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WHO claims Zika crisis reveals ‘extreme consequence’ of developing nations’ pro-life laws

The World Health Organization claims the lack of 'universal access to sexual and family planning services' exacerbates the problem.

Bring Back DDT

Deepak Lal Another horrific mosquito-borne disease, Zika, is now decimating South and Central America. It leads to brain-damaged babies; the World Health Organization claims it is now “spreading explosively”, and will proliferate to every continent and become widely and deeply embedded in populations. Show More Summary

WHO says hospital bombing in Syrian coastal city killed 43

BEIRUT (AP) — The World Health Organization says a suicide attack at a hospital in Syria’s coastal city of Jableh the previous day has killed 43 people. WHO says most of those killed were patients and their visiting family members but there were also three doctors and nurses killed in Monday’s attack. The organization says […]

Russian Agriculture Minister Takes Part in Paris Conference

The French authorities allowed Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev to take part in a session of the World Organization for Animal Health despite the EU sanctions, the Russian Agriculture Ministry said Monday.

Medical News Today: Life expectancy worldwide has risen by 5 years, say WHO

The World Health Organization say worldwide, life expectancy has risen dramatically by 5 years during 2000-2015, but major inequalities persist.

The False Trade-Off Between Economic Growth and Environmental Protection

In an excellent piece in the New York Times, Erica Goode summarized a recent report from the World Health Organization (W.H.O.). According to Goode: The report, which compiled air quality readings from 3,000 cities in 103 countries, found that more than 80 percent of people in those cities were exposed to pollution exceeding the limits set by W.H.O. Show More Summary

"I Am Not Your Experiment" - Thousands Around The World Protest GMO Giant Monsanto

A little over a year ago, GMO giant Monsanto was furious at the World Health Organization for linking glypshophate, the chief ingredient in weed killer Roundup, to cancer. As a result Monsanto immediately demanded that WHO retract said...Show More Summary

Zika Virus News: Deadly Strain Spreads to Africa, WHO Says

As the world continues to follow the path of the 2016 Olympics set to debut in Rio de Janeiro in August, the World Health Organization announced that Zika has reached Cape Verde, Africa.

Mayo Clinic, Global Bridges to Host Global Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the majority of the world’s 1 billion smokers want to quit. Though tobacco dependence treatment has the greatest short-term impact on tobacco-related mortality of any intervention, it remains the least-funded and least-implemented tobacco control measure globally. Show More Summary

Commissions that reflected on Ebola outbreak highlight overlapping conclusions in new PLOS piece

WASHINGTON - To make the world safer against future infectious disease threats, national health systems should be strengthened, the World Health Organization's emergency and outbreak response activities should be consolidated and bolstered,...Show More Summary

Zika Virus From Brazil Found In Africa For The First Time

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Tests show an outbreak of Zika virus on the Africa n island chain of Cape Verde is of the same strain as the one blamed for birth abnormalities in Brazil, the World Health Organization said on Friday. "The...Show More Summary

WHO: Zika virus off coast of Africa came from Americas

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Health officials say they have confirmed that the Zika virus in Cape Verde island off the western coast of Africa is the same one infecting people in the Americas. The World Health Organization announced Friday that the development is worrisome because “it is further proof that the outbreak is spreading beyond […]

Reflecting on Ebola outbreak

To make the world safer against future infectious disease threats, national health systems should be strengthened, the World Health Organization's emergency and outbreak response activities should be consolidated and bolstered, and research and development should be enhanced, says a new article.

Yellow Fever Outbreak in Angola, DR Congo Poses ‘Serious’ Global Risk

An outbreak of the yellow fever viral disease in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo poses a serious regional and international risk, the World health Organization (WHO) said Thursday.

How will the next leader of WHO tackle future health emergencies?

In light of heavy criticism of the World Health Organization's handling of the Ebola outbreak, the election process for the next director general will be under intense scrutiny. In The BMJ today, Devi Sridhar and colleagues outline the key questions on epidemic preparedness for prospective candidates. read more

Polio Eradication: It's not over until it's over

By: Garba Abdu It has been a long time coming, but when the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declares Africa polio-free, our challenges may only be beginning. We need to sustain the momentum to ensure that the virus is notShow More Summary

WHO: Air Pollution Over Limits For 80% Of People In Cities With Quality Monitoring

Over 80% of those living in urbanized regions with air-quality monitoring breathe air featuring pollution levels that exceed World Health Organization safety limits, according to a new report from the organization. The findings of the new report are based on the evaluation of data gathered in 3,000 different cities, and 103 different countries. Show More Summary

Zika Expected to Make its Way to Europe This Spring, Says World Health Organization

Officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report this week predicting the Zika virus will make its way to Europe as early as late spring 2016. However, as with most of the U.S., a large scale outbreak is unlikely. Geographical...Show More Summary

The Hindustan Times is working to build the definitive online source of real-time air quality in all of India

A recent World Bank report on South Asian development handed Delhi the undesirable title of the “world’s most polluted city,” with recorded air pollution levels three times higher than those in Beijing. A World Health Organization report last week listed ten Indian cities among the 20 most polluted in the world.1. “The actual exposure of...

WHO Warns Zika Virus May Spread Across Europe Within Months

Zika virus may spread across the European region during late spring and summer, though the overall risk is from low to moderate, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday.

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