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World Health Organization: Specialized agency of the United Nations
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations.

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Suicide kills one person every 40 seconds, says WHO

Across the world, one person takes their own life every 40 seconds, and more people die by suicide every year than in war, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

WHO says no new Ebola cases in Goma, vaccinates over 1,300

The World Health Organisation has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma, it said on Sunday, helping contain what many feared..
Reuters - Published

Videos for World Health Organization

Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans [Video]Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans

Scientists who resurrected a 50,000 year-old gene sequence have used it figure out how the world's deadliest malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans - giving insight into the origins of one of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

The world is not ready for pandemic flu, says WHO director [Video]The world is not ready for pandemic flu, says WHO director

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told Euronews it would make Ebola look 'lousy'

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:57Published

Congo intensifies measles vaccination campaign as epidemic overtakes Ebola deaths [Video]Congo intensifies measles vaccination campaign as epidemic overtakes Ebola deaths

VIDEO SHOWS: PARENTS WITH CHILDREN GATHERED TO GET VACCINATIONS/ DR HELENE NYENGE SUPERVISING OPERATION/ SOUNDBITES FROM NYENGE RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: MASI MANIMBA, KWILU PROVINCE,

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Survivor talks about spike in femicide in South Africa [Video]Survivor talks about spike in femicide in South Africa

The World Health Organization says that femicide in South Africa is almost five times the global average, with sexual offences rising by 4.8 percent this year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:41Published

Suicide kills one person every 40 seconds, says WHO [Video]Suicide kills one person every 40 seconds, says WHO

Across the world, one person takes their own life every 40 seconds, and more people die by suicide every year than in war, the World Health Organization said on Monday. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Is Europe losing ground in its fight against measles? [Video]Is Europe losing ground in its fight against measles?

The UK, Greece, Albania and Czech Republic have lost their measles "eliminated" status according to the World Health Organization

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:38Published

CDC: US May Lose Measles Elimination Designation [Video]CDC: US May Lose Measles Elimination Designation

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared in 2000 that the United States had eliminated measles. CNN reports the declaration was hailed as one of the biggest public health achievements in the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

 

Three Congolese doctors arrested in connection with WHO official's death

Three Congolese doctors have been arrested for allegedly planning an attack on a hospital that killed a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist involved in the Ebola response, a..
Reuters - Published

Timeline: How a Congo Ebola outbreak became a global concern

The World Health Organization has declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighboring countries.
Reuters - Published

WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city..
Reuters - Published

WHO reports new Ebola incident in Uganda amid fears of virus spreading

The World Health Organization reported a new incidence of Ebola in Uganda on Wednesday, fuelling concerns that the virus may be spreading beyond Democratic Republic of Congo, as an expert panel weighs..
Reuters - Published

WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency

A World Health Organization panel decided on Friday not to declare an international emergency over Congo's Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week, concluding such a declaration could..
Reuters - Published

Mental illness affects a fifth of people living in war zones

One in five people in war zones has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, with many suffering severe forms of..
Reuters - Published

As a four-decade gamer, I can name a worse addiction

The World Health Organisation has officially recognised “gaming disorder”, but there is a far bigger addiction afflicting many more people.
The Age - Published

World Health Organisation recognises 'burnout' from job stress

Lauren Crystal felt the crippling effects of burnout while working as a consultant at a software company. She ended up in hospital.
The Age - Published

Children under five dying at higher rate in Congo Ebola epidemic: WHO

Children under five infected with Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are dying at a higher rate than other patients as their parents shun special treatment centers, the World Health..
Reuters - Published

WHO issues advice for cutting dementia risk, as numbers set to triple

The World Health Organisation has put out its first ever guidelines for reducing the risk of dementia, amid expectations that the number of sufferers will triple over the next 30 years.
SBS - Published

Congo Ebola death toll to hit 1,000, new vaccine planned: WHO

Congo's Ebola epidemic is expected to continue spreading though the country's east, where it has killed 1,000 since August and sparked mistrust and frequent attacks on medical centers, the World Health..
Reuters - Published

Congo Ebola death toll nears 1,000, expected to spread: WHO

The World Health Organization said on Friday it feared continued "intense transmission" of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where deaths from a nine-month-old epidemic is 994 and..
Reuters - Published

An hour a day: World Health Organisation issues first guidelines for kids' screen time

No sedentary screen time for babies, WHO said.
SBS - Published

Militiamen kill senior WHO official in attack on Congo Ebola center

Heavily armed militiamen attacked a hospital treating Ebola patients in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, killing a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist and injuring two..
Reuters - Published

Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting: WHO

Some 205 people have been killed, including 18 civilians, and 913 wounded in two weeks of fighting near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Ebola spread concentrated in Congo, not a wider emergency: WHO

An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has killed more than 700 people and is continuing to spread does not constitute an international emergency, the World Health..
Reuters - Published

Afghan Taliban bans WHO and Red Cross work amid vaccination drive

The Afghan Taliban have banned the World Health Organization and the Red Cross from operating in areas under their control until further notice, a spokesman said on Thursday, citing unspecified..
Reuters - Published

Mozambique to start cholera vaccinations next week after cyclone

Mozambique will start a cholera vaccination campaign next week in areas ravaged by Cyclone Idai, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday, after five confirmed cases were detected.
Reuters - Published

WHO says Ebola area contained but Congo needs long-term support

The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is now concentrated in two areas and could be stopped by September, but the world must tackle Congo's broader crisis to make it count, the head of the..
Reuters - Published

Deadly plague breaks out on Uganda-Congo border, WHO says

A deadly form of plague has broken out on Uganda's border with Democratic Republic of Congo and several people are thought to have died of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

World must prepare for inevitable next flu pandemic, WHO says

The world will inevitably face another pandemic of flu and needs to prepare for the potential devastation that could cause, and not underestimate the risks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on..
Reuters - Published

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