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Central Africa routes on airlines' radar over Ebola

Central Africa routes on airlines' radar over Ebola

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently sounded the highest alarm over Ebola, a highly contagious disease, which has already killed more than 1,600 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

WHO's World Health Assembly kicks off with Qatar's participation

WHO's World Health Assembly kicks off with Qatar's participation

The 72nd Session of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) World Health Assembly kicked off on Monday with the participation of a delegation from Qatar ...

WHO issues warning as measles infects 34,000 in Europe this year

WHO issues warning as measles infects 34,000 in Europe this year

More than 34,000 people across Europe caught measles in the first two months of 2019, with the vast majority of cases in Ukraine, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday as it urged authorities to ensure vulnerable people get vaccinated.

WHO: More than 30,000 displaced as fighting in Tripoli rages on

WHO: More than 30,000 displaced as fighting in Tripoli rages on

More than 30,000 people have been displaced due to fighting near the Libyan capital, Tripoli, that has been raging since the beginning of the month, the World Health Organization said.

Attacks on hospital in Ebola zone kill Cameroonian doctor

Attacks on hospital in Ebola zone kill Cameroonian doctor

Attacks on a hospital at the epicentre of Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak have killed a Cameroonian doctor and injured several others, the local mayor said on Friday.

Measles cases rose nearly four-fold in first quarter 2019: WHO

Measles cases rose nearly four-fold in first quarter 2019: WHO

The number of measles cases worldwide nearly quadrupled in the first quarter of 2019 to 112,163 against the same period last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, citing provisional data.

WHO says aiming to halt DRC Ebola outbreak within six months

WHO says aiming to halt DRC Ebola outbreak within six months

The deadly Ebola outbreak raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo should be over within six months, the head of the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Attack on DR Congo Ebola centre leaves one dead

Attack on DR Congo Ebola centre leaves one dead

Armed men attacked an Ebola treatment centre in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo again on Saturday, killing a policeman and wounding a health worker, the authorities said.

WHO warns of 'backsliding' in measles fight as cases soar

WHO warns of 'backsliding' in measles fight as cases soar

The World Health Organization warned Thursday that efforts to halt the spread of measles were ‘backsliding’, with case numbers worldwide surging around 50 percent last year.

WHO confirms case of yellow fever in Netherlands, says risk low

WHO confirms case of yellow fever in Netherlands, says risk low

A case of yellow fever, an acute and contagious mosquito-borne viral disease, has been reported in a man in the Netherlands who recently travelled to Gambia and Senegal, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

UNICEF, WHO launch polio vaccination campaign in Yemen

UNICEF, WHO launch polio vaccination campaign in Yemen

Aid agencies have launched a polio vaccination campaign in Yemen to inoculate up to five million children under the age of five across the impoverished Arab state ...

WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

The World Health Organization warned Monday that antibiotics consumption is dangerously high in some countries while a shortage in others is spurring risky misuse ...