Tag: World Health Organisation (WHO)
More Ebola cases in Europe are now ‘unavoidable’
Over 3,000 people have already died in Africa. Now, as the outbreak spreads to Spain, fears are growing that the West has been too complacent about this deadly disease. Can it be contained?
Ebola epidemic ‘spiralling out of control’
As Sierra Leone goes into a national lockdown, the UN has declared Ebola a threat to global security. A huge international aid effort has begun but could more have been done to prevent it?
Scientists warn of world without antibiotics
For over 50 years we have depended on them to keep us healthy. Now experts tell us our misuse of antibiotics means they are no longer working. It’s very serious, but is there a remedy?
Israeli government bans underweight models
Eating disorders are a serious problem – sometimes fatal. Their rise is often blamed on the fashion industry; now Israel has passed the first law to ban models who are ‘unhealthily thin.’
Vaccine could spell the end for malaria
After decades of research, scientists have made a breakthrough in the fight against malaria. A new vaccine halves the risk of catching the devastating disease.
Mental health gets a global campaign boost
Millions worldwide suffer from mental health disorders, but only a minority will receive treatment, especially in poorer countries. World Mental Health Day is pushing for more investment.