Monsoon season has begun in India, and with it, health officials are bracing for an increase in mosquito-transmitted diseases like malaria, dengue and chikungunya. But concerns are circulating that Zika may join their ranks after three cases were recently confirmed – and allegedly concealed by officials – in the state of Gujarat.
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Vaccinating too few children in Syria against polio because the six-year-old war there makes it difficult to reach them risks…
The new head of WHO says his top priority is achieving universal health coverage – guaranteeing everyone access to basic healthcare regardless of location or economic status. The idea is hardly new, and has its opponents, but there appears new momentum worldwide to finally achieving it.
Leading humanitarian groups warn that the cholera outbreak gripping Yemen threatens to spread across the country, which is already struggling with famine and conflict.
Nigeria launched a vaccination campaign to stop the meningitis outbreak responsible for killing more than 300 people. Health workers will administer some 500,000 vaccinations in the northwest part of the country to protect people against the deadly disease. Another 800,000 vaccine doses are expected to arrive from the U.K. to be distributed throughout the country.
The World Health Organization released what is a essentially a ‘most wanted list’ of the 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to our health. WHO officials hope that this list we will spur research and development of new antibiotics. Many of the bacteria listed are already resistant to multiple antibiotics.
Global health leaders are gathering in Colombo, Sri Lanka, today to “reset the international agenda on migrant health.” Organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.N. International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the government of Sri Lanka, the 2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health brings together representatives from more than 40 countries until Thursday to develop a unified strategy amid “unprecedented” levels of migration.
The World Health Organization (WHO)’s recommendation for countries around the world to tax soda drinks to fight obesity has been met with debate over whether such recommendations would benefit the poor as the health agency intends.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering whether to use just one of the usual two doses of a cholera vaccine in Haiti to vaccinate more people, albeit with a shorter protection period.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said 92 percent of people live in areas with excessive air pollution, and the health…