GENEVA — An estimated 325 million people are living with hepatitis B or C and few are aware of their condition, with death tolls from the viruses rising, the UN said last week. Continue reading “Cases of hepatitis B and C hit 325 million: WHO”
GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday hailed “unprecedented progress” in the fight against 18 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) — including dengue fever and sleeping sickness — which kill 170,000 people and disable millions each year.
GENEVA — More than one in four deaths in children under five are linked to polluted environments, according to two new World Health Organization (WHO) reports published Monday.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The UN health agency on Tuesday urged countries to start taxing sugary beverages as they fight against an obesity epidemic, pointing to evidence that price hikes can dramatically reduce consumption. Continue reading “WHO urges price hikes on sugary drinks in obesity fight”
GENEVA — One in four deaths worldwide is due to environmental factors like air, water and soil pollution, as well as unsafe roads and workplace stress, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.