The organisation Clean Water Here announces that the international pop star will be named Clean Water Here Ambassador on March 22, when he visits the UN in New York City.
South Africa launches ATM-like vending machine to dispense medicines to patients with chronic illnesses such as AIDS, in a move to decongest public healthcare facilities.
In Europe, there were more than 21,000 cases of measles and 35 deaths last year, a fourfold increase in cases compared to the previous year.
The World Health Organization reports the number of people who contracted measles in Europe in 2017 was four times higher than the year before.
Brazil has launched a campaign to vaccinate more than 23 million people in response to a yellow fever outbreak that has killed more than 200 people, according to the country's Health Ministry.
At least 143 psychiatric patients died when they were taken out of a licensed care facility and placed with facilities that did not have the means to care for them.
Rampant demand for donkeys in China, where their skins are believed to have medicinal properties, has caused prices to soar and made them unaffordable for locals.
The deal is the largest ever in the health business. Rumours that Amazon might enter the drugstore market is believed to have played a role in the CVS bid. The deal needs regulatory approval, and could significantly impact the US healthcare market.
The number of women dying of complications related to pregnancy is higher than any other developed country.
Eastern and southern Africa are leading the way, reducing new HIV infections by nearly 30 percent since 2010. Life expectancy has increased.
Liu Xiaobo was convicted in 2009 of inciting subversion for his role in the "Charter 08" movement calling for political reform. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize a year later while in prison.
The 96-year-old monarch was hospitalised late on Tuesday night as a precautionary measure. It came as Queen Elizabeth II prepared to make a speech in the state opening of parliament.
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