Global life expectancy has increased by five years since 2000, touted as the fastest increase since the 1960s. The increase was greatest in Africa where it rose by 9.4 years.
The gains reverse declines du
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended a new rapid detection and a cheaper treatment regime for tackling multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), which should significantly improve treatment outcomes for patients.
India is home to four of the five cities in the world with the worst air pollution, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
But while WHO experts acknowledge India faces a "huge challenge", many countries are so
The World Health Organization's expert group on immunisation said it recommended that countries consider introducing Sanofi's dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in areas where prevalence of the virus was 50 per cent or higher.
The number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled worldwide in under four decades to 422 million, and the condition is fast becoming a major problem in poorer countries, a World Health Organization study showed.
In one of the larg
Researchers around the world are now convinced the Zika virus can cause the birth defect microcephaly as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that can result in paralysis, the World Health Organization said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Friday for pilot projects to test two experimental ways to curb Zika-carrying mosquitoes, including testing the release of genetically modified insects and bacteria that stop their eggs hatching.
The use of technology has become commonplace to deliver health services and public health improvements, such as electronic health records, in the member states in the WHO European region, according to a report.
The head of the World Health Organization warned Wednesday that the Zika outbreak would likely worsen before nations besieged by the mosquito-borne virus linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil see relief.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that $56 million is needed to combat the Zika virus through June, including fast-tracking vaccines and diagnostics.
The funds, including $25 million for the WHO itself, would also be used t