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China has world's biggest hepatitis C problem, says WHO
China is facing a hepatitis C epidemic. The infectious disease, which can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and early death if left untreated, has hit rural areas particularly hard.
Global measles cases three times higher than last year: WHO
Every region in the world, expect the Americas, is experiencing an increase in the number of cases of measles, a vaccine-preventable disease that can kill or disable children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
WHO says eradicating malaria 'can be done', but first aim is to control it
Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it.
WHO says e-cigarettes 'undoubtedly harmful'
Electronic cigarettes are ‘undoubtedly harmful’ and should be regulated, the WHO said as it warned against the use of vaping products by smokers trying to quit their deadly habit.
WHO assessing if Ebola outbreak global emergency
The head of the World Health Organization said he is reconvening the UN agency’s expert committee to assess whether or not the continuing Ebola outbreak in Congo warrants being declared a global emergency.
Large Ebola outbreaks new normal, said WHO
The world is entering ‘a new phase’ where large outbreaks of deadly diseases like Ebola are a ‘new normal’, the World Health Organization warned.
Global malaria spending $2 billion short of WHO target
A first-of-its-kind study reveals malaria spending in 2016 totaled $4.3 billion globally, far short of the annual funding target of $6.6 billion set by the World Health Organization.
Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting: WHO
Some 205 people have been killed, including 18 civilians, and 913 wounded in two weeks of fighting near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
Libya conflict casualties going up, WHO warns
The World Health Organization (WHO) says the number of casualties of conflict in Libya has risen to 147 dead and 614 wounded.
Measles cases rose nearly four-fold in first quarter 2019: WHO
The number of measles cases worldwide has nearly quadrupled in the first quarter of 2019 to 112,163 against the same period last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) says, citing provisional data.
Over 120 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting: WHO
Fighting near Tripoli has killed 121 people and wounded 561 since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organization said Sunday.
WHO: Disease outbreaks feared in Libya
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that it feared outbreaks of infectious diseases due to dirty water and people fleeing fighting nearing Tripoli, where it has about two weeks of emergency supplies for hospitals and health facilities.
WHO provides lifesaving health care services to displaced population
To increase access and strengthen the capacity of emergency lifesaving health care services focusing on outbreak response for epidemic-prone and vaccine-preventable diseases, World Health Organization (WHO) has been procuring, storing and distributing medical emergency kits to support humanitarian response in South Sudan.
WHO warns measles cases have jumped 50%
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that efforts to halt the spread of measles are ‘backsliding’, with case numbers worldwide surging around 50 percent last year.

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