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World Health Organization
December 22, 2019
Notre Dame fire wakes the world up to dangers of lead dust
It took a blaze that nearly destroyed Paris’ most famous cathedral to reveal a gap in global safety regulations for lead, a ...
December 19, 2019
WHO sees tobacco drop among men, but vaping effects unclear
Worldwide, the number of men using traditional tobacco products has finally started to decline, health officials said ...
December 12, 2019
Outdated, dangerous childbirth practices persist in Europe
When Clara Massons was in labor with her son, a midwife climbed onto her bed and pushed down on Massons’ belly, explaining ...
December 05, 2019
Vaccine group announces creation of Ebola vaccine stockpile
The vaccine alliance GAVI announced Thursday it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola ...
November 27, 2019
UN: Measles cases spike in numerous outbreaks worldwide
The World Health Organization says cases of measles are continuing to spike globally, with multiple large outbreaks being ...
November 25, 2019
More polio cases now caused by vaccine than by wild virus
Four African countries have reported new cases of polio linked to the oral vaccine, as global health numbers show there are ...
October 23, 2019
UN says 1st local polio case found in Zambia since 1995
The World Health Organization says Zambia has reported its first local case of polio since 1995, in a 2-year-old boy ...
October 18, 2019
UN says Ebola in Congo still qualifies as global emergency
The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, ...
October 04, 2019
FIFA, UN agency team up to promote health around soccer
FIFA president Gianni Infantino believes a new partnership with the U.N. health agency is a "starting point" to help leverage ...
September 23, 2019
2nd Ebola vaccine to be used in Congo, as UN efforts slammed
The World Health Organization on Monday announced Congo will start using a second experimental Ebola vaccine, as efforts to ...
August 29, 2019
'Dramatic resurgence' of measles seen in Europe, WHO reports
The World Health Organization says there has been a "dramatic resurgence" of measles in Europe, in part fueled by vaccine ...
August 23, 2019
UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soon
The World Health Organization says it's theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the imperfect ...
August 22, 2019
UN: Don't worry about drinking microplastics in water
The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky, but that research ...
August 08, 2019
WHO says it has 'zero tolerance' for corruption in Yemen
The World Health Organization says it follows "a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of corruption" amid calls for ...
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