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World Health Organization: Specialized agency of the United Nations
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations.

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Ebola spreads in Congo after militants attack treatment camp: WHO

Cases of the deadly Ebola virus have risen in the Democratic Republic of Congo where health care workers remain largely cut off from the disease's hotspots since militants attacked their camp, the..
Reuters - Published

WHO, UNICEF evacuate 76 staff from Ebola teams in Congo due to insecurity

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday evacuated dozens of their staff working on the Ebola epidemic from the town of Beni in the Democratic Republic of..
Reuters - Published

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World's first malaria vaccine introduced in Africa [Video]World's first malaria vaccine introduced in Africa

The World Health Organization has implemented a large-scale malaria vaccine pilot program for 360,000 children across Africa.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:07Published

Pollution sucks - fans and filters could save lives [Video]Pollution sucks - fans and filters could save lives

An air filtration system which sucks traffic fumes out of the air and an AI network of sensors that could herald the end of the traffic jam are just two of the latest technological solutions to improve..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes [Video]10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

10 ways to reduce your Rrsk of diabetes according to the World Health Organization.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:13Published

Mosquito-drowning drones: the latest weapon against malaria [Video]Mosquito-drowning drones: the latest weapon against malaria

Drones have taken to the skies over Zanzibar, spraying paddy fields with a solution that drowns mosquito pupae and larvae in a bid to fight malaria. David Doyle reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans [Video]Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans

Scientists who resurrected a 50,000 year-old gene sequence have used it figure out how the world's deadliest malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans - giving insight into the origins of one of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

 

Measles Cases Continue to Rise Around the World

Nearly a quarter of a million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are thought to have been infected by measles in 2019 alone, the World Health Organization said.
NYTimes.com - Published

Chile will investigate police violence; nearly 5,000 dead from measles in Democratic Republic of Congo

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has announced human rights investigations into the country's police force following an Amnesty International report accusing security forces of deliberately..
CBS News - Published

2019 Women Leaders Global Forum: Invest Smarter, Live Healthier

Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization, and Malak Azmirly, Youth Council Member at Plan International Sweden and #Girl2Leader Delegate, speak at the 2019 Women Leaders Global..
CBS News - Published

Winning hearts and minds over vaccines

The World Health Organization listed vaccine hesitancy -- when parents delay or withhold vaccines for their children -- as one of the Top 10 health risks for 2019. Now, with more than 700 confirmed..
CBS News - Published

Exclusive: WHO, Congo eye tighter rules for Ebola care over immunity concerns

The World Health Organization and Congolese authorities are proposing changes to how some Ebola patients are cared for, new guidelines show, after a patient's death challenged the accepted medical..
Reuters - Published

Two of three polio viruses eradicated in 'historic' step: WHO

The World Health Organization welcomed an "historic step" toward a polio-free world on Thursday as an expert panel certified that the second of three types of the crippling virus has been eradicated..
Reuters - Published

U.S. retains measles-elimination status despite worst outbreak in quarter-century

The United States has narrowly retained its World Health Organization measles elimination status, despite seeing 1,249 measles cases so far this year in the worst outbreak since 1992, federal health..
Reuters - Published

Suicide kills one person every 40 seconds, says WHO

Across the world, one person takes their own life every 40 seconds, and more people die by suicide every year than in war, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Study finds more microplastics in bottled water than tap

The World Health Organization says tiny particles of plastic have made their way into the water supply, and researchers found more microplastics in bottled water than in tap water. CBS News' Tina Kraus..
CBS News - Published

Bacteria in water bigger worry than microplastics

The World Health Organization says bacteria in drinking water, not microplastics, currently represents the biggest threat to public health. But the WHO is calling for further study of microplastics and..
USATODAY.com - Published

WHO says no new Ebola cases in Goma, vaccinates over 1,300

The World Health Organisation has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma, it said on Sunday, helping contain what many feared..
Reuters - Published

Three Congolese doctors arrested in connection with WHO official's death

Three Congolese doctors have been arrested for allegedly planning an attack on a hospital that killed a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist involved in the Ebola response, a..
Reuters - Published

Global health emergency declared over deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo

The World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency over the long-simmering Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
USATODAY.com - Published

Timeline: How a Congo Ebola outbreak became a global concern

The World Health Organization has declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighboring countries.
Reuters - Published

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared global health emergency

The deadly Ebola virus outbreak centered in Congo has been declared an international health emergency by the World Health Organization. More than 1,600 people have died since August. CBS News' Debora..
CBS News - Published

WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city..
Reuters - Published

WHO reports new Ebola incident in Uganda amid fears of virus spreading

The World Health Organization reported a new incidence of Ebola in Uganda on Wednesday, fuelling concerns that the virus may be spreading beyond Democratic Republic of Congo, as an expert panel weighs..
Reuters - Published

Report urges travelers to get MMR vaccine due to European outbreak

According to data from the World Health Organization, 41,000 measles cases were reported from January to June 2018 across 53 European countries
CBS News - Published

WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency

A World Health Organization panel decided on Friday not to declare an international emergency over Congo's Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week, concluding such a declaration could..
Reuters - Published

Mental illness affects a fifth of people living in war zones

One in five people in war zones has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, with many suffering severe forms of..
Reuters - Published

How to know when you're suffering from workplace burnout

Feeling burned out at work is now considered a health syndrome by the World Health Organization. Dr. Tara Narula tells us how you can tell the difference between a chronic burnout and tough a week.
CBS News - Published

Texas couple in Fiji dies of myserious illness

U.S. authorities are looking into what caused a couple from Fort Worth, Texas, to die while on vacation in Fiji. The World Health Organization is assisting in the investigation. Janet Shamlian reports.
CBS News - Published

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