The worst known outbreak of Ebola is happening right now in West Africa. According to the World Health Organization, the death toll is greater than 700 with the total confirmed / probably infected patients growing to more than 1,300....Show More Summary
The Ebola outbreak ravaging Western Africa has now claimed 729 lives, according to the World Health Organization, prompting panicked governments to shut down schools and keep contaminated villages on lockdown. The Associated Press reports that the WHO announcement is based on a significant increase in the number of deaths recently. Show More Summary
Now that PrEP has been recommended by the World Health Organization as a means for HIV prevention and has been the focus of this provocative article that made a recent cover of New York Magazine, 2014 seems to be the year that the little blue pill is finally hitting the mainstream as an effective weapon in the battle against […]
It seemed like your typical family planning conference: it was sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Health Organization’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research. It had the typical title: “Is access enough? Understanding and addressing unmet need for Family Planning.” It even seemed to have the usual group of […]
Following the WHO's suggestion could lead to a drastic drop in the rate in drug abuse, as shown by Portugal.
Roughly 780 million people around the world have no access to clean drinking water. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 3.4 million people die from water-related diseases every year. ETH student Jeremy Nussbaumer set himself the goal of making a contribution to solving this problem. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) released guidelines for helping to prevent the spread of HIV in key populations. The group, which also monitors the globe for pandemic outbreaks, says we have to legalize sex work and drugs if we want to stop HIV. Read more...
In a scientific paper published Tuesday, the World Health Organization suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012. Researchers...Show More Summary
According to the World Health organization, worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980. In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight. Of these over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese....Show More Summary
This month the World Health Organization recommended that all HIV-negative, sexually active "men who have sex with men" ("MSM") and trans women consider pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which is the daily use of Truvada, an antiretroviral drug combination, to prevent HIV infections. Show More Summary
While the World Health Organization (WHO) says increased preventative measures have seen malaria mortality rates fall by 42 percent since 2000, the disease still claims more than half a million lives each year. A study carried out by...Show More Summary
That’s the direction the World Health Organization is headed: The Economist has flagged a report on prevention and treatment for HIV in groups most likely to contract the disease. In the report, the WHO quietly recommends decriminalizing drugs — specifically, injectable drugs that spread HIV. According to a recommendation made in the report, “Countries should […]
International health officials warned Thursday that recent budget cuts have impeded the ability of the World Health Organization to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 603 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leon...
The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report this month called "Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations." It assessed several different ways to slow the spread of HIV, including...Show More Summary
Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued new comprehensive guidelines for addressing HIV/AIDS in so-called "key populations"-- the current global health lingo for often-marginalized populations that are heavily affectedShow More Summary
To advance the goals of public health, mainly preventing the spread of HIV, the World Health Organization is calling for the decriminalization of drugs in a new set of guidelines.
Ah oh! Something the corrupt media is keeping on the down low because Gays are the new Blacks with much deeper pockets. The World Health Organization is reporting that the rate of HIV infection among young gays is growing so rapidly...Show More Summary
The World Health Organization is recommending that all "men who have sex with men" take an AIDS prevention drug.
The World Health Organization is reporting that the rate of HIV infection among young gays is growing so rapidly the agency is recommending for the first time that men who have sex with men take anti-viral drugs as a preventative. Gay...Show More Summary
The number of new cases and deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone rose by double-digit percentages in the past week, the World Health Organization reported.