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Opinion: WHO’s Silence on Cannabis
Ian Hamilton, Steve Rolles, Mark Monaghan | Nov 29, 2016
Why the World Health Organization needs a radical rethink of its draconian approach to cannabis
WHO Declares Zika Global Emergency Over
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 21, 2016
The World Health Organization stresses that Zika remains a serious threat.
Evaluating WHO Director General Candidates
Tracy Vence | Oct 17, 2016
Six public health experts are being considered for the World Health Organization’s top job.
Americas Declared Measles-Free
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 30, 2016
Health officials announce that measles is no longer endemic to any region in the Americas, thanks to widespread vaccination.
Polio Reemerges in Nigeria
Jef Akst | Aug 15, 2016
Prior to last week’s announcement of newly confirmed cases, the country had been polio-free for two years.
WHO: Rio Olympics Pose “Very Low Risk” of Spreading Zika
Tanya Lewis | Jun 15, 2016
World Health Organization concludes the events are unlikely to worsen the viral outbreak.
WHO to People in Zika-Affected Areas: Consider Delaying Pregnancy
Tanya Lewis | Jun 10, 2016
New recommendation from the World Health Organization could affect millions of people across Latin America and the Caribbean.
WHO Updates Safe-Sex Guidelines to Prevent Zika Transmission
Tanya Lewis | Jun 1, 2016
The World Health Organization now recommends that people who visit areas with Zika virus transmission abstain from or have only protected sex for eight weeks.
Tracy Vence | May 13, 2016
US government contemplates public health funding; World Health Organization advises summer Olympics attendees
WHO: Ebola Emergency Over
Tracy Vence | Mar 30, 2016
While additional flare-ups may occur, the World Health Organization says countries now “have the capacity to respond rapidly to new virus emergences.”