Nigeria first to introduce new 5-in-1 vaccine against meningitis – WHO

Nigeria has become the first country in the world to roll out a new vaccine – Men5CV – recommended by World Health Organisation(WHO), to protect people against meningitis.

Nigeria first to use ‘revolutionary’ meningitis jab — WHO

Africa’s most populous nation Nigeria has launched a “revolutionary” vaccine against meningitis, in what the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said was a world first. “Meningitis is an old…

WHO announces giant rollout of cholera tests as cases surge

The largest-ever global deployment of cholera rapid diagnostic tests got underway Friday, the World Health Organization and its partners said, boosting the fight against surging infections. Malawi received the initial…

Global Health Security: A United Front Against Pandemics and Emerging Threats

The 21st century has ushered in an era of unprecedented global interconnectedness.  Travel and trade crisscross continents, bringing people and goods closer than ever before. This interconnectedness has fostered economic…

US conspiracy theorists monetize ‘Disease X’ misinformation

Coined by the World Health Organization to denote a hypothetical future pandemic, “Disease X” is at the center of a blizzard of misinformation that American conspiracy theorists are amplifying —…

Tobacco use shrinking worldwide, says WHO

The number of adult tobacco users has dropped steadily in recent years, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday but it warned Big Tobacco was working hard to reverse that…

War-torn Gaza population in ‘grave peril’, says WHO

The population of Gaza is in “grave peril”, the head of the World Health Organization warned Wednesday, citing acute hunger and desperation throughout the war-torn Palestinian territory. The WHO said…

WHO denounces ‘destruction’ of Gaza hospital

The head of the World Health Organization on Sunday denounced “the effective destruction” of the Kamal Adwan hospital in the north of Gaza, adding that at least eight patients had…

WHO asks China for more data on respiratory illnesses outbreak

The World Health Organization has asked China for more data on respiratory illnesses spreading in the north of the country, but Beijing offered no public comment on Thursday. Northern China…

World Toilet Day; 779m People Lack Safely Managed Sanitation Services — WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) says 779 million people around the world lack basic access to safely managed sanitation services.