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Delhi halts construction, diesel generators in air pollution battle

Cricket matches were cancelled Sunday and school holidays extended as air pollution levels in the Indian capital continued to hover way above safe levels with no sign of respite.

WHO sends 1 million cholera vaccines to Haiti

The World Health Organization (WHO) is sending 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti to stem the disease in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the UN agency said Tuesday.

WHO calls for evacuation of Aleppo's sick and wounded

Humanitarian routes to evacuate sick and wounded Syrians from besieged eastern Aleppo should be established, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged Tuesday, as rescue workers reported 13 more...

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 (...

Latin American abortion requests rise amid Zika fears

The mysterious Zika virus has been detected in 61 countries, the majority in Latin America. More and more pregnant women are considering abortions out of fear of birth defects in their babies.

New Ebola outbreak in Guinea, health officials confirm

 Guinea is experiencing a new Ebola outbreak, with five cases registered in the south-east since March 17, health officials said Thursday.

Croatia to join in strategy of global HCV eradication by 2030

In Croatia, there is no official register of people suffering from those diseases and an estimated 39,000 Croatians are infected with hepatitis C and 28,000 are estimated to have hepatitis B.

WHO could take six months to find link between Zika and malformations

Researchers may need up to six months to find out how Zika fever is connected to malformations in babies, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said Friday in Geneva.

WHO chief Chan to visit Zika-hit Brazil next week

World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Margaret Chan will visit Brazil next week to meet government and health officials amid the Zika outbreak, a spokeswoman for the UN health organization said...

Latin American health ministers discuss Zika virus at crisis summit

Latin American health ministers were meeting in Montevideo on Wednesday for a regional crisis summit to discuss the public health emergency declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) over the...

Brazil launches beach awareness campaign against Zika virus

Brazilian authorities launched an awareness campaign on the beaches of Rio de Janiero on Sunday to educate the public about the Zika virus.

WHO says Zika virus will likely spread across American continents

The Zika virus that has been causing concerns about possible birth defects will likely reach nearly all countries in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday.

Second person tests positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone

A second case of the Ebola virus was reported in Sierra Leone on Thursday, barely a week after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the outbreak had ended in West Africa.

WHO recommends overhauling of Slovenia's healthcare system

Following an analysis, WHO recommends that Slovenia should further disperse sources of financing for public healthcare and optimise services as well as conducting the rationalisation of...

Poor countries increasingly targeted by tobacco marketing

Data on cigarette promotion was collected since 2005, when a global convention on tobacco controls, including marketing bans, came into force for nations that had signed on.