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Rainy Season Likely to Exacerbate Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak
Shawna Williams | Aug 18, 2017
Pregnant and lactating women are particularly vulnerable to the disease.
Officials Declare Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Over
Diana Kwon | Jul 3, 2017
International agencies responded quickly to the crisis, but some public health officials say the world may not be ready for a bigger outbreak.
WHO Elects New Leader
Aggie Mika | May 24, 2017
Breaking norms, the World Health Organization chooses Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a non-MD from Africa, as its new director-general.
Meet the Three Finalists for WHO Director-General
Diana Kwon | Jan 26, 2017
The World Health Organization announces three final candidates for the agency’s top position.
Former WHO Director-General Dies
Tracy Vence | Dec 16, 2016
Halfdan Mahler, the third leader of the World Health Organization, has passed away at age 93.
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.