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Reform on the menu as WHO votes for new chief

Geneva - The World Health Organization's 194 members on Tuesday choose among three candidates to replace Margaret Chan as global health supremo, with each pledging to reform an agency under scrutiny.

Reform on the menu as WHO votes for new chief

Geneva - The World Health Organization's 194 members on Tuesday choose among three candidates to replace Margaret Chan as global health supremo, with each pledging to reform an agency under scrutiny.

Reform on the menu as WHO votes for new chief

Geneva - The World Health Organization's 194 members on Tuesday choose among three candidates to replace Margaret Chan as global health supremo, with each pledging to reform an agency under scrutiny.

Outgoing WHO chief says world 'better prepared' for health crises

Geneva - The World Health Organization's outgoing chief Margaret Chan defended her legacy Monday, insisting the world had become better prepared to face health emergencies like Ebola on her watch.

WHO meet refuses to admit Taiwan amid China pressure

Geneva - Despite impassioned pleas from several countries, the World Health Organization's annual assembly refused Monday to even discuss admitting Taiwan to the meeting, under pressure from China.

WHO races against the clock to contain Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

In an update issued on May 18, the UN's World Health Organization (WHO) said a race against the clock has begun to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in the remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

WHO — Two more cases of Ebola virus identified in DR Congo

Kinshasa - In a statement dated May 13, the World Health Organization announced it is now investigating three Ebola cases in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with the first case possibly being the "index case."

Three die from Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo

The World Health Organization confirmed on Friday that three people have died from the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Taiwan blames China for WHO invite snub

Taipei - Taiwan said Tuesday it had been excluded from a major World Health Organisation meeting for the first time in eight years, blaming rival China for the snub as relations worsen.

WHO urges polio vaccine dose cut amid global shortage

Geneva - Faced with a shortage of polio vaccine, the World Health Organization urged countries Friday to resort to smaller, fractional doses to ward off outbreaks of the crippling disease.

WHO: One-fourth of world's population drinking contaminated water

Over 2 billion people, one-fourth of the world's population, are drinking fecal-contaminated water, according to a new report released today by the World Health Organization.

WHO warns of measles outbreak across Europe

Stockholm - The World Health Organization warned Tuesday of large measles outbreaks in countries where immunisation has dropped, after more than 500 cases of the highly contagious disease were reported across Europe in January.

Environmental risks kill 1.7 mn kids under 5 a year: WHO

Geneva - More than one in four deaths in children under five are linked to polluted environments, according to two new World Health Organization reports published Monday.

WHO — Bird flu rates in humans alarming but risks are still low

The risks of a sustained human-to-human spread of H7N9 bird flu in China is low, but the recent surge in the number of cases in this fifth wave is alarming and requires constant monitoring, says the World Health Organization.

WHO finalists vow reform amid Trump funding cut fears

Geneva - The three finalists in the running to take the helm of the World Health Organization vowed Thursday to reform the UN agency, as fears grew of deep funding cuts by Washington.

Campaign heats up to lead under-fire WHO

Geneva - The World Health Organization was set Wednesday to pick three finalists for the role of its next director-general, a high-stakes choice for the powerful agency described as facing an "existential crisis".

Campaign heats up to lead under-fire WHO

Geneva - The World Health Organization was set Wednesday to pick three finalists for the role of its next director-general, a high-stakes choice for the powerful agency described as facing an "existential crisis".

Campaign heats up to lead under-fire WHO

Geneva - The World Health Organization was set Wednesday to pick three finalists for the role of its next director-general, a high-stakes choice for the powerful agency described as facing an "existential crisis".

Ebola vaccine may be 'up to 100% effective': WHO

Paris - A prototype vaccine for Ebola may be "up to 100 percent effective" in protecting against the deadly virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday.

Cash crunch closing WHO clinics in Sudan war zones

Khartoum - Dozens of health facilities supported by the World Health Organization in strife-torn areas of Sudan risk closure due to a lack of funds, exposing one million people to likely epidemics.

Almost half HIV infections worldwide undetected: WHO

Geneva - The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that nearly half of all people with HIV around the globe do not know they are infected, and called for broader access to at-home testing kits.

Yemen war death toll surpasses 7,000: WHO

Sanaa - Yemen's 20-month-old war has left more than 7,000 people dead and nearly 37,000 wounded, the World Health Organization announced in its latest toll update.

Haiti sees 800 new cholera cases after hurricane

Geneva - Haiti recorded nearly 800 cases of cholera the week after it was ravaged by Hurricane Matthew, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, as health officials grapple to contain the disease.

Tax sugary drinks to fight obesity, says WHO

Geneva - The UN health agency on Tuesday urged countries to start taxing sugary drinks as they fight against an obesity epidemic, pointing to evidence that price hikes can dramatically reduce consumption.

Zika virus likely to spread in Asia Pacific: WHO

Manila - The Zika virus is set to spread through Asia, the World Health Organization warned Monday, with hundreds of cases reported in Singapore and two Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly.

Yellow fever 'under control' in Angola, DR Congo: UN

Geneva - Yellow fever outbreaks in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo are "under control" after a massive vaccination campaign involving millions, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday.

WHO declares Sri Lanka free of malaria

Colombo - The World Health Organization has certified Sri Lanka free of malaria, the second country in the region to earn the distinction after the Maldives, the health ministry said Tuesday.

WHO: Resistant strains of gonorrhea have spread around the world

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines for the treatment of gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease that has become resistant to most antibiotics.

No Zika cases detected among Olympics participants: WHO

Geneva - No Zika cases have so far been detected among athletes, spectators or other participants in last month's Olympic Games in Brazil, the World Health Organization said Friday."We don't have any confirmed cases of Zika amongst travellers or amongst...

China HIV leak violates patients' rights: WHO

Bejing - A leak of HIV carriers' identities in China was a violation of their "fundamental right", the World Health Organization said, after reports that hundreds of infected people were approached by telephone swindlers.
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