#World Health Organization

  • Article: Algeria and Argentina Have Officially Eliminated Malaria
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    Algeria and Argentina Have Officially Eliminated Malaria

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|May 23, 2019

    Malaria killed 400,000 people in 2017. Read more

  • Article: Germany Considers €2,500 Fine for Kids Not Vaccinated Against Measles
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    Germany Considers €2,500 Fine for Kids Not Vaccinated Against Measles

    By Lindsay Powers|May 7, 2019

    The country is also considering barring all unvaccinated children from nursery schools and daycares. Read more

  • Article: Pregnant Women Urged to Get Ebola Vaccine During Deadly DRC Outbreak
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    Pregnant Women Urged to Get Ebola Vaccine During Deadly DRC Outbreak

    Feb. 25, 2019|Voice of America

    There have been about 853 Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo since August Read more

  • Article: Hundreds of Thousands of Measles Cases Alarm Global Health Community
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    Hundreds of Thousands of Measles Cases Alarm Global Health Community

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Gaëlle Langué|Feb. 7, 2019

    Measles can be mistaken for the common cold at first. Read more

  • Article: WHO's Director-General Says It Is Committed to Ending Polio Forever
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    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
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    93% of the World's Children Are Breathing Toxic Air: Report

    By Carmen SingerErica 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
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    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