Ethiopian Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus elected new WHO Director-General

Members States of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday elected Ethiopian Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of the UN health agency. Dr. Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term … Read More

WHO says no need to cancel Rio Olympics due to Zika virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that based on the current assessment of the Zika virus circulating in almost 60 countries globally and 39 countries in the Americas, there is no public health justification for postponing or cancelling the 2016 … Read More

Travellers from Zambia no longer need Yellow Fever jabs to enter South Africa

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Pretoria has officially announced that travellers from Zambia no longer require to produce proof of Yellow Fever vaccination when entering South Africa following the World Health Organisation’s listing of Zambia among low-risk countries. Zambia’s High Commissioner … Read More

WHO says returning Ebola health workers should not be stigmatized

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New York, US (PANA) – The UN World Health Organization says that it is too early to tell if restrictions on health workers through mandatory quarantine will deter medical staff from traveling to West Africa to help fight the Ebola crisis. A … Read More

Senegal, Nigeria to be declared Ebola-free

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Senegal and Nigeria are to be declared Ebola-free in a few days’ time if certain conditions are met, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO said in a dispatch from its headquarters that if the … Read More

How is the Ebola virus transmitted among humans?

WHO – The Ebola virus is transmitted among humans through close and direct physical contact with infected bodily fluids, the most infectious being blood, faeces and vomit. The Ebola virus has also been detected in breast milk, urine and semen. … Read More

UN World Health Organization campaigns against lead poisoning in children

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Photo: City of Berkeley Public Health Division PANA Lagos, Nigeria- On the occasion of the International Lead Poisoning Awareness Prevention Week of Action (20-26 Oct), the World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking an end to lead poisoning in children by … Read More

UN World Health Organization says outdoor air pollution a leading cause of cancer

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Photo: Library of Congress CALL NUMBER LC-USW36-376 PANA New York, US– The specialized cancer agency of the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Thursday that outdoor air pollution was a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths. WHO is a … Read More