World Health Organisation

  • 21 May 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.

  • 12 Sep 2013

    Protecting the health of migrants is a matter of human rights, according to a report by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) along with the World Health Organisation and UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR). This raises important ethical and legal concerns, especially in countries bringing in measures which reduce migrants’ access to healthcare or damage their health. (

  • 6 Feb 2013

    The United Nations has warned that the ongoing conflict in Syria, will lead to a sharp spike in the number of people needing urgent aid.

  • 5 Feb 2013

    A large-scale operation is under way in Syria to secure safe water supplies for more than 10 million people, says UNICEF.

  • 21 May 2009

    When people hear the word 'health' they think immediately of medical matters, says Juan Michel. But health is also an issue of clean drinking water, nutritious food, a safe work environment and essential care accessible at the community level - not least in a time of flu panics.

  • 16 May 2007

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) is giving its backing to a resolution on rational use of medicines to be considered by the 60th World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva, Switzerlkand, from 14-23 May 2007.