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WHO says Zika risk low in Pacific ahead of Meghan visit

As Prince Harry and his expectant wife Meghan prepare to tour Fiji and Tonga next week, the World Health Organisation (Who) has declared the risk of contracting Zika virus in the Pacific nations is low.

New Vision Oct 19, 2018

DRC Ebola outbreak not global emergency 'at this time': WHO

"Based on the current context... the committee recommended that the current Ebola outbreak in DRC does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern," said Who chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreye...

New Vision Oct 18, 2018

UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries

It said Who insists "there is no evidence that either method can prove whether a woman or girl has had vaginal intercourse or not".

News 24 Oct 18, 2018

Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response -WHO committee

Who/Junior Kannah/Handout via REUTERS However, it does not yet constitute a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), the emergency committee said.

Reuters Oct 18, 2018

WHO opts not to declare latest Ebola outbreak an international emergency

Who opts not to declare latest Ebola outbreak an international emergency It’s nevertheless warning nine of the Congo’s eleven neighbours that they are at high risk of the deadly haemorrhagic disease spreading...

EWN Oct 17, 2018

DRC Ebola outbreak not global emergency ‘at this time’ –WHO

“Based on the current context… the committee recommended that the current Ebola outbreak in DRC does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern,” said Who chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Punch Oct 17, 2018

EXPLAINER: Why DRC's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

Symptoms can start to occur between two and 21 days from infection, according to Who.

News 24 Oct 17, 2018

NAFDAC bans Malco vitamin B complex injection in Nigeria

Adeyeye said laboratory analysis by Who indicates that the product is unfit for human consumption.

Daily Post Oct 17, 2018

Zika in Africa: Rare birth defect on the rise in Angola

Ten month old Emiliano Cula, Who has microcephaly, receives physiotherapy to try and stimulate control over his muscles in Luanda, Angola, September 6, 2018.

Reuters Oct 17, 2018

Rare birth defect on the rise in Angola

It was not immediately clear why the figures differed from the internal Who report.

EWN Oct 16, 2018