Tag Archives: World Health Organization

Latin America Calls For New Anti-Drug Strategies At The UN By
Several Latin American countries have called on the United Nations to strengthen its anti-drug strategies by focusing on prevention and treatment rather than the long-standing militarized approach. Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico and...
A Quarter Of Puerto Rico’s Population Expected To Contract Zika Virus By
Puerto Rico has reported nearly 2,000 new Zika virus cases in the past week, causing the Obama administration to declare a public health emergency in the US territory. The newest statistics were released a day after the US surgeon general visited Puerto Rico and said...
Israel Cutting Palestinians Off From Their Own Water Supply By
JERUSALEM — Apartheid Israel is limiting access to water in Palestine, a long-standing practice that’s only intensified during the holy month of Ramadan, when access to water becomes even more important than usual. Cuts in water supply are hitting the Occupied West...
Science Proves Birth Defects Linked To Zika, But There’s More To The Story By
Despite reports to the contrary over the past few weeks, recent studies suggest the link between the Zika virus and microcephaly is stronger than previously believed. In another new development, the World Health Organization announced the sexual transmission of Zika virus...
Investigation Reveals American Multi-National Exacerbated Ebola Outbreak By
WASHINGTON — An American company that bills itself as a pioneer in tracking emerging epidemics made a series of costly mistakes during the 2014 Ebola outbreak that swept across West Africa — with employees feuding with fellow responders, contributing to misdiagnosed...
Cuba Makes History, Eliminates Mother-To-Baby HIV Transmission By
Cuba has become the first country to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to baby, the World Health Organization has announced. The WHO’s director general, Margaret Chan, said it was “one of the greatest public health achievements possible”...
Monsanto Launches Smear Campaign Against Doctor Oz And The World Health Organization By
Dr. Mehmet Oz, vice chairman and professor of surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, has come under attack from Monsanto for pointing out the dangers of Round Up. Activists have long expressed concern that Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer and its...
UN: We Botched Response To The Ebola Outbreak By
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. In a draft internal document obtained by The Associated Press,...
Ebola In Congo Kills Two People, Djera Region Placed Under Quarantine By
KINSHASA, Congo  — Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country’s health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400 people. Eight samples were...
WHO: Pollution Kills 7 Million People Every Year By
LONDON – Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday. The agency said air pollution is the cause...