"Practice safe sex," said the World Health Organization (WHO) in a recently released travel and health advisory. The advisory was released to educate authorities, medical practitioners and travelers on safety measures to prevent the spread of Zika virus.
The number of people with diabetes in the world has quadrupled to over 400 million in 2014 from 108 million in 1980, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
As part of the new system to issue warnings for pollution levels, Beijing, China for the first time issued a red alert. Schools have closed.
Cuba today became the first nation to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, WHO confirmed.
The Ebola outbreak, which made headlines just last year, is slowly but surely coming under control, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and public health initiatives. However, it took a long time and countless deaths to get to this point - something that the WHO says is unacceptable. Now the organization is admitting to partial fault for this disaster, with its investigators and directors quick to say that they will make use of the lessons they have learned moving forward.
The average global life expectancy has risen significantly since 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports. While there is still a massive gap between low-income and high-income countries, the report shows that low-income countries have made the greatest progress, increasing life-expectancy by an average of nine years.