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

Angola and DRC successfully controlled yellow fever outbreak says WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have successfully controlled one of the world’s largest and most challenging outbreaks of yellow fever. No new confirmed cases have been reported from … 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

Nigeria is Ebola-free three days after Senegal – WHO

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Monday Nigeria Ebola-free, marking the second West African nation within a spate of four days. Senegal was also declared Ebola-free on Friday.    

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

Sierra Leone: Community Ebola care units established to widen care

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Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) – As the Ebola virus disease outbreak in Sierra Leone continues to accelerate, community Ebola care units are being established in the worst-hit areas of the country to shorten waiting times and provide care closer to … Read More

The epidemic of Ebola virus in west Africa worsened by shortage of staff in the health sector

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African Press Organization (APO)/ – Nearly a third of students in medicine and nursing in the developing countries do not have the intention to work in their own country after obtaining their diplomas, while less than a fifth of them have … Read More

WHO gives go ahead for use of experimental drug to treat Ebola victims

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has given the green light for the use of experimental drugs to treat those infected with Ebola Virus Disease, amid the worst-ever outbreak of the disease in West Africa. The go-ahead … Read More

UN Food and Agriculture Organization, World Health Organization seek to improve nutrition globally

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Photo: PANA New York, US – The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says food systems will need to change significantly to tackle severe nutrition problems that currently afflict more than half of the world’s population. FAO’s Director-General, Mr. … 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