- WHO plans urgent yellow fever vaccinations in Angola, Congo Updated: Jun-23-16 11:22 am
DAKAR, Senegal - The World Health Organization is planning emergency vaccination campaigns along the border between Angola and Congo amid the worst yellow fever outbreak in decades that already is blamed for more than 400 deaths, health officials said Thursday.
- Coffee struck from list of possible cancer-causing agents Updated: Jun-15-16 1:36 pm
LONDON - Go on, have another cup. Coffee is now off the list of things that could possibly cause cancer.
- UN: Risk that Rio Olympics will spread Zika is 'very low' Updated: Jun-14-16 4:54 pm
GENEVA - There is "a very low risk" that the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics will accelerate the spread of the Zika virus around the globe, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
- WHO says delaying pregnancy option for women in Zika areas Updated: Jun-09-16 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON - The World Health Organization says women who live in areas where Zika is spreading should consider delaying pregnancy, since there's no other sure way to avoid the virus' devastating birth defects.
- Amid war, UN warns Syrians smoking is a grave health risk Updated: Jun-09-16 7:09 am
LONDON - The World Health Organization has identified another grave risk to the health of Syrians in their war-torn country: tobacco.
- Thailand, Belarus, Armenia eliminate mother-child HIV spread Updated: Jun-07-16 5:24 pm
Thailand has become the first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organization announced Tuesday.
- UN: Science counters 'emotional concerns' about Zika in Rio Updated: Jun-07-16 8:15 am
GENEVA - The World Health Organization says the best way to address the "emotional concerns" about the Zika virus and its possible impact on this year's Summer Olympics in Rio is to offer clear guidance based on "deep science."
- UN asking expert panel to assess Zika risk at Rio Olympics Updated: Jun-03-16 1:31 pm
LONDON - The World Health Organization's chief says she will convene an expert committee to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics should proceed as planned, following concerns raised about the threat of the Zika virus.
- UN: Latest Ebola outbreak in Guinea is now over Updated: Jun-01-16 10:55 am
LONDON - The World Health Organization says the latest Ebola outbreak in Guinea has ended and the country is now entering a 90-day heightened surveillance period to monitor for any unexpected cases.
- UN health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call Updated: May-28-16 6:40 am
BERLIN - The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika outbreak.
- WHO: Nearly 960 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years Updated: May-26-16 11:36 am
WASHINGTON - Nearly 960 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday that highlighted an alarming disrespect for the protection of health care in war by both governments and armed groups.