The novel coronavirus has infected almost 10,000 people globally in just two months, prompting the World Health Organization to declare the outbreak a global emergency.
The declaration of a global emergency triggers recommendations to all countries aimed at preventing or reducing cross-border spread of disease, while avoiding unnecessary interference with trade and travel.
The latest Ebola outbreak to hit Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 1,700 people since August last year.
People in parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have linked the response to the Ebola outbreak with political disenfranchisement making it harder for foreign organisations to contain the outbreak.
As the guest of honour of the World Health Organization (WHO), Turkey's first lady Emine Erdogan is set to speak about women's and children's health at a panel discussion in Geneva.
At least 1,052 cholera cases have been reported by Mozambique's health ministry, including one death, according to the World Health Organization.
At least 29 newborns and children have died, mainly due to exposure to the cold. Clashes in Deir Ezzor resulted in 20,000 people fleeing to northeastern Al Hol camp in past eight weeks, the UN agency says.
The Venezuelan health system is suffering as a result of the country's economic crisis.
Most of the patients to be flown out of the war-torn country are women and children who need urgent medical attention.
A malaria specialist, Tedros Adhanom, takes over the leadership from Margaret Chang, becoming the first African to head up the WHO.
A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) says countries need to radically increase investments in water and sanitation to reach development targets.
The World Health Organization has made depression the theme of this year's World Health Day.
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