State of Health
The escape of three patients infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the hospital where they were being treated is “not unexpected”, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, underlining the need to step up efforts to explain the dangers of the deadly disease to affected communities. more
New health board aims to break ‘cycle of panic and neglect’ on pandemics

New York: A group of international experts has been tasked with helping the planet to better prepare for outbreaks, pandemics and other emergencies that have an impact on health.

HIV/AIDS still impacting work and costing billions in lost earnings – new UN agency report

New York: Outlining the economic and social toll HIV and AIDS continues to take on workers around the world, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called on Thursday for an “u ...

Ebola outbreak puts DR Congo on an ‘epidemiological knife-edge’

New York: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains on an “epidemiological knife-edge” regarding the spread of deadly Ebola disease, despite the quick response by aut ...

Poverty compounding health challenges for Palestine refugees – UN agency

Nerw York: Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and smoking-related ailments, account for the majority of the chronic health problems confronting Palestine ref ...

At global health forum, UN officials call for strong, people-focused health systems

New York: Everyone, everywhere must have equal access to quality health care, said top United Nations officials on Monday, urging greater focus on comprehensive health and well-being.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak not yet a global ‘health emergency’, but strong response to disease vital – UN health experts

New York, May 19: An emergency meeting of United Nations health experts said on Friday that the Ebola outbreak in north-west Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – where cases of ...

Emergency meeting called as Ebola spreads to Congolese city – UN health agency

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday to “consider the international risks” of the latest outbreak of the deadly disease Eb ...

Obese people more likely to smoke, says new gene research: WHO

New York: New research indicates that people who are genetically prone to being overweight have a higher risk of taking up smoking - and they are likely to smoke more than average — ...

DR Congo: Ebola spreads to city from countryside, one new case registered

Kinshasa: At least a new case has been registered as Ebola spread from countryside to a city in DR Congo, reports said on Thursday.