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June 07, 2016
UN: Science counters 'emotional concerns' about Zika in Rio
The World Health Organization says the best way to address the "emotional concerns" about the Zika virus and its possible ...
June 03, 2016
UN asking expert panel to assess Zika risk at Rio Olympics
The World Health Organization's chief says she will convene an expert committee to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Summer ...
May 31, 2016
UN health agency trumpets 'plain packaging' for tobacco
The UN health agency says "plain packaging" on tobacco products has shown to be an effective complement to health warnings, ...
May 27, 2016
The Latest: IOM eyes closer ties to UN to help migrants
The Latest on Europe's response to the migrant crisis (all times local): 6 p.m. The International Organization for Migration ...
May 25, 2016
Taiwan minister hopes to work with China on health issues
Taiwan hopes to work with China to help improve the health of people "on both sides of the Taiwan Strait" and is engaging ...
May 20, 2016
G-7 sidesteps gap on policy, turns to financial housekeeping
Having agreed to only tacit coordination of their varying strategies for boosting growth, financial leaders of the Group of ...
May 18, 2016
Candidate for UN health chief eyes global tax to help WHO
A French diplomat competing to be the world's top health official says a tiny international tax can help fill the World ...
February 24, 2016
WHO's Chan praises Brazilian government response to Zika
The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that she has been impressed by the Brazilian government's handling ...
February 04, 2016
Health officials want more Zika samples, data from Brazil
Brazil is not sharing enough samples and disease data to let researchers determine whether the Zika virus is, as feared, ...
February 04, 2016
APNewsbreak: Few Zika samples being shared by Brazil
U.N. and U.S. health officials tell The Associated Press that Brazil has yet to share enough samples and disease data needed ...
February 02, 2016
The Latest: Honduras declares emergency to fight Zika virus
The Latest on developments regarding the Zika virus (all times local): 4:45 a.m. The government of Honduras has declared a ...
February 01, 2016
WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread
The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked ...
January 29, 2016
The Latest: Colombian president says Zika "is a big threat"
The latest on the Zika virus that is spreading through Latin America (all times local): 12:15 a.m. The Zika virus isn't ...
January 28, 2016
UN health chief: Zika virus is 'spreading explosively'
The Zika virus is "spreading explosively" in the Americas, which could see up to 4 million cases over the next year, ...
January 26, 2016
UN: Zika virus link to babies' small heads 'circumstantial'
The World Health Organization says it suspects a link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and a rare birth defect that ...
January 15, 2016
WHO declares end to Ebola epidemic after 11,300 deaths
The World Health Organization declared an end to the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever on Thursday after no new cases emerged in ...