Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN launches virus aid plan, says all of humanity at risk

The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the entire human race, the United Nations warned Wednesday as it launched a humanitarian response plan featuring an appeal for $2 billion to help the world's poorest and most vulnerable ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

With low test rates, COVID-19 spreads in shadows

The lack of available tests for COVID-19 means the world is effectively fighting the pandemic blind and may not know the true extent of infection for months if not years, experts said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bhutan confirms first coronavirus case

The isolated Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has reported its first case of the coronavirus after a US tourist tested positive, the prime minister said Friday.

Health

Britain tops world 'Quality of Death' index

Britain topped an 80-country "quality of death" study released Tuesday, which warned that ageing and booming populations would make palliative care a growing worldwide issue.

Health

Health and the sustainable development agenda

On the eve of the UN summit on Sustainable Development goals, Alarcos Cieza of the WHO reminds us that disability is part of the human experience contributing to human diversity.

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