Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles outbreaks and political crises go hand in hand

The World Health Organisation (WHO) last week announced that it no longer considered measles to be eradicated in the UK. Albania, the Czech Republic and Greece also lost their measles-free status.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why it's proving hard to eliminate the eye disease trachoma by 2020

Trachoma is a disease that can cause blindness and visual impairment in about 1.9 million people every year. Poor communities in rural areas of countries in Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle ...

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that acts as a coordinating authority on international public health. Established on 7 April 1948, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the agency inherited the mandate and resources of its predecessor, the Health Organization, which had been an agency of the League of Nations.

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