen on motorcycles within 48 hours in Pakistan.

Tuberculosis

How the Strategy to Eliminate Tuberculosis Backfired

By | Fri, 11/23/2012 - 13:47

Ten years ago, WHO developed a policy that targeted the strains of tuberculosis that were easiest to cure. That policy, however, gave rise to the deadliest and most drug-resistant strains.