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Congo to vaccinate more than 300,000 people to curb cholera epidemic

Congo will vaccinate 306,639 people against cholera, which has killed more than 500 people in the central African country this year, the UN World Health Organization (...

Coffee's safety debatable despite extensive evaluation, WHO reports

An extensive evaluation of coffee's cancer-causing risk, that resulted in a reclassification, but did not prove the beloved beverage's safety, was released by the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Does coffee cause cancer? Scientists still unsure, WHO reports

An extensive evaluation of coffee's cancer-causing risk, that resulted in a reclassification, but did not prove the beloved beverage's safety, was released by the World Health Organization (WHO)...

WHO backs Rio Olympics despite Zika, sees low risk of spread

Athletes and fans should travel to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as planned despite the Zika outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday, countering calls for delaying or...

WHO mulls Zika response after scientists call for delaying Olympics

UN-appointed experts discussed Tuesday whether the international strategy to fight the Zika virus needs to be adjusted, following a demand by 200 scientists to delay or relocate the August Olympic...

No more Ebola in West Africa: WHO declares Liberia free of the virus

Two-and-a-half years after Ebola broke out in West Africa, the epidemic is over, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Thursday, after it declared Liberia free of the virus.

WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus for fourth time

The Ebola epidemic is over two-and-a-half years after it broke out in West Africa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Thursday in a release declaring Liberia free of the virus.

WHO declares Guinea free of Ebola virus for second time

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea is over, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Wednesday, the second time the West African nation has been declared free of the virus.

World No Tobacco Day: 31% of Croatians are smokers

World No Tobacco Day is traditionally marked on May 31 with various public health campaigns, and a survey showed on Tuesday that 31% of Croatia's population are smokers.

WHO issues stricter Zika guidelines to prevent sexual transmission

Travellers should practice safe sex for at least eight weeks after returning from areas with Zika infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday, doubling the time period that was...

WHO reports major funding gap for fight against Zika

Member nations have so far donated only 13 per cent of the money required to respond to the Zika virus outbreak in the first half of this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported Monday...

Scientists and WHO disagree over Zika risk for Rio Olympics

August's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved to avoid intensifying the spread of the Zika virus, according to a letter signed by 151 leading scientists.

Scientists, WHO disagree over zika risk for Brazil Olympics

Brazil's Olympic Games should be postponed or moved to avoid intensifying the spread of the zika virus, according to a letter signed by 151 scientists.

WHO confirms Zika virus in Cape Verde comes from Americas

The Zika virus found in the Cape Verde islands, off the western coast of Africa, belongs to the same strain found in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday.

WHO demands faster mass vaccinations to stop yellow fever in Africa

Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo should speed up yellow fever mass vaccinations and should get better at spotting new cases to prevent the outbreak from spiralling out of control, the...