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World Health Organization
February 09, 2017
UN: China moves to stop taking organs from prisoners
The World Health Organization says China has taken steps to end its once-widespread practice of harvesting organs from ...
February 08, 2017
Sparks fly as Vatican conference challenges China on organs
Participants at a Vatican conference on organ trafficking challenged China on Tuesday to allow independent scrutiny to ensure ...
December 23, 2016
Final test results confirm Ebola vaccine highly effective
Final test results confirm an experimental Ebola vaccine is highly effective, a major milestone that could help prevent the ...
December 15, 2016
Denmark-born head of UN health agency dies at 93
The United Nations' health agency says its former director Halfdan T. Mahler has died. He was 93. The World Health ...
December 13, 2016
UN efforts against malaria 'off-track'; more money needed
Malaria remains a nagging problem in Africa and efforts to curb the killer disease are "off-track," the World Health ...
November 19, 2016
UN agency lifts Zika emergency, prepares for long-term fight
Acknowledging Zika is "here to stay," the United Nations health agency on Friday lifted a 9-month-old emergency declaration ...
November 14, 2016
UN health agency gives Israel top marks for disaster relief
The U.N. health agency has given Israel top marks for its disaster relief capabilities, lauding the unparalleled ability of ...
October 11, 2016
WHO urges countries to raise taxes on sugary drinks
The U.N. health agency on Tuesday recommended that countries use tax policy to increase the price of sugary drinks like ...
September 27, 2016
WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people
More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, ...
September 02, 2016
UN: Zika remains global emergency, virus still spreading
The World Health Organization says the outbreak of Zika remains an international health emergency and that while the virus ...
August 31, 2016
UN: Yellow fever outbreak in Africa isn't a global emergency
The ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Africa is serious but does not warrant being declared an international health emergency, ...