"The country's already fragile health system is overwhelmed," says Luo Dapeng, WHO's representative to Afghanistan, urging donors to resume funding suspended when Taliban took over governing the country.
World Health Organisation issues its first air quality guidelines since 2005, which aim to reduce deaths from key pollutants that cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases by moving towards clean sources of energy.
With some laws dating back as far as 160 years, criminalisation of suicide deter people from seeking help instead of saving their lives, campaigners say.
The World Health Organization has established an air bridge into the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif with the help of Pakistani authorities after warning on Friday that Afghanistan’s medical supplies would run out within days.
The closure of Kabul airport to commercial flights has held up deliveries of equipment, food and essential medicines as half of Afghanistan's population now relies on humanitarian aid.
Kim Jong-un’s mention of a “great crisis” created by a “crucial” failure in national pandemic measures triggers outside speculation about how bad the situation in North Korea really is.
The World Health Organization says the predominant lineage of B.1.617 was first identified in India last December, although an earlier version was spotted in October 2020. We tackle frequently asked questions about the so-called "double variant":
Just hours after AstraZeneca released results from its US trials promising high efficacy against Covid-19, the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases issued an unusual public statement casting doubts over the recency of the data.
The cases marked the first known resurgence of Ebola in West Africa since a 2013-2016 epidemic that began in Guinea and killed more than 11,300 people across the region.
A WHO report published last May struck a nerve among Italian officials after it revealed that Italy went into the crisis with an out-of-date pandemic plan. Was it technocratic incompetence or criminal negligence?
South Africa’s Health Ministry says the decision is based on a trial that found the vaccine offers limited protection for the more contagious variant circulating in the country.
Tedros said more than 39 million vaccine doses had been administered in 49 higher-income countries as opposed to only 25 doses being given to a low-income country.
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