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Why the WHO is warning that Covid-19 won’t end with vaccine
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Why the WHO is warning that Covid-19 won’t end with vaccine

Top official says localised lockdown measures are key to tackling Covid
2 Sep 2020
Reaction: WHO warns that Covid-19 ‘may never go away’
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Reaction: WHO warns that Covid-19 ‘may never go away’

UN health agency’s emergencies director says coronavirus could become endemic like HIV
14 May 2020
Coronavirus: what has WHO done wrong?
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Coronavirus: what has WHO done wrong?

Trump pulls funding for agency over accusations of ‘cover-ups and failures’
16 Apr 2020
Why is Donald Trump halting funding to the WHO?
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Why is Donald Trump halting funding to the WHO?

US president says UN body has ‘failed in its basic duty’ over the coronavirus
15 Apr 2020
What are the biggest global health risks in 2019?
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In Brief

What are the biggest global health risks in 2019?

From climate change to superbugs, the WHO warns unless threats are addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy
22 Jan 2019
DRC suffering worst Ebola outbreak in history
Ebola
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DRC suffering worst Ebola outbreak in history

Fight against the deadly disease complicated by ongoing conflict and vaccine fears
12 Nov 2018
Is sex addiction really a mental health disorder?
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Is sex addiction really a mental health disorder?

Classification by WHO opens the door to treatment on the NHS
12 Jul 2018

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Do you live in one of the UK’s most polluted towns?
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Do you live in one of the UK’s most polluted towns?

Manchester, Swansea, Leeds and Liverpool among cities breathing unsafe air, according to WHO report
2 May 2018
HIV cases hit record high as epidemic sweeps Europe
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HIV cases hit record high as epidemic sweeps Europe

Around 80% of new infections were in Eastern European countries
29 Nov 2017
Mugabe: from brutal dictator to goodwill ambassador
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In Depth

Mugabe: from brutal dictator to goodwill ambassador

In Depth: UN health agency rescinds ‘ridiculous’ appointment of Zimbabwean President
24 Oct 2017
Robert Mugabe stripped of ‘goodwill ambassador’ post
Robert Mugabe has WHO goodwill ambassador title revoked after two days
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Robert Mugabe stripped of ‘goodwill ambassador’ post

The Zimbabwean leader had been appointed by the World Health Organisation last week
23 Oct 2017
One in four pregnancies 'ends in abortion'
The morning-after pill
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One in four pregnancies 'ends in abortion'

WHO report suggests a 'stark and troubling divide' in termination rates around the world
12 May 2016
Ebola crisis: WHO response criticised in damning report
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Ebola crisis: WHO response criticised in damning report

West Africa paid a heavy price due to the organisation's delay in sounding the alarm, say health experts
23 Nov 2015
Polio in Ukraine: what the outbreak means
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Polio in Ukraine: what the outbreak means

Two children are paralysed after contracting polio as vaccination rates fall dangerously low
7 Sep 2015
SMOG OF WAR: Can China win its war on pollution?
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SMOG OF WAR: Can China win its war on pollution?

Chinese government declares a 'war on pollution', in a bid to fuel a 'great rejuvenation' for the country
5 Mar 2014
Global cancer 'tidal wave': how can it be stopped?
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Global cancer 'tidal wave': how can it be stopped?

Number of cancer cases across the world to reach 24 million by 2035, but half could be prevented
4 Feb 2014
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