Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Invest now to fight next pandemic, says WHO

The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged countries to invest in getting their healthcare systems fit to fight the next pandemic rather than scrambling around in panic when it hits.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera kills 13 in Niger: UN

An outbreak of cholera has killed 13 people in Niger's southern Maradi region, which is home to the country's economic capital, officials and the UN said on Saturday.

Health

New research to treat acute malnutrition

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and humanitarian organizations have conducted a large study in Burkina Faso in West Africa treating more than 1600 children with acute malnutrition. The study, published Monday ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New tool measures resilience in adolescent Syrian refugees

Researchers from Yale University, together with partners at universities in Canada, Jordan, and the United Kingdom, have developed a brief and reliable survey tool to measure resilience in children and adolescents who have ...

Medications

MSF challenges Pfizer's India vaccine patent application

Doctors Without Borders has challenged Pfizer's application for an Indian patent for its pneumonia vaccine so cheaper versions can be available to children in poor countries and to humanitarian organizations.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO sets up emergency rapid response network

The World Health Organization launched a new network of rapid response medical teams Wednesday to react to humanitarian crises across the globe.

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 ...

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