World Health Organization

Pandemic agreement talks come to the crunch

GENEVA — Countries trying to thrash out a global agreement on handling future pandemics are hoping to seal the deal…

6 days ago

WHO to hold emergency meeting on E.Guinea Marburg outbreak

GENEVA – The UN health agency said it would hold an emergency meeting Tuesday after at least nine people in…

1 year ago

Miracle rescues a week after Turkey-Syria quake

KAHRAMANMARAS, Turkey • Rescuers pulled more survivors from the rubble a week after an earthquake struck Turkey and Syria leaving…

1 year ago

UN admits aid failure for Syria as quake toll tops 33,000

KAHRAMANMARAS • The United Nations (UN) decried Sunday the failure to ship desperately needed aid to war-torn regions of Syria,…

1 year ago

Turkey, Syria quake could affect up to 23 million: WHO

GENEVA – Up to 23 million people could be affected by the massive earthquake that has killed thousands in Turkey…

1 year ago

WHO says Covid still an international emergency

GENEVA – Three years to the day after the World Health Organization sounded the highest level of global alert over…

1 year ago

What we know about the ‘Kraken’ Covid variant XBB.1.5 and why it’s causing concern

A new Covid variant that was first detected last year has quickly become the dominant strain in the US — and picked…

1 year ago

Share the data, WHO urges China at Covid surge talks

GENEVA – The World Health Organization met Chinese officials for talks on Friday about the surge in Covid-19 cases, urging…

1 year ago

WHO eyes end to Covid emergency in 2023

GENEVA – The World Health Organization said Wednesday it hoped that Covid-19 would no longer be a public health emergency…

1 year ago

WHO says it will call monkeypox ‘mpox’ in future to avoid stigma

The World Health Organization has recommended that the monkeypox virus be renamed “mpox” to avoid what it called racist and…

2 years ago

At least 15,000 killed by hot weather in Europe in 2022: WHO

COPENHAGEN – At least 15,000 people have died in Europe because of hot weather in 2022 so far, the World…

2 years ago

India’s capital to shut schools as toxic smog chokes city

  NEW DELHI, India | Primary schools in India’s capital New Delhi will shut to protect children from the toxic smog…

2 years ago

Cough syrup linked to 66 Gambian deaths may be in other countries, WHO warns

The World Health Organization has warned that a deadly batch of cough mixture connected to the deaths of dozens of…

2 years ago