World Health Organization
Number of male smokers drops for first time: WHO
The number of male tobacco users is falling for the first time worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, "good news", says Ruediger Krech, Director of Health Promotion at WHO.
Women around the world face widespread abuse during childbirth
A study led by the World Health Organization has reported that physical and verbal abuse of women during labor is a worldwide phenomenon. Women who are unmarried, young or uneducated faced the highest risk.
Tanzania 'not sharing' data on suspected Ebola cases: WHO
The World Health Organization has said it learned the East African country has one confirmed and two suspected cases of Ebola. The latest outbreak has already spread from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda.
Microplastics in drinking water present 'low' risk: WHO
The World Health Organization has said that the level of microplastic particles in drinking water isn't a major cause for concern. However, it warned that more research was needed into their effects on human health.
Experts recommend ramping up Ebola vaccine in Congo
After a surge in new Ebola cases in Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization's strategic advisory group suggested on Tuesday a dramatic expansion of its vaccination program.
Deepening healthcare insurance in Nigeria
As the United Nations and World Health Organization prepare to observe World Health day on the 7th of this month, Chike Nwangwu, CEO of NOIPOLLS joins CNBC Africa to discuss ways to deepening health insurance in Nigeria.
How can drug regulation be made effective in Africa?
According to the World Health Organization, only 20 per cent of member states have effective, well-developed drugs regulation systems and about 30 per cent have no, or very limited regulation in place.
WHO: Anti-vaccination campaigns threaten global health
The World Health Organization has warned that anti-vaccine propaganda is causing an alarming resurgence in preventable diseases. SPD politician Karl Lauterbach has called for mandatory vaccination in Germany.