World Health Organisation

May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016

Extra-strong condoms for Aussie Olympic team

Australia's Olympians will be issued with free super-strength condoms in Rio to minimise any infection from the Zika virus, officials say on Monday.

March 1, 2016
March 1, 2016

Zika 'might cause' neurological disorder: study

New research gives the first evidence that Zika virus might cause a severe neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome.

February 26, 2016
February 26, 2016

Better treatment for crash victims

According to the World Health Organisation, 21,000 people die due to road accidents in Bangladesh.

February 9, 2016
February 9, 2016

Govt to bear treatment cost if anyone is found with Zika virus

If anyone is detected with Zika virus, the government will bear the cost of their treatment, Health Minister Mohammad Nasim says. Bangladesh government has taken all necessary steps to control the...

December 29, 2015
December 29, 2015

Guinea to be declared free of Ebola virus

Guinea is to be declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (WHO), two years after the epidemic began there.

November 29, 2015
November 29, 2015

Brazil links Zika fever to birth defects

The Brazilian health ministry has confirmed a link between a mosquito-borne virus from Africa, Zika Fever, and a high incidence of birth defects.

October 19, 2015
October 19, 2015

21,316 deaths in Bangladesh road crashes in 2012: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that total 21,316 people died across Bangladesh in just a year – 2012 – while pedestrians account to 32 percent of the total casualty.

July 1, 2015
July 1, 2015

Cuba stamps out mother-to-child HIV

Cuba successfully eliminates mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.

May 9, 2015
May 9, 2015

Liberia declared Ebola-free after weeks of no cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia free of the Ebola virus, as the country has had no new cases in 42 days.

April 15, 2015
April 15, 2015

Ebola survivors ‘safe sex warning’

The WHO urges Ebola survivors to be even more cautious during sexual contact to ensure the virus is not passed on to their partners.