Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tag: World Health Organization

Congo Approves Use of Experimental Ebola Vaccine,...

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo has agreed to allow the World Health Organization to use an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat an outbreak announced...

After 42 Days with No New Cases,...

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health minister has declared an end to the country's Ebola outbreak. Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement...

Obesity Epidemic Growing in Africa; Soda, Sugary...

Sugary beverages and soft drinks are a leading cause of a growing epidemic of obesity in Africa, according to a new report from the...

World Health Organization’s Annual Malaria Report Reflects...

The number of people killed by malaria dropped below half a million in the past year, reflecting vast progress against the mosquito-borne disease in...

Professor at the University of North Carolina...

"The reality is this outbreak's not over," says Dr. William Fischer, speaking about Ebola. "It's just changed." Fischer, a professor at the University of North...

New Report Finds World Health Organization’s Errors,...

A report by The Associated Press has revealed bureaucratic bungling made last year’s Ebola outbreak even worse. According to The AP, delays in delivering equipment,...

Ebola Experts in Sierra Leone Investigating a...

(FREETOWN, Sierra Leone) — Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone’s Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country’s...

Africa Marks One Year Since Its Last...

Africa has marked a full year since its last recorded case of polio, a key step in the future eradication of the disease. The last...

WHO, Should Africa Depend On?: World Health...

The World Health Organization lacks the capacity and internal culture to mount an effective response to an epidemic such as the Ebola outbreak in...

Female Botswana Doctor Set to Head W.H.O....

A defining moment in the life of Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization’s new regional director for Africa, came when she was 9...

WHO: Millions Die Each Year From Poor...

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a call for action to reduce unhealthy habits that are killing millions of people worldwide prematurely. A...

No Longer Standing on Sidelines, Obama Sends...

After largely standing on the sidelines and watching the Ebola epidemic in West Africa grow to crisis proportions, the Obama administration is now diving...

Officials in Liberia Say Ebola Has Put...

Health officials in Liberia are painting a picture of a nation so devastated by the Ebola virus that they fear it might be on...

How Racism and Greed Have Kept the...

Ebola was first discovered nearly 40 years ago in Africa, so why are we now only starting to see the first signs of a...

WHO Suggests West Africa Travel Ban May...

West African health ministers are calling for the end to travel restrictions imposed to combat the Ebola virus. The ministers are following the advice of...

As Africans Continue to Die From Ebola,...

In response to growing international scrutiny over the decision to administer a new Ebola "miracle" drug to two white Americans while hundreds of Africans...

Death Toll in West Africa Rises From...

The death toll from the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak has risen to 603—with 68 deaths in the last week alone—and the West African nations...

West African Nations Come Together to Stop...

As the deadly Ebola virus spreads in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing 467 people thus far, health ministers from 11 West African countries held an...

WHO Challenges Consumers to Eat Less Sugar

The World Health Organization (WHO) is advising consumers to cut the recommended daily allotment of sugar in their diets by half, to combat obesity...

North America Records First Fatality From Bird...

There has been at least one confirmed fatal case of the H5N1 flu in North America, according to Canadian Health Minister, Rona Ambrose. What is...

Ebola Kills 14 People in Past Month...

A deadly wave of the Ebola virus has taken the lives of 14 people in Uganda this month, according to Ugandan health officials, who...