- UN: Polio vaccines in Ukraine safe despite local concerns Updated: Oct-08-15 1:26 pm
LONDON - The World Health Organization says it's worried that millions of doses of polio vaccine might be wasted in Ukraine after a patient group raised concerns that the doses are unsafe.
- UN: HIV patients should start treatment immediately Updated: Sep-30-15 7:32 am
LONDON - The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AIDS should be treated immediately.
- AP Investigation: WHO Ebola effort faltered in African city Updated: Sep-22-15 4:43 am
KENEMA, Sierra Leone - Highly contagious corpses rotted in the rain amid a shortage of body bags. Nurses turned to plastic packaging as protective gear ran out. Even some of the chlorine provided to Sierra Leone's Kenema Government Hospital last year was suspect - in one case more than a year out of date and effectively worthless.
- 10 critical mistakes in last year's Ebola outbreak Updated: Sep-20-15 9:10 pm
KENEMA, Sierra Leone - An Associated Press investigation has found that the World Health Organization and other responders faced avoidable obstacles in their efforts to stop the spiraling Ebola outbreak last summer in Kenema, a pivotal seeding point for the virus and a microcosm of the messy response across West Africa. Their work was hampered by poor management, lack of basic protective gear and bureaucratic infighting, according to internal WHO emails, documents and AP interviews. Here are 10 critical mistakes:
- Actor Danny Glover in Nigeria to star in movie about Ebola Updated: Sep-10-15 3:45 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - U.S. actor Danny Glover said Thursday that he is in Nigeria to star in a movie based on people who risked and sacrificed their lives to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa's most populous country.