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World 28 Nov 2017 | 11:24 PM Premium

Tens of thousands dying from $30 billion fake drugs trade, WHO says

LONDON (Reuters) - One in 10 drugs sold in developing countries is fake or substandard, leading to tens of thousands of deaths, many of them of African children given ineffective treatments for pneumonia and malaria, health officials said on Tuesday.

World 16 Nov 2017 | 10:13 PM Premium

U.N. pleads for end of Yemen blockade or 'untold thousands' will die

GENEVA (Reuters) - The heads of three U.N. agencies urged the Saudi-led military coalition on Thursday to lift its blockade of Yemen, warning that "untold thousands" would die if it stayed in place.

Environment 08 Nov 2017 | 6:00 PM Premium

Stop pumping antibiotics into farm animals and creating super bacteria

WHO wants farmers to stop misusing antibiotics in healthy animals and fish out of fear its creating a dangerous superbug that could threaten human lives.

World 24 Oct 2017 | 5:57 PM Premium

Mugabe would have rejected WHO role, says spokesman after its U-turn

HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe would have rejected the role of World Health Organization goodwill envoy had he been formally asked, his spokesman said on Tuesday, days after state media cheered the Zimbabwean president's appointment.

World 22 Oct 2017 | 11:13 PM Premium

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at his appointment.

World 21 Oct 2017 | 6:49 PM Premium

Critics urge WHO to reverse 'wrong' choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong.

World 13 Jul 2017 | 1:05 AM Premium

U.N. slams warring parties in Yemen for fuelling cholera outbreak

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Top United Nations officials on Wednesday slammed the warring parties in Yemen and their international allies for fuelling an unprecedented deadly cholera outbreak, driving millions closer to famine and hindering humanitarian aid access.

Nation 27 May 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

WHO wants to tap Malaysia’s medical expertise, says Health D-G

PETALING JAYA: Impressed with Ma­­lay­­sia’s medical research work and making medicine more accessible and affor­­dable, the World Health Organisation has expressed interest in harnessing its expertise, the Health Ministry said.

World 25 Oct 2016 | 9:44 PM Premium

Ethiopians adjust to life in Africa's most ambitious social housing project

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On weekday mornings traffic on the road northeast from Jemo into the centre of Addis Ababa grinds to a near standstill, as taxis, minibuses and tuk-tuks wrestle for space along the narrow arterial highway.

World 23 Sep 2016 | 9:13 PM Premium

Six in the running to be next World Health Organization leader

LONDON (Reuters) - Six international health experts, including four from Europe, are to compete to become the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) after its current leader Margaret Chan ends her tenure next June.