"Some 18,600 children under the age of five in Tigray have been admitted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition from February to August this year compared to 8,900 in 2020, a 100% increase," says UN.
Scientists around the world agree that we’re not ready for the next pandemic, so the World Health Organization is paying close attention to certain infectious diseases. You should too.
Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca confirm that pork products are not part of their Covid-19 vaccines.
A childhood vaccine may help prevent severe Covid-19 infections, while cigarette smoke increases the risk of contracting the virus, according to the latest study.
Fresh infections surface in western province of Mbandaka as Democratic Republic of Congo's dilapidated health system battles both a measles epidemic and Covid-19.
World Health Organization emergencies expert Mike Ryan warns coronavirus could become endemic like HIV while calling for a "massive effort" to counter it.
The time to act in Africa is now, before the pandemic peaks on the continent.
Here's an insight into what it takes to become a pandemic, and what will define whether the 2019-nCov outbreak is at risk of becoming the next global health disaster.
The World Health Organization has concerns that conditions in the violence-plagued region are conducive to the outbreak of diseases.
Samoa's island population of just 200,000 has been gripped by the highly infectious disease that has killed 81 people, most of them babies and young children, and infected more than 5,600 people.
The immunisation, carried out under emergency powers, is a desperate bid to halt measles infection rates that have been inexorably rising since mid-October, with most of the victims young children.
Officials declared a state of emergency and said a compulsory immunisation programme was making progress, with more than 17,000 people vaccinated in the past five days.
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