Two Million in Aleppo Left Without Running Water, Electricity, Says UN Report
Aug 10, 2016 About 2 million residents in Aleppo are without running water and electricity, the United Nations said in a press release.
WHO Says Tuberculosis Going Head-to-Head with AIDS as Leading Cause of Death
Oct 29, 2015 A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that tuberculosis has killed more people than HIV/AIDS last year. Based on the agency's report, despite the successfully efforts to cure the infectious disease, it is fast becoming one of the world's leading causes of death.
WHO Confirms Processed Meat Including Bacon and Hot Dogs can Cause Cancer
Oct 27, 2015 The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that processed meat can cause the development of cancer. WHO issued the statement following a study conducted by its cancer research department.
WHO Confirms Bubonic Plague Outbreak Still Active in Madagascar
Jan 29, 2015 During the World Health Organization's (WHO) board session on Monday, the agency's Director-General Margaret Chan addressed the growing issue of the bubonic plague outbreak currently affecting Madagascar. The plague, also known as the Black Death, swept across Europe during the 14th century and killed off about half of the continent's population.
WHO: High Death Rate Caused by Wrong Lifestyle Choices
Jan 20, 2015 The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the number of people dying prematurely is increasing due to misguided lifestyle choices. The international health agency cited non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart and lung-related illnesses, diabetes and cancer as the emerging top killers.
WHO Warns About Worsening Health Conditions in Ukraine
Jan 19, 2015 The World Health Organization warned that the health conditions of those living in Ukraine are declining due to the country’s ongoing conflict with Russian-backed forces. The international health agency noted that the violent clashes between the two opposing forces have prevented people from acquiring proper healthcare services.
WHO Criticized for Slow Response to Ebola Outbreak In West Africa
Dec 18, 2014 The World Health Organization was criticized in a meeting held by the U.K. parliamentary committee due to its slow response to the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa. According to members of the committee, the organization failed to draft and enact a solid plan regarding the outbreak despite receiving numerous warnings from various agencies.
WHO’s Prediction About Global Warming’s Additional 250,000 Yearly Death Rate Debunked
Dec 04, 2014 A study published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) criticized the World Health Organization’s (WHO) prediction that the death toll caused by global warming will increase by 250,000 a year. In August of this year, WHO released a report stating that more people will die yearly from 2030 to 2050 as the effects of the environmental phenomenon on the planet worsen.