World Health Organization
Mar 21, 2013 14:26 EDT
The United Nations will investigate whether chemical weapons have been used in the Syria conflict, UN leader Ban Ki-Moon announced Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 12:36 EDT
Cases of tuberculosis reached an all-time low in the United States last year, but the disease continued to affect minorities at much higher rates than whites, health authorities said Thursday.
Mar 19, 2013 12:13 EDT
The United Nations has expressed concern that the Philippines could encourage smoking by hosting one of the world's biggest tobacco trade shows, a health official said Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 04:02 EDT
A speeding bus careered off a river bridge in western India Tuesday, killing 37 people and injuring another 14, police said.
Mar 19, 2013 01:39 EDT
A bus crash left 32 people dead and another 13 injured after the vehicle careered off a bridge over a river in India's western state of Maharashtra on Tuesday, police said.
Mar 18, 2013 20:53 EDT
Taking vitamin D supplements in pregnancy seems to make no difference to a child's bone health, in contrast to guidelines in some countries, research published in The Lancet on Tuesday says.
Mar 18, 2013 14:34 EDT
The global fight against tuberculosis needs a massive financial boost as drug-resistant strains of the disease take hold, two international organisations warned on Monday.
Mar 17, 2013 10:33 EDT
Hundreds of Spanish doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, many wearing white lab coats, marched in Madrid on Sunday against budget cuts and plans to partly privatise medical services.
Mar 15, 2013 11:57 EDT
China will more than double the number of cities covered by air quality monitoring, a top environment official said Friday, as part of efforts to tackle heavy smog that has sparked huge public anger.
Mar 15, 2013 09:29 EDT
Singapore health officials said Friday it was "very unlikely" that professional golfer Natalie Gulbis had contracted malaria while in the city-state.
Mar 15, 2013 01:52 EDT
With its bustling streets, shops and busy restaurants, little suggests that ten years ago Amoy Gardens was on the front line of Hong Kong's battle with a virus that caused a global health crisis.
Mar 14, 2013 20:53 EDT
At least 116,000 Iraqi civilians and more than 4,800 coalition troops died in Iraq between the outbreak of war in 2003 and the US withdrawal in 2011, researchers estimate.
Mar 14, 2013 07:19 EDT
Africa in particular is losing the fight against road accidents, which kill more than one million people worldwide each year, a UN World Health Organisation report showed Thursday, calling for stricter laws to help turn around the trend.
Mar 13, 2013 06:27 EDT
Thick grey smog pressed against Zhao Jian's windshield, blotting visibility to two metres as he drove through China's most polluted city.
Mar 12, 2013 21:12 EDT
Gains in life expectancy across Europe could be reversed if cash-strapped governments cut health budgets, the World Health Organisation has warned in a new report.
Mar 12, 2013 17:53 EDT
A SARS-like virus that has struck in Britain and the Middle East has claimed a new victim in Saudi Arabia, bringing the global toll from the mystery illness to nine, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday.
Mar 12, 2013 14:38 EDT
Interpol on Tuesday announced a deal with the world's top pharmaceutical companies to fight fake drugs which threaten the health of millions, especially in poor countries.
Mar 11, 2013 18:02 EDT
Activist physicians on Monday accused the World Health Organization of downplaying the health impact of nuclear fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Mar 11, 2013 14:50 EDT
Resistance to antibiotics is a 'catastrophic' global threat and should be ranked alongside terrorism as one of the biggest risks Britain faces, the government's chief medical officer said Monday.
Mar 11, 2013 06:12 EDT
Scans of mummies from as long ago as 2,000 BC have revealed that ancient people also had clogged arteries, a condition blamed on modern vices like smoking, overeating and inactivity, a study said Monday.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Flag of the World Health Organization|
|Org type||Specialized agency of the United Nations|
|Head||Dr. Margaret Chan|
|Established||7 April 1948|