Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles outbreak kills 11 in Ukraine this year

Eleven people, including seven children, have died of measles in Ukraine this year after an outbreak in the war-scarred nation and adjoining Romania, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

Pediatrics

1 in 10 infants received no vaccinations last year: UN

Nearly one in 10 infants received no vaccinations in 2016, meaning that they missed the first innoculation against three lethal diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO starts emergency polio talks

The World Health Organization announced on Monday that it had convened emergency talks amid rising concern over polio after cases were discovered in Afghanistan, Iraq and Equatorial Guinea.

Health

Race to save mothers, children set to fall short

A global campaign to save new mothers and children under five in developing nations has made strong gains but is set to fall well shy of UN goals, according to a study released Tuesday.