Stories tagged: World Health Organization
Sun., May 28, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
India reports its first 3 cases of the Zika virus
India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
U.N. sends 3.5 million emergency yellow fever vaccines to Brazil
The World Health Organization said it and partners have shipped 3.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccine to Brazil to help the country stamp out its worst outbreak in years.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 6:11 p.m.
New report shows why the world isn’t wiping out malaria
Despite progress toward preventing the spread of malaria, the world is moving too slowly toward elimination of the disease, which still claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year, the …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
U.N. adopts declaration on anti-microbial resistance
World leaders approved a wide-ranging declaration Wednesday aimed at addressing the rising number of drug-resistant infections – something the World Health Organization says has the potential to kill millions and …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 5:41 p.m.
Researcher who led fight to eradicate smallpox dies at 87
The American epidemiologist whose unwavering leadership resulted in the eradication nearly 40 years ago of smallpox, one of the world’s most feared contagious diseases, has died.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
India home to 22 of the world’s most polluted cities
New statistics released Thursday underscored what many visitors to India already know: This country has the most polluted cities in the world.
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, 8:56 p.m.
Oxfam: $1.9B in pledged Ebola aid not delivered by donors
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – International donors have failed to deliver $1.9 billion in promised funds to help West African countries recover from the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 …
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 9:33 p.m.
Childhood obesity increasing worldwide
Driven by the growing availability of fatty, sugary foods and beverages in low- and middle-income countries, 41 million children ages 5 and under are overweight or obese, a number expected …
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, 10:57 a.m.
WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts
CONAKRY, Guinea — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the …
Thu., June 11, 2009, 7:14 a.m.
WHO: Swine flu pandemic has begun, 1st in 41 years
GENEVA — The World Health Organization has told its member nations it is declaring a swine flu pandemic — the first global flu epidemic in 41 years.
Tue., June 9, 2009, 1:55 p.m.
WHO says it may declare swine flu pandemic soon
GENEVA — The World Health Organization said Tuesday a spike in swine flu cases in Australia may push it to finally announce the first flu pandemic in 41 years. It …
Thu., April 30, 2009
WHO warns of possible pandemic; toddler dies in Texas
WASHINGTON – The World Health Organization took the unprecedented step Wednesday of issuing a warning that the world could be on the verge of a pandemic, as new cases of …
Wed., April 29, 2009, 1:13 p.m.
Swine flu alert nears pandemic level
The Geneva-based World Trade Organization on Wednesday raised its alert level for the fast-spreading swine flu to its next-to-highest notch, signaling a global pandemic could be imminent.