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.
Despite some great successes, the 75-year-old World Health Organization has received its fair share of criticism.
A new obesity drug may go on the WHO's list of recommended essential medicines, enabling help for millions worldwide, but some health experts are skeptical.
The figure represents almost 800 women dying every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy or childbirth. Maternal mortality rates have increased in the world's poorest regions.
Contaminated cough syrups have been linked to hundreds of child deaths in Africa and Asia. The WHO is reportedly investigating potential connections between the pharmaceutical companies that made the products.
The UN's health body says there are still "significant parts of the country" it cannot reach to provide vital medical aid. This was one of the terms of a peace deal that appears not to have halted the fighting entirely.
The head of the world health body said an estimated 90% of people had some resistance to COVID-19 but infections are up, and he warned of new variants. News China may loosen COVID-19 measures was welcomed by the WHO.
4 Nov 2022
The World Health Organization warned that hospitals are running dangerously low on medical supplies, as fighting between federal and Tigrayan forces intensify following a lull in the conflict between March and August.