World Health Organisation

  • June 15, 2016

    An expert panel of the World Health Organisation has concluded that while the Zika virus and its associated disorders continue to be a public health emergency of international concern, there is a “very low” risk of further international spread of the virus as a result of the forthcoming Olympic Games.

  • June 10, 2016

    The United Nations envoy mediating a resolution to the crisis in Syria said yesterday (9 June 2015) that the time is not yet right for a resumption of the intra-Syrian talks, but that the intention is to begin an official third round “as soon as possible.

  • March 17, 2016

    CrossReach says it shares concerns raised by the World Health Organisation over the worrying rise in the number of children across the UK being prescribed antidepressants. The WHO's latest report found prescriptions had increased by 54 per cent between 2005 and 2012.

  • February 17, 2016

    As World Health Organisation officials briefed United Nations Member States in New York yesterday (16 February) on the Zika virus outbreak, the agency launched a global strategy to guide the international response to the spread of the virus and the neonatal malformations and neurological conditions associated with it.

  • November 19, 2015

    Transmission of Ebola has been stopped in Liberia and Sierra Leone, while Guinea is now treating a baby believed to be its last case, the United Nations Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr David Nabarro, has reported.

  • March 29, 2015

    In the week of the first anniversary of the Ebola outbreak, Christian Aid has reaffirmed its commitment to help hard-hit communities in Sierra Leone.

  • October 29, 2014

    The UN Secretary-General has urged countries not to close borders or impose travel bans as a response to the Ebola outbreak, but to deploy the essential human resources.

  • August 26, 2014

    The UN has cautioned against flight restrictions into and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, saying limitations prevent the transport of critically-needed health workers and supplies.

  • August 14, 2014

    Two senior UN officials have condemned the “barbaric acts” of sexual violence and “savage rapes” the armed group Islamic State (IS) has perpetrated on minorities in areas under its control.

  • May 21, 2014

    Fears are mounting that a cholera outbreak in and around Juba, which has already killed nine people and reportedly infected another 188, will spread, says Christian Aid.