World Health Organisation (WHO)

No evidence monkeypox virus has mutated: WHO

The World Health Organization does not have evidence that the monkeypox virus has mutated, a senior executive at the UN agency said on Monday, noting the infectious disease that is endemic in west and central Africa has tended not to change.

September 11, 2016
September 11, 2016

NZ to fund child sport development in Pacific

New Zealand will fund a multi-million dollar programme aimed at getting more children in Pacific island countries to play sport.

March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016

Bangladesh's remarkable reduction in maternal mortality - More can be done

Worldwide, pregnancy and child birth place one of the biggest demands on national healthcare systems. Between 1990 and 2015 the number of women dying in childbirth worldwide fell 44 percent according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

Emergency team for 'explosive' Zika

The World Health Organization sets up a Zika "emergency team" after the "explosive" spread of the virus.

January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016

New Ebola case emerges in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone officials confirm a death from Ebola, hours after the World Health Organization declared the latest West Africa outbreak over.

January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016

Delhi anti-pollution car trial ends

India's capital Delhi ends a two-week trial that imposed major restrictions on private cars to curb alarming levels of pollution.

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.

December 5, 2015
December 5, 2015

People with disabilities

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), around ten percent of the population of Bangladesh are comprised of people with disabilities (PWD). In Bangladesh, most of the PWD live in rural areas.

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