#The World Health Organization

  • Article: The UN's Deadline to Eradicate Guinea Worm Was Just Pushed Back by a Decade

    The UN's Deadline to Eradicate Guinea Worm Was Just Pushed Back by a Decade

    By Jacky Habib|Oct. 7, 2019

    “We are being realistic and down to earth.” Read more

  • Article: The Amazon Fires Are Making the Air Poisonous for Children

    The Amazon Fires Are Making the Air Poisonous for Children

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Aug. 30, 2019

    Climate change is a public health emergency. Read more

  • Article: New Zealand Commits $2 Million to Support Polio Eradication in Papua New Guinea

    New Zealand Commits $2 Million to Support Polio Eradication in Papua New Guinea

    By Madeleine Keck|July 16, 2019

    Papua New Guinea has labeled 2019 as the ‘Year of Immunization’. Read more

  • Article: African First Ladies Call on African Union Member States to Prioritise Fighting Cancer

    African First Ladies Call on African Union Member States to Prioritise Fighting Cancer

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|July 12, 2019

    Ageing populations, tobacco, and alcohol are causing an increase in cancer cases. Read more

  • Article: This South African Farmer's Family Inspired Him to Help Change His Community's Eating Habits

    This South African Farmer's Family Inspired Him to Help Change His Community's Eating Habits

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 13, 2019

    South Africa has the highest number of obese children in the world, according to UNICEF. Read more

  • Article: More Than 2,000 People Have Now Been Infected With Ebola in DRC

    More Than 2,000 People Have Now Been Infected With Ebola in DRC

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 7, 2019

    This is the worst outbreak ever to hit the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more

  • Article: WHO Changes Ebola Vaccine Strategy After Clinic Attacks

    WHO Changes Ebola Vaccine Strategy After Clinic Attacks

    By Lindsay Powers|May 9, 2019

    Many more people will soon have access to a life-saving immunization. Read more

  • Article: Women Are Vital to the Global Health Workforce, Yet Men Are Still in Charge: Report

    Women Are Vital to the Global Health Workforce, Yet Men Are Still in Charge: Report

    By Jackie Marchildon|March 22, 2019

    The global health force is 70% women — but only 25% of women have senior roles. Read more