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Climate change could make dengue fever a major threat in southern Europe this decade, WHO scientist warns.
UN approves ambitious five-year plan to fight tuberculosis
World leaders at the United Nations have approved an ambitious plan to combat tuberculosis over the next five years.
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Doctors in the EU: Which countries have the most physicians?
The World Health Organization (WHO) believes Europe has a "ticking timebomb" to address when it comes to a shortage of health workers.
'We need to make sure AI does not harm,' says WHO's Europe director
The World Health Organization (WHO) this week hosted an event looking into how the healthcare industry is being shaped by digital technology.
Strangers showed kindness when I fled war. Now I'm paying it forward
There is someone out there seeking help who does not know anything about you, but who has hopes that you and all humanitarian workers they encounter will be their collective anchor, Miljana Grbić writes.
Only one EU country doing enough to help people stop smoking, WHO says
“Tobacco use continues to be one of the biggest public health threats,” said a World Health Organization official.
If Ukraine’s health sector is to recover, the world has to step up now
The world can — and should — play even more of a role now in supporting health sector recovery, a key pillar of Ukraine’s ability to withstand and overcome current challenges and build a better future for its resilient people, Dr Jarno Habicht writes.
'We're still home sick': 36 million in Europe live with long COVID
Around 36 million people in Europe and Central Asia may be experiencing symptoms of long COVID, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Could this thermal dummy ‘ANDI’ help prevent heat-related illnesses?
Researchers hope to use the data to design solutions such as cooling clothes or backpack exoskeletons for cooling support.
No ifs, no butts: The EU countries weighing a ban on cigarette filters
Health and environmental campaigners are calling for a European ban on cigarette filters, saying it would fight pollution and discourage people from smoking.
WHO downgrades COVID pandemic, says it's no longer 'global emergency'
The World Health Organization said Friday that COVID-19 no longer qualifies as a global emergency, marking a symbolic end to the devastating coronavirus pandemic that triggered once-unthinkable lockdowns, upended economies worldwide and killed at least 7 million people worldwide.
Arcturus: Should we be worried about the latest COVID variant?
First detected in India, Omicron subvariant XBB.1.16 - also known as "Arcturus" - has already been reported in over 30 countries. This is what we know about it so far.
Child vaccinations are down: How do European countries compare?
Over the first two months of 2022 alone, reported cases of measles - a highly contagious but vaccine-preventable disease - jumped by 80 per cent worldwide.
WHO launches bid to boost childhood vaccination disrupted by COVID
The initiative will boost vaccination in countries like Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Philippines where millions missed their jabs in 2021.
Dignified life and health for all must be at the heart of our policies
The COVID-19 pandemic was a wake-up call that showed how health is central to the functioning of all of society. In a well-being economy, health is not just a beneficiary — it's its driving force, Dr Hans Henri P Kluge writes.
'Ticking time bomb' of Europe's health worker crisis goes off: WHO
Europe's health worker crisis is now a reality, not a looming threat, WHO's Europe Director said.
WHO estimates one in four Ukrainians at risk of mental health issues
As the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine approaches, its estimated that one in every four Ukrainians may suffer from mental health issues because of the ongoing conflict.
WHO spokesperson: In Turkey and Syria, we are in a race against time
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Why does WHO rely so much on Bill Gates’ money?
Critics complain about the major role the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation plays in funding WHO, but who else can the agency turn to?