Nine years of conflict have decimated the country's healthcare system and forced hundreds of thousands in overcrowded camps making them particularly vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.
Sometimes, alcohol may be the only answer.
Italians on Monday were diligently complying with rules enforced to protect public health in an attempt to stem the spread of the virus.
North Korea says it counts zero cases of #coronavirus at home. But experts doubt that's true and fear a catastrophic health crisis, in a country where health infrastructure is insufficient and where the population is malnourished and ill-informed.
Hundreds of scientists around the world have begun to create a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine, which, according to WHO estimates, could take a year and a half to produce.
The World Health Organization responds to questions - from the balanced to the bizarre - on how best to prevent COVID-19.
The world's biggest mobile technology fair has been cancelled over worries about the coronavirus epidemic.
Africa's first coronavirus case was announced by Egypt’s Ministry of Health which said the patient was a foreign national who had not shown symptoms.
Weeks of intensive aerial bombardment has sent huge numbers fleeing northwards closer to the Turkish border.
A global health emergency usually means more resources and reporting obligations but states do not always follow WHO's guidance
W.H.O. have declared coronavirus a public health emergency
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Chinese authorities have suspended planes and trains in and out of the city of Wuhan and 7 neighboring cities, in an effort to control the spread of the new virus. About 25 million people are being affected by it. At least 26 people have been killed so far and over 800 confirmed cases in China.
Hospitals in Hong Kong cut services on Tuesday after thousands of medical workers went on strike for a second day demanding the complete closure of its borders with China.
According to the WHO, the world currently needs nine million more nurses. The staffing shortages are not only affecting developing countries; here in Europe, we too are struggling to fill nursing and midwifery vacancies.
New research by the Economist Intelligence Unit has identified severe weaknesses in countries’ abilities to prevent, detect and respond to significant disease outbreaks.
Can we dance our way to better health and well-being? The answer is yes, according to a new study released this Monday by the UN's health body.
A new report from the World Health Organisation has found a correlation between decreasing alcohol consumption in Russia and lengthier life expectancies.
Facebook has pledged to curb anti-vaccine misinformation but does the social network's new policy go far enough? Alex Morgan from The Cube has the story.
Around 400 million euros are needed in the next six months for health and social work. to battle Ebola. Michael Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme tells Euronews the health system needs strengthening or Ebola will come back.
The UK, Greece, Albania and Czech Republic have lost their measles "eliminated" status according to the World Health Organization
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).