Vanessa Kerry, who in June became the first-ever Special Envoy for Climate Change and Health for the World Health Organization, will be front and centre at the upcoming COP28 climate conference in Dubai. So will her father, John Kerry, in his capacity as the Biden administration's Special Climate Envoy.
More than 200 health journals have urged the World Health Organization to sound the alarm on climate change and dwindling biodiversity.
In Africa, malaria still causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year and children are the most vulnerable among those infected. The World Health Organization has approved a second malaria vaccine, expected to be more affordable and produced at large scale.
The UN's health body warned that the contaminated mixture could result in "serious injury or death." This is the fifth such warning against medicine produced by an Indian manufacturer.
The World Health Organization said advertisements against the harmful effects of smoking and higher cigarette prices have paid off in deterring people from the habit. But Germany has to do more.
According to the UN health agency, COVID-19 is still responsible for over 1,000 deaths a week in the European region. However, this can be an underestimation as many countries no longer maintain proper data.
The World Health Organization has declared that mpox no longer constitutes a global health emergency. More than 87,000 cases were recorded in the past year, resulting in 140 deaths.
The coronavirus pandemic is over as a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said — while stressing that the virus "is here to stay."
The World Health Organization (WHO) says malaria still kills a child every two minutes in the world, mostly in Africa. However, buoyed by hopes of a new vaccine, the WHO hopes to reduce infection numbers by 90 percent by 2030.
One of the warring parties in Sudan has captured a lab with various pathogens, including cholera bacteria, the WHO has warned. A three-day ceasefire brokered by the US is mostly holding. DW has the latest.
A Chinese woman has become the first person to die from a form of avian influenza rarely caught by humans, the WHO says. Only three people have so far been known to have contracted the disease, all of them in China.