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The decision to authorise a WHO investigation into the origins of the coronavirus is only a partial vindication for nations keen to hold China to account. But it will help strengthen global health measures.
Wuhan: questions remain over China’s initial response to the coronavirus.
The WHO's legitimacy is at stake – it must answer tough questions on whether it kow-towed to China.
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China has only agreed to an investigation if it happens after the pandemic and is led by the WHO – two stipulations that likely won't sit well with western countries.
Sania Nishtar, David Nabarro and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus are the final three candidates.
The person who takes office on July 1 2017 will have significant impact on the organisation, and on all of global health.
Celebrity chef going large.
Celebrity chef needs to persuade those in power to change our obesity-causing environment.
Exclusive breastfeeding until children are six months old is recommended by the World Health Organisation for optimal growth of infants.
In 12 years Kenya has managed to dramatically improve its exclusive breastfeeding rates from 13% to 61%. The success has not come without challenges, and some persist.
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.
Chronic diseases act as a driver for disadvantage in the developing world, leading to cycles of poverty.
The eyes and ears of the global health world were firmly fixed on Geneva last week for the 2012 World Health Assembly, the annual meeting of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) member states. One of…