The world is closer than ever to ridding the planet of the polio virus, but the global polio eradication effort faces a huge funding shortfall that may undermine humanity's progress against the disease.
Big News On the Global Development Front: Unicef and the WHO announced that humanity has achieved the Millennium Development Goal of cutting half the number of people around the world who do not have access to clean water.
Twenty-two flu experts are gathered in Geneva today for the first day of the World Health Organization's “technical consultation on H5N1 research issues.”
A new report from the World Health Organization ranks cities around the world based on the cities' detected levels of air pollution. The WHO surveyed data from nearly 1100 cities across 91 countries-- including capital cities and cities with more than 100, 000 residents.
When USAID Administrator Raj Shah told congress yesterday that 70,000 children could needlessly die should Congress pass a restrictive global health budget, this is what he was talking about.
Kofi Annan urges the Executive Board of the World Health Organization, which meets in Geneva this week, to set a target date for global Measles eradication.
Probably one of the scarier and generally under-reported global health stories of the past few years has been the emergence of new strains of Tuberculosis that are resistant to regular treatment regimens. According to a World Health Organization report out today, in some areas of the world one fourth of all new cases of TB is of the hard-to-treat (
A short film from the World Health Organization shows how its disease early warning system works amidst a refugee crisis in Pakistan