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.
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
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
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..
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..
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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