This means when a female bites a human with a disease like Zika, she has several opportunities to pass that infection on.Nearly half the world’s population is at risk of malaria, with around 212million cases and 429,000 deaths in 2015 alone, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The World Health Organization warned Thursday that efforts to halt the spread of measles were “backsliding”, with case numbers worldwide surging around 50 per cent last year.
"We may have been over-optimistic with the timelines," David Schellenberg, scientific adviser to the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme, said recently.
GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination programme, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
Globally, food-borne illnesses affect 600 million people and cause more than 420,000 deaths each year according to an assessment by the World Health Organization (WHO).
“As the national champion of the eMTCT, I have advocated for increased resources to scale up programmes for the attainment of less than 5% mother to child transmission rate in readiness for the World Health Organization(WHO) validation.
"We estimate that each year, nearly one person in 10 falls sick after eating contaminated food," said Kazuaki Miyagishima, who heads the World Health Organization (WHO) food security department.
This is a welcome initiative given that physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death in the world, according to the World Health Organization.
In 2014, the World Health Organization’s Global Status on Alcohol and Health Report indicated that Uganda was the highest consumer of alcohol for each person( per capita) in the entire East African Region.
Send 'NEWS' to 40227 to receive all the important breaking news as it happens According to data by World Health Organization (WHO), between 50,000 to 100,000 women worldwide are affected by Obstetric Fistula annually.