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Americans truly are exceptional — at least when it comes to circumcision

The strange case of a Florida mom who took her 4-year-old into hiding to avoid circumcision has rekindled interest in the controversy around the practice. Circumcision proponents point to studies by the World Health Organization showing that it's effective at reducing HIV transmission rates, and to the American Academy of Pediatrics statement that "the health benefits of […]

Ebola: The Overlooked Sexually Transmitted Disease

Ebola virus disease infected close to 26,000 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing more than 10,000, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Over a year into the epidemic, cases are still being reported in Guinea...Show More Summary

Why proposed WHO reforms aren’t enough to deal with the next epidemic

Every May, the members of the World Health Organization (WHO) meet in Geneva for the World Health Assembly (WHA). WHA is incredibly important for how WHO operates, as this is the meeting that determines the organization’s policies and approves its budget. This year’s WHA garnered far more international attention, as it was the first time […]

WHO warns: Careful with names of diseases

Fresh from stumbling to victory over Ebola in Africa, the World Health Organization has set its sights on a new adversary: disease... names. Yes, the names.

Looking ahead for global health

Half of the world's population is at risk of malaria. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 198 million people contract malaria and that over half a million die every year. If we take a step back and digest these numbers we are looking at over 1,000 people dying every day, most of them children. Show More Summary

World Health Organization Falsely Claims Legalizing Abortions Reduces Maternal Mortality

The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released a new report concerning the global problem of maternal mortality. The document correctly notes that while maternal mortality ratios (MMRs) have declined, this issue “remains an unfinished...Show More Summary

World Health Assembly agrees Global Malaria Strategy and Programme Budget 2016-17

WHO Member States today agreed a new global malaria strategy for 2016-2030 and approved the Organization's proposed programme budget for 2016-2017. The strategy aims to reduce the global disease burden by 40% by 2020, and by at least 90% by 2030. It also aims to eliminate malaria in at least 35 new countries by 2030.

68th World Health Assembly Opens in Geneva

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany addressed delegates on the first morning of the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly. "The WHO is the only international organization that has universal political legitimacyShow More Summary

WHO wants to ban disease names that offend animals

What do swine flu, monkey pox, and paralytic shellfish poisoning all have in common? Sure, they’re all illnesses but the important commonality according to the World Health Organization is that their names are offensive to animals. We’re all for to

WHO findings on weed killer will not speed up EU safety review

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators will not accelerate a decision on whether to restrict use of the world's most widely used weed killer, even though it has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organization (WHO), officials said on Tuesday.

Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone May Be Over in 3 Months – WHO Official

The World Health Organization hopes that the deadly virus outbreak in Sierra Leone may end in three months.

Medical News Today: WHO declare Liberia 'free of Ebola'

The World Health Organization say the Ebola outbreak is over in Liberia as 42 days have passed with no new cases since the last confirmed infected patient died and was buried.

The WHO Says Liberia’s Ebola Outbreak Is Officially Over

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

The World Health Organization announced that there have been no new cases of Ebola in Liberia for the past 42 days, twice the maximum incubation period for the disease.

As Liberia Earns 'Ebola-Free' Designation, A Look Back On The Lessons Learned

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

This weekend brought some good news for people who like to hear about the outbreaks of deadly diseases being curbed. According to the World Health Organization, Liberia, one of the West African nations that was heavily affected by the most recent outbreak of the Ebola virus, was "declared... Show More Summary

Medical News Today: WHO make recommendations for naming of new diseases

The World Health Organization have called for authorities to follow best practices when naming new human infectious diseases in order to avoid stigmatizing certain groups.

WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola

Following more than a month during which no new Ebola cases were reported in the country, Liberia was officially declared Ebola-free on Saturday by the World Health Organization. Continue reading ? The post WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Liberia Is Ebola-Free After Once Leading in Death Toll

Liberia, a country once critically affected by the current Ebola outbreak, is now free of the virus, the World Health Organization declared on Saturday. The WHO deems regions free of outbreaks after a period of twice the maximum incubation...Show More Summary

WHO Adds Hepatitis C and Cancer Drugs to its List of Essential Medicines

The World Health Organization has added several treatments for cancer and hepatitis C to its list of so-called essential medicines, which the agency believes should be made available at affordable prices.

WHO report: More than 200,000 road deaths occur in China each year

3 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

More than 200,000 people are killed each year while driving on China's notoriously life-threatening roads, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported yesterday. That figure is at least four times more than the Chinese government has estimated in the recent past. [ more › ]

Ebola experience is a wake-up call for the WHO

The World Health Organization is in need of both reform and money to give it the best chance of dealing with potential global health threats in future

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