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World Health Organization: Specialised agency of the United Nations
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organisation, was an agency of the League of Nations.

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UN: Malawi is 1st nation to use malaria vaccine to help kids

un: malawi is 1st nation to use malaria vaccine to help kids
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the..
WorldNews - Published

Militiamen kill senior WHO official in attack on Congo Ebola center

Heavily armed militiamen attacked a hospital treating Ebola patients in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, killing a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist and injuring two..
Reuters - Published

Videos for World Health Organization

Mortar Bombs Land On Tripoli Suburb As Two-Week Battle Rages On [Video]Mortar Bombs Land On Tripoli Suburb As Two-Week Battle Rages On

According to Reuters, mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people’s suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Cyclone Idai's Death Toll Continues to Climb [Video]Cyclone Idai's Death Toll Continues to Climb

Officials say more than 1,000 people have been reported dead in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi since the cyclone made landfall last month.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

Measles cases surge in U.S., part of global outbreak [Video]Measles cases surge in U.S., part of global outbreak

Health officials say the number of confirmed measles cases in the U.S. made its biggest jump this year in April, in the country's second-worst outbreak in nearly two decades. Linda So reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Ebola in DR Congo 'not a public health emergency' [Video]Ebola in DR Congo 'not a public health emergency'

The World Health Organization says an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern. Al Jazeera’s Raheela Mahomed has..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Not an International Emergency [Video]WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Not an International Emergency

There have been 1,206 confirmed and probable cases of the disease since the epidemic started last August, including 40 new cases in the last few days.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

WHO Launches Cholera Vaccination Campaign in Mozambique [Video]WHO Launches Cholera Vaccination Campaign in Mozambique

Mozambique received some 900,000 cholera vaccine doses to combat a disease outbreak following last month's cyclone.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Cholera Cases Skyrocket In Mozambique After Cyclone Idai [Video]Cholera Cases Skyrocket In Mozambique After Cyclone Idai

According to CNN, cases of cholera have risen to more than 1,000 in cyclone-stricken areas of Mozambique. Authorities are scrambling to contain the spread of the highly contagious, largely waterborne..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Cholera Cases Spike in Cyclone-Ravaged Mozambique [Video]Cholera Cases Spike in Cyclone-Ravaged Mozambique

As of Friday, the number of cases had jumped to 139.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

Plaintiff in Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Trial Awarded $80M [Video]Plaintiff in Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Trial Awarded $80M

A jury decided Edwin Hardeman should get $5.27 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Cholera Confirmed in Cyclone Ravaged Southern Africa [Video]Cholera Confirmed in Cyclone Ravaged Southern Africa

Health officials say at least five people have tested positive for the disease.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Cholera confirmed among victims of Cyclone Idai [Video]Cholera confirmed among victims of Cyclone Idai

Dozens of fragile patients poured into a clinic in the wrecked Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, as the government said it had confirmed the first cases of cholera in the wake of deadly..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Mozambique braces for cholera after cyclone [Video]Mozambique braces for cholera after cyclone

Large crowds of people waited for treatment at medical centres in the central districts of the Mozambique city of Beira on Tuesday as government made preparations for a cholera outbreak that it says is..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

Deadly Ebola Outbreak in Congo Surpasses 1,000 Cases [Video]Deadly Ebola Outbreak in Congo Surpasses 1,000 Cases

According to the country's health ministry, since the epidemic started, there have been 1,009 cases of the disease.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

What To Know About The Anti-Vax Movement [Video]What To Know About The Anti-Vax Movement

The increasingly vocal anti-vaccination movement is among the top global health threats of 2019, according to the World Health Organization.

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 03:44Published

Jury: Bayer's Roundup Weed Killer Caused Man's Cancer [Video]Jury: Bayer's Roundup Weed Killer Caused Man's Cancer

A federal jury found Tuesday that the herbicide Roundup caused a man's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

WHO Says Ebola Outbreak In Congo Could Be Over By September [Video]WHO Says Ebola Outbreak In Congo Could Be Over By September

The organization's director-general said the number of new cases being reported each week is down since January.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

WHO Has a Plan to Deal With the Next Flu Pandemic [Video]WHO Has a Plan to Deal With the Next Flu Pandemic

The World Health Organization released a Global Influenza Strategy aimed at protecting people around the world from the threat of influenza.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Model turned activist Waris Dirie says world is ignoring the crime of FGM [Video]Model turned activist Waris Dirie says world is ignoring the crime of FGM

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still occurring because the world is turning a blind eye to a crime against children, Waris Dirie, the Somali nomad turned supermodel, said on Thursday (March 7)...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

UNICEF: Measles Cases Are Increasing Rapidly Worldwide [Video]UNICEF: Measles Cases Are Increasing Rapidly Worldwide

​Nearly 100 countries reported an uptick of measles cases in 2018 compared to 2017, with Ukraine, the Philippines and Brazil topping the list.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Congo Ebola centre set on fire after armed attack [Video]Congo Ebola centre set on fire after armed attack

Armed assailants have attacked an Ebola treatment centre in Butembo, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, setting off a fire and becoming embroiled in an extended gun battle with security forces,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

 

Attack At Hospital In Ebola Zone In DRC Kills Cameroonian Doctor As Outbreak Persists

attack at hospital in ebola zone in drc kills cameroonian doctor as outbreak persists
The mayor of Butembo said a recent attack at a hospital in the current Ebola outbreak zone in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed a Cameroonian doctor and injured several others on Friday,..
WorldNews - Published

Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting: WHO

Some 205 people have been killed, including 18 civilians, and 913 wounded in two weeks of fighting near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Behind the latest spike in measles cases

The World Health Organization says measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide in the first three months of 2019, compared with the same period last year. New numbers from the CDC show 555 cases have been..
CBS News - Published

Measles cases triple globally in 2019, says UN

measles cases triple globally in 2019, says un
The World Health Organization says the latest figures paint "an alarming picture".
BBC News - Published

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