Ebola

WHO, DRC eye tighter rules for Ebola care over immunity concerns

Alarm raised after patient's death appears to defy accepted medical theory that survivors are immune to reinfection.

WHO, DRC eye tighter rules for Ebola care over immunity concerns

AJ Impact

By challenging FDA, is J&J casting doubt over its own expert?

Director of lab that found asbestos in Johnson & Johnson baby powder for the FDA was a paid witness for the company.

By challenging FDA, is J&J casting doubt over its own expert?

Polio

WHO welcomes 'historic step' in fight against polio

The UN health agency says a second strain of polio virus eradicated, meaning only polio type 1 still circulating.

WHO welcomes 'historic step' in fight against polio

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Ebola tests resilience of Uganda's cross-border trade

Uganda has heeded WHO's warning to keep its border with DRC open during the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.

Ebola tests resilience of Uganda's cross-border trade

Ebola

Ebola virus now squeezed into 'corner' of DR Congo: WHO

UN health agency says transmission rates in deadly epidemic have been slashed but warns danger is not over yet.

Ebola virus now squeezed into 'corner' of DR Congo: WHO

AJ Impact

Nigeria has a mental health problem

One in four Nigerians suffers from mental illness, but help is hampered by tight budgets and a lack of skilled staff.

Nigeria has a mental health problem

Health

WHO: 1 billion people suffer from preventable eye conditions

The first-of-its-kind report claims that over 2.2 billion people globally live with vision impairment or blindness.

WHO: 1 billion people suffer from preventable eye conditions

Health

250 million children will be obese by 2030, warns report

Experts say that not a single country is on track to meet targets for tackling childhood obesity.

250 million children will be obese by 2030, warns report

Tanzania

Tanzania summons WHO representative over Ebola complaint

Government seeks answers from UN health agency which accused it of failing to share data on suspected Ebola cases.

Tanzania summons WHO representative over Ebola complaint

Ebola

DRC: Roll-out of second Ebola vaccine confirmed amid criticism

The WHO says second Ebola vaccine will be used from mid-October, while MSF slams response efforts as 'too slow'.

DRC: Roll-out of second Ebola vaccine confirmed amid criticism

Ebola

Tanzania not sharing information on suspected Ebola cases: WHO

East African country yet to comment on WHO rebuke, but had previously told UN health agency it had no cases of Ebola.

Tanzania not sharing information on suspected Ebola cases: WHO

Inside Story

What's the cure for misinformation on vaccines?

European Commission and World Health Organization urge action against anti-vaccination campaigns.

Health

Four European countries stripped of 'measles-free' status: WHO

Disease no longer considered eliminated in UK, Greece, the Czech Republic and Albania as WHO warns of spike in cases.

Four European countries stripped of 'measles-free' status: WHO

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Short Answer

Get milk: The economic benefits of breastfeeding

As World Breastfeeding Week kicks off August 1-7, health experts say more nursing could save the globe $300bn annually.

Get milk: The economic benefits of breastfeeding

Ebola

Gold miner who died of Ebola contaminated several: DRC official

Gold miner's wife tests positive - the fourth case confirmed in Goma - as officials fear epidemic could last 2-3 years.

Gold miner who died of Ebola contaminated several: DRC official