World Health Organization
World Health Day: What does the WHO do?
World Health Day is in part a celebration of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) on April 7, 1948. What role has the WHO played across the globe since then?
How are African nations coping with the continuing spread of coronavirus?
As the World Health Organization warns of an extremely "rapid evolution" of COVID-19 on the continent, we see how various African countries are dealing with the pandemic.
Coronavirus death toll hits 170
As the World Health Organization prepares for an emergency meeting, countries are evacuating their citizens from the virus epicenter and countries are closing borders. Read the latest updates here.
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.
WHO battles Ebola outbreak in Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo is grappling with the world's second-largest Ebola epidemic on record. The World Health Organization has more than 650 staff on the ground to try and contain the deadly virus where mistrust of Western medicine lingers.
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.
UN unveils new measures to combat Ebola crisis in DR Congo
The Ebola epidemic has already killed 1,200 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is currently at risk of spreading to nearby countries, according to the World Health Organization.
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.