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World Health Organization
October 17, 2016
Doctors hail China's pledge to stop harvesting inmate organs
Surgeons from around the world gathered at a conference in Beijing on Monday in China's latest effort to fight persistent ...
September 30, 2016
Thailand confirms SE Asia's first Zika-linked birth defects
Authorities in Thailand have confirmed that two cases of babies with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, were caused by ...
September 06, 2016
UN changes guidance about sex for travelers to Zika zones
The U.N. health agency is changing its advice to travelers returning from areas facing a Zika virus outbreak, saying both men ...
September 05, 2016
WHO confirms 3rd case of polio in Nigeria, Rotary Club says
The World Health Organization has confirmed a third case of polio in an area of Nigeria newly liberated from Boko Haram ...
August 17, 2016
Michael Bloomberg named World Health Organization ambassador
Billionaire philanthropist and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new job — as global ambassador for the U.N.
August 16, 2016
Yellow fever vaccination drive starts; global spread warned
One of the largest yellow fever outbreaks in decades could soon spread globally, aid group Save the Children warned on ...
August 12, 2016
Nigerian helicopters rush polio vaccines to dangerous area
Military helicopters on Friday rushed polio vaccines to dangerous parts of northeastern Nigeria, where Boko Haram operates ...
August 11, 2016
Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says
Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic ...
August 04, 2016
UN bungles response to yellow fever outbreak in Africa
As a yellow fever outbreak in central Africa exploded, 1 million vaccines disappeared in Angola. Thousands more vaccinations ...
August 04, 2016
UN bungles response to Africa's yellow fever outbreak
The World Health Organization and its partners shipped more than 6 million yellow fever vaccines to Angola in February to ...
July 07, 2016
WHO predicts modest rise in yellow fever deaths in Africa
A top U.N. health agency official says he expects some increase in yellow fever deaths in coming months from the current ...
June 23, 2016
WHO plans urgent yellow fever vaccinations in Angola, Congo
The World Health Organization is planning emergency vaccination campaigns along the border between Angola and Congo amid the ...
June 09, 2016
WHO says delaying pregnancy option for women in Zika areas
The World Health Organization says women who live in areas where Zika is spreading should consider delaying pregnancy, since ...
June 01, 2016
UN: Latest Ebola outbreak in Guinea is now over
The World Health Organization says the latest Ebola outbreak in Guinea has ended and the country is now entering a 90-day ...
May 28, 2016
UN health agency rejects call to postpone Rio Olympics
The World Health Organization on Saturday rejected a call from 150 health experts to consider postponing or moving the Rio ...
May 27, 2016
Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics
Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be ...
May 26, 2016
UN health agency gets OK for revamp of emergency response
Stung by failures in its response to Ebola, the World Health Organization is revamping how it responds to emergencies to ...
May 20, 2016
WHO: Zika virus off West Africa coast came from Americas
The Zika virus that is believed to have infected more than 7,500 people in an island nation off the western coast of Africa ...
May 17, 2016
UN: Zika more worrying but Rio Olympics shouldn't be moved
The World Health Organization's chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the Zika virus, even though it does not ...
May 06, 2016
WHO raises concerns after 12 newborns die in southern Libya
The U.N. health agency has expressed concerns over the death of 12 newborns in a southern impoverished Libyan province, ...