Inside Story

Why is measles back and spreading?

World Health Organization says number of cases doubled in 2018.

Asia Pacific

What's behind the Philippines' deadly measles outbreak?

Over 70 people die in outbreak blamed by officials on scandal that eroded public confidence in immunisation programmes.

Special series

Trust WHO: The Business of Global Health

Investigating the hidden motives behind actions of the World Health Organisation and the real powers that control it.

Africa

DRC facing worst Ebola outbreak in nation's history

Announcement comes amid warnings situation may worsen due to armed group attacks and community resistance.

China

A lifeline for the visually impaired

The Mu Mengjie school in China's Hebei Province helps children caught in the double bind of disability and poverty.

Ray of hope: A school for the visually impaired in rural China

Talk to Al Jazeera

Richard Graham: Why gaming addiction is on the rise

Psychiatrist Dr Richard Graham discusses why gaming is so addictive and how it can be treated.

Weather

India's air quality plummets to worst possible category

The level of PM2.5, tiny particulate matter that can clog lungs, is over six times higher than the WHO safe level.

India's air quality plummets to worst possible category

Health

Mental illness will affect one in four people around the globe

On World Mental Health Day, Al Jazeera takes a look at Scandinavian countries, which report the happiest populations in the world, but still have high rates of depression and suicide.

Maternal health

Saving the traditional midwife in Guatemala

For centuries midwives in rural Guatemala have played a key role in delivering babies despite the numerous challenges.

Saving the traditional midwife in Guatemala

Yemen

Saudi-UAE alliance launches fresh offensive on Yemen's Hodeidah

Saudi-UAE led forces claim to have captured two areas on the outskirts of the city.

Saudi-UAE alliance launches fresh offensive on Yemen's Hodeidah

Zimbabwe

Public assembly banned in Zimbabwe capital amid cholera outbreak

No public gatherings allowed as part of an emergency response to the outbreak that has killed 21 people so far.

Public assembly banned in Zimbabwe capital amid cholera outbreak

Asia Pacific

Papua New Guinea to launch nationwide polio vaccination campaign

A six-year-old boy in Port Moresby is the country's 10th person diagnosed with the disease since its reappearance.

Papua New Guinea to launch nationwide polio vaccination campaign

Rohingya

Rohingya camps: Vaccination campaigns fight epidemics

The WHO and its more than 100 partners have administered immunisation campaigns in Rohingya camps.

Rohingya camps: Vaccination campaigns fight epidemics

UNICEF

Three in five babies not breastfed immediately after being born

Breastfeeding within an hour after birth is critical for saving newborn lives.

Three in five babies not breastfed immediately after being born

Health

UNICEF: 78 million newborns at risk when breastfeeding is delayed

Babies should be breasfted within an hour of being born, according to UN and WHO recommendations.

UNICEF: 78 million newborns at risk when breastfeeding is delayed