World Health Organization
Evaluating WHO Director General Candidates
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.
Epidemiologist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox Dies
Epidemiologist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox Dies
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 22, 2016
Donald Henderson, who led the World Health Organization’s fight against the disease in the 1960s and ’70s, has passed away at age 87.
Polio Reemerges in Nigeria
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
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
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
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.
Brazilian Zika Strain Seen in Africa
Brazilian Zika Strain Seen in Africa
Tanya Lewis | May 23, 2016
The viral strain circulating in Brazil is found in the Cape Verde islands.
Zika Update
Zika Update
Tracy Vence | May 13, 2016
US government contemplates public health funding; World Health Organization advises summer Olympics attendees
WHO: Ebola Emergency Over
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.”
WHO: Ebola Confirmed in Guinea
WHO: Ebola Confirmed in Guinea
Tracy Vence | Mar 21, 2016
After declaring the end of an Ebola flare-up in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization confirms two cases in Guinea.