#World Health Organization

  • Article: WHO's Director-General Says It Is Committed to Ending Polio Forever
    Health

    WHO's Director-General Says It Is Committed to Ending Polio Forever

    By Jackie Marchildon|Jan. 11, 2019

    Polio is 99.9% eradicated, but it persists in three remaining countries. Read more

  • Article: 93% of the World's Children Are Breathing Toxic Air: Report
    Health

    93% of the World's Children Are Breathing Toxic Air: Report

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Joanna Prisco|Oct. 30, 2018

    A study this week indicates severe air pollution is impacting the lives of kids across the globe. Read more

  • Article: Europe Is Seeing a Huge Surge of Measles — and Vaccination Rates Are to Blame
    Health

    Europe Is Seeing a Huge Surge of Measles — and Vaccination Rates Are to Blame

    By Imogen Calderwood|Aug. 21, 2018

    In the first six months of 2018, 41,000 cases were reported. Read more

  • Article: More Than 1,500 Mothers Breastfeed Together to Combat Child Deaths in the Philippines
    Food & Hunger

    More Than 1,500 Mothers Breastfeed Together to Combat Child Deaths in the Philippines

    By Imogen Calderwood|Aug. 6, 2018

    It was just one of 62 mass breastfeeding events across the country this weekend. Read more

  • Article: The Ebola Outbreak Has Officially Been Defeated in the Congo
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    The Ebola Outbreak Has Officially Been Defeated in the Congo

    By Joe McCarthy|July 25, 2018

    The disease’s containment is a testament to improved health care. Read more

  • Article: Rising Heat Linked to Increase in Suicide in US and Mexico
    Environment

    Rising Heat Linked to Increase in Suicide in US and Mexico

    July 24, 2018

    If global warming is not capped by 2050, there could be at least an additional 21,000 suicides. Read more

  • Article: More Children Were Vaccinated in 2017 Than Ever Before
    Health

    More Children Were Vaccinated in 2017 Than Ever Before

    By Jackie Marchildon  and  Erica Sanchez|July 17, 2018

    But almost 20 million infants did not receive full immunization in 2017. Read more

  • Article: UK Air Pollution Could Be Cited as the Cause of Death in a Historic Case
    Health

    UK Air Pollution Could Be Cited as the Cause of Death in a Historic Case

    By Imogen Calderwood|July 5, 2018

    The reported evidence comes after the death of a 9-year-old girl in London. Read more