Residents in Nairobi's urban slums are opting for fast food rather than the healthy alternatives, which is increasing their risk of developing diabetes.
Should there be an outbreak of the Zika virus in Africa, the continent will not be able to cope.
With limited laboratory capacity and a lack of experts and funding, an outbreak of the Zika virus in Africa could be problematic.
World Health Organisation director-general Margaret Chan at the launch of a new global campaign against antibiotic resistance.
More than 700,000 people die each year from antibiotic-resistant infections. The World Health Organisation is trying to end the age of ignorance to protect this global common good.
A pharmacist dispensing drugs at Nairobi’s Mater Hospital. Resistance to antibiotics is high in Africa.
Antibiotics are used extensively in Africa because of the continent's high disease burden. This also means that resistance is high. Steps are being taken to raise awareness and encourage prudent use.
A report released by the World Health Organisation has ranked red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans, possibly causing bowel cancer.
The World Health Organisation's report on the increased cancer risk with eating processed and red meat has been met with mixed reactions.
Horse-rider Potso Seoete makes an HIV-drug delivery to the Molika-liko health clinic in a remote district of Lesotho.
Medicine shortages in southern Africa, particularly of anti-retrovirals for HIV patients, require urgent attention. A regional approach to distribution has been tried in South America and could work for the region.
The World Health Organization’s executive boardroom.
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It is time to have an open and honest discussion about who is – and isn't – being trained to secure the future of our world’s health at the World Health Organization headquarters.
Two women walk in front of a billboard, which says “Ebola must go. Stopping Ebola is Everybody’s Business” in Monrovia, Liberia, January 15 2015.
Along with better strategies to respond to outbreaks in human populations, we need a stronger focus on surveillance in animals to identify infectious diseases before they pose a risk to human health.
Using waste water to irrigate vegetable crops, which is common across developing countries, could lead to deadly health risks…
New research has found there are no links between mobile phone technology and health problems such as cancer. The 11-year…
Doctors have lower compliance rates than nurses when it comes to hand-hygiene, a new study looking into the effectiveness…
The level of hand hygiene of doctors is lower than that of nurses, according to a new study by the World Health Organisation…
One in three women will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime, a new report from the World Health Organisation has revealed.
This week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report examining global estimates of violence against women. The report examines two forms of violence – intimate partner violence and non-partner…
Banning the use of trans fats has proven to be the most effective way to prevent the spread of major world diseases. But…
Around 11,000 organs are bought or sold around the world each year.
The global organ transplant market appears to have reached a new low this week, with reports in The Guardian that one organ is sold every hour somewhere in the world. This follows a Chinese media expos…
The World Health Organisation is the undoubted leader in global health but faces a crisis of leadership.
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The World Health Organisation has a vital role to play in global health but 65 years after it came into being, it’s plagued by ossified structures that prevent it from exercising the flexibility it needs…