State of Health
Priming cities to become drivers of economic growth and recovery in the aftermath of crises such as conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic is the focus of World Habitat Day, observed on Monday. more
Malaria: WHO approves second vaccine for children

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday recommended a new anti-malaria vaccine for children, a move that could offer countries a cheaper and more readily available option than the w ...

Katalin Kariko, Drew Weissman clinch Nobel Prize in medicine for their work in mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman got the Nobel Prize for Medicine for developing effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 since the pandemic started in 2020.

Sudan: WHO supports battle against cholera in the east

The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up support in Sudan, where authorities have declared a cholera outbreak in Gedaref state amid the ongoing brutal conflict between opposing m ...

Ban smoking and vaping in schools worldwide urges WHO

Young people continue to be “relentlessly” targeted with tobacco and nicotine products, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday, in a call to ban smoking and vap ...

New global action pledge to end TB by 2030

New York: Applause rang out in one of the main conference rooms at UN headquarters on Friday as world leaders, civil society representatives and other stakeholders approved a declaration ...

Healthcare: Lack of universal coverage, ‘human rights tragedy on a massive scale’

World leaders on Thursday agreed to boost efforts to provide universal health coverage for all by 2030.

WHO report claims proper hypertension treatment can avert 76 million deaths between 2023 and 2050

A report released by the World Health Organization on Tuesday released a report which showed approximately 4 out of every 5 people with hypertension are not adequately treated, but if cou ...

‘Radical reorientation’ needed as half of humanity lacks basic health coverage

Over 4.5 billion people worldwide lack coverage for essential health services the UN health agency said on Monday, underscoring the need for stronger political commitment and increased go ...

Researchers from University of Queensland find young women can ‘bank’ on exercise for better heart health

Researchers from The University of Queensland have found women can retain the benefits of exercise during their 20s, going on to have better heart health later in life.