Health

Groups quietly bypass Venezuela's ban on humanitarian aid

In a stuffy, second-floor store room, a volunteer sorts through boxes of imported medicines and arranges them one by one on metallic shelves in alphabetical order. There's Euthyrox for thyroid problems, Clexane to stop blood ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Doctors Without Borders pulls out of UN humanitarian summit

The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders has pulled out of the first U.N. humanitarian summit, saying the meeting won't address the growing needs caused by war and violence across the world because of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN says Syria vaccine deaths was an NGO 'mistake'

The recent deaths of Syrian children after receiving measles vaccinations was the result of a "mistake" by a non-governmental partner who mixed in a muscle relaxant meant for anesthesia, a spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU sharply increases aid for Ebola-hit West Africa

The European Union on Friday announced 140 million euros ($183 million) in funds to fight the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, a sharp increase over its previous pledge as the outbreak worsens.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera outbreak in northern Mali kills two

Two people have died and 26 others have been infected by an outbreak of cholera in the city of Gao, northern Mali, a region occupied by hardline Islamist groups, officials told AFP on Wednesday.

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