Health
New York, Apr 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report released on Monday on World Malaria Day shows that the goal, although ambitious, is achievable. more
WHO India honours public health champions

New Delhi, Apr 8 (IBNS) At a national consultation held on Thursday at New Delhi jointly with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India (GoI) to commemorate the Wo ...

WHO and partners appeal for $2.2 billion with humanitarian health needs at ‘all-time high’

New York, Apr 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Ongoing turmoil in Syria and the impact of drought in Ethiopia are among the diverse and pressing crises cited by the United Nations World Health Orga ...

Zika: 'the more we know the worse things look,' UN health agency chief reports

New York, Mar 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The head of the United Nations health agency on Tuesday reported that in less than a year, the status of Zika has changed from “a mild medical curio ...

UN health agency sends specialists to help contain Ebola flare-up in Guinea

New York, Mar 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations health agency has dispatched a team of specialists to Guinea after 2 new cases of Ebola were confirmed yesterday, the first re-em ...

Zika Outbreak: WHO's global emergency response plan

New York, Feb 20 (IBNS) WHO has launched a global Strategic Response Framework and Joint Operations Plan to guide the international response to the spread of Zika virus infection and the neo ...

Films showing smoking scenes should be rated to protect children from tobacco addiction

Geneva, Feb 1 (IBNS) WHO is calling on governments to rate movies that portray tobacco use in a bid to prevent children and adolescents from starting to smoke cigarettes and use other forms ...

Oral cholera vaccines to double to 6 million doses after WHO approves new supplier

New York, Jan 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Faced with a global shortage of oral cholera vaccines (OCV), the United Nations health agency announced on Friday that supply should double this year ...

WHO dispatches team to Seoul after fourth death reported from MERS

New York, Jun 6 (JEN): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday announced that in light of the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, resulting in four d ...

WHO warns rainy season now hampering Ebola response in West Africa

New York, Jun 4 (JEN): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday reported an increase in the intensity and geographic area of Ebola transmission in Guinea and Sierra Le ...