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

Health

Ebola in the DRC: All you need to know

Key questions answered as another Ebola outbreak raises concern in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola in the DRC: Everything you need to know

Africa

Ebola vaccines to start in DR Congo on Sunday

Vaccines, including a new experimental drug, have been sent to the DRC to try to contain the latest Ebola outbreak.

Pollution

Polluted air kills seven million people each year: WHO

In total, 90 percent of people around the world are breathing polluted air, which kills about seven million annually.

Gap in air quality between rich and poorer countries increases

Asia Pacific

China files complaint against US over trade dispute

China has filed a trade complaint with the World Trade Organization against the US.

Yemen

Yemen's cholera epidemic likely to intensify: WHO

World Health Organization says that rain season could lead to an upsurge in cholera cases in the war-torn country.

Yemen's cholera epidemic likely to intensify: WHO

Opinion

Cholera in a time of neoliberalism

Cholera epidemics are preventable in modern times. So why do we continue to see deadly outbreaks?

Jonathan Kennedy

by Jonathan Kennedy

Jonathan Kennedy

Africa

Plague kills 124 in Madagascar, cities most affected

The southeast African island of Madagascar is scrambling to contain an outbreak of pneumonic plague

Plague kills 124 in Madagascar, cities most affected