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Pregnant and lactating women are particularly vulnerable to the disease.

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International agencies responded quickly to the crisis, but some public health officials say the world may not be ready for a bigger outbreak.

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WHO Elects New Leader

By | May 24, 2017

Breaking norms, the World Health Organization chooses Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a non-MD from Africa, as its new director-general.  

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Meet the Three Finalists for WHO Director-General

By | January 26, 2017

The World Health Organization announces three final candidates for the agency’s top position. 

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Former WHO Director-General Dies

By | December 16, 2016

Halfdan Mahler, the third leader of the World Health Organization, has passed away at age 93.

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Opinion: WHO’s Silence on Cannabis

By , , and | November 29, 2016

Why the World Health Organization needs a radical rethink of its draconian approach to cannabis

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WHO Declares Zika Global Emergency Over

By | November 21, 2016

The World Health Organization stresses that Zika remains a serious threat.

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Evaluating WHO Director General Candidates

By | October 17, 2016

Six public health experts are being considered for the World Health Organization’s top job.

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Americas Declared Measles-Free

By | September 30, 2016

Health officials announce that measles is no longer endemic to any region in the Americas, thanks to widespread vaccination.

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Polio Reemerges in Nigeria

By | August 15, 2016

Prior to last week’s announcement of newly confirmed cases, the country had been polio-free for two years.

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