Plastic particles of the kind harming sealife are also present in drinking water, the WHO says. But dirty water remains a bigger health concern.
Rwandan officials closed their border with DR Congo after the third case of Ebola was detected in the Congolese city of Goma, near the border with Rwanda.
An openness to explore new opportunities for partnership – with the private sector and others in civil society – will ensure that the WHO can lead a successful transformation in how the world responds to the health challenges ahead.
The number of outbreaks of measles around the world is increasing. Governments planning to mandate vaccinations or introduce sanctions for those who do not vaccinate their child should consider action against those spreading false messages about these life-saving medicines.
Children under five should spend less time sitting watching screens and play more if they are to grow up healthy, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to the European Environmental Agency (EEA), air pollution currently causes almost 500,000 premature deaths across Europe every year. The Balkans are considered Europe's most polluted region.
WHO said “uneven progress between and within countries” was to blame for the record numbers.
There are more than three million girls worldwide at risk for FGM annually, 180,000 in Europe.
WHO report finds migrants have higher prevalence of some communicable diseases but says no evidence rise in new arrivals has caused spikes in illness in resident populations.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe have released the latest data to mark the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that polio remains a worldwide public health emergency after cases nearly doubled in Afghanistan over the past year.
Children have their rights denied every single day. On World Children’s Day, The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) aims to build a world where every child has the right to basic human needs such as freedom, food, water, shelter and education.
A new report claims that spending a little now could save money in the future as well as millions of lives around the world at risk of superbugs
More than 90% of the world's children breathe toxic air every day, according to a World Health Organization report.
Who are the most vaccine-sceptic countries in the EU?
Women suffer more from chronic depression than men in the EU, research carried out by Eurostat found for World Mental Health Day.
Europeans may be living longer but alcohol consumption levels, smoking and a rise in obesity could slow the continent's progress.
On average, 27.5% of the world was lacking sufficient physical activity in 2016. Women were slightly more inactive than men, a difference of 8% globally.
Dr Mark Muscat of the World Health Organization tells Euronews that a lack of vaccination coverage is behind the record numbers of measles case in Europe.
Here are the top stories from Europe and beyond we were following this morning, Tuesday, August 21.
The WHO thinks it may have located the source of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo but warns of the challenges of containing the virus
As it flies into the Democratic Republic of the Congo to tackle the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus the WHO talks exclusively to euronews about the challenges ahead
Gaming addiction has been listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organization.
It comes as the number of measles cases quadrupled in Europe in 2017, with 35 fatalities, according to the World Health Organization.
World No Tobacco Day
Report underlines falling consumption in the West, but big five tobacco companies replacing lost markets by agressively expanding elsewhere.