Four cold and cough syrups manufactured in India "have been potentially linked with acute kidney injuries and 66 deaths among children", says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the Americas account for more than half of reported cases as several countries in the continent continue to see increasing numbers of infections.
So far, more than 41,000 cases of monkeypox and 12 deaths have been reported from 96 countries, with the majority of cases from the United States.
The highest alert from the UN health agency is designed to sound an alarm that a coordinated international response is needed to deal with the outbreak.
Covid-19 has infected more than 407M people and killed over 5.8M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
Covid-19 has infected more than 353M people and killed over 5.6M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
Almost every country on the planet has reduced its tobacco intake in 2020, according to the WHO’s latest findings.
The global health body endorses GSK's malaria vaccine for children, the first against the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 400,000 a year.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics kicks off in empty venues to minimise health risks as WHO chief says Games should go ahead to demonstrate to the world what can be achieved with the right plan and measures.
Established in late 2018 after a Chinese scientist said he edited the genes of twin babies, the committee has called for sharing of gene editing tools with poorer nations to benefit from the highly dynamic scientific field.
Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed joins a long list of Nobel Peace Prize recipients who have been accused of war crimes, abuse and genocide.
At least 115,000 health and care workers have died from Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, WHO chief Tedros says at World Health Assembly, calling for a massive effort to vaccinate 10 percent of every country’s population by September.
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