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

Interactive

All you need to know about Ebola virus disease

A recent outbreak of the deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has raised concerns of another epidemic.

All you need to know about Ebola virus disease

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

World Health Organization

Aide says Mugabe would have rejected 'awkward' WHO role

Presidential spokesperson says Zimbabwe's leader was never officially asked to become UN health agency's goodwill envoy.

Robert Mugabe 'would have turned down' WHO envoy post

World Health Organization

After outcry, WHO scraps Mugabe ambassador appointment

Following widespread criticism, World Health Organization reverses decision to appoint Zimbabwe president.

WHO scraps appointment of Robert Mugabe as ambassador

Health

Madagascar has the plague: What you should know

Five important questions about an outbreak of the deadly disease in the African island nation of Madagascar.

Why is there a plague outbreak in Antananarivo?

Health

WHO study calls obesity a 'global health crisis'

Almost two billion people worldwide now classified as overweight, 671 million of whom are obese.

WHO study sounds alarm over childhood obesity