An explosion started a subsequent fire at the Vector lab in Russia, which is known for being one of two places in the world to house the smallpox virus.
The United Nations agency said the most effective ways to reduce the number of suicides would be for governments to restrict access to pesticides.
WHO warns of the danger of electronic cigarettes, increasingly consumed by young people and enormously addictive.
The World Health Organisation declared Ebola a public health emergency of international concern on Thursday.
The World Health Organization’s regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ahmed Al Mandhari, is calling for united action to strengthen health systems in the the Levant.
The World Health Organization (WHO) determined for the third time that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is not a "public health emergency of international concern".
A 'wake up call' is urgently needed among 15-49-year-olds, says health agency.
The report looked at the price of a 20 pack of Marlboro cigarettes in every European country and crossreferenced these figures with the percentage of people who smoke in that country.
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.
Vaccine hesitancy among top ten threats to global health in 2019, warned the WHO.
In Ukraine, HIV discrimination is still common and amid conflict, cases of HIV are on the rise as families struggle to cope with medical shortages
Head of World Health Organisation says 7 million people will die each year from toxic air
Euronews reports from Beni, where new treatments provide hope that a new Ebola outbreak can be contained despite fighting nearby between armed groups.