Latest World Health Organization News

Correction: WHO Travel story

May. 21, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a story May 20 about travel spending at the World Health Organization, The Associated Press reported erroneously that information about the organization's travel spending was obtained from internal documents. The information was made publicly available on WHO's website on May 9. A...

The Latest: US backs reform efforts at UN health agency

May. 20, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the World Health Organization trying to rein in travel abuses (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The United States, the biggest contributor to the World Health Organization, says it supports efforts by the agency's chief to restructure and find reforms in the organization's budget....

What helps prevent dementia? Try exercise, not vitamin pills

May. 14, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise. About 50 million people currently have dementia, and Alzheimer's disease is the most common type. Each year brings 10...

WHO warns Ebola could spread elsewhere if attacks don't stop

May. 10, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization warned Friday that it may not be possible to contain Ebola to the two affected provinces in eastern Congo if violent attacks on health teams continue. The ominous statement comes amid escalating violence nine months after the outbreak began, crippling...

Syrian ground troops capture rebel enclave

May. 8, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops pushed their way into a northwestern rebel-held enclave Wednesday, clashing with insurgents and capturing a strategically located village at the southern edge, widening an offensive that had previously involved mainly aerial bombings and shelling. The pro-government Central...

AP Explains: Why this Ebola outbreak is a special challenge

May. 4, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 1,000 deaths have now been confirmed in eastern Congo's Ebola outbreak, the second-worst in history behind the West African one in 2014-16 that killed more than 11,300 people. Attacks on health workers are badly complicating efforts to contain one of the world's most notorious...

Ebola outbreak deaths top 1,000 in Congo amid clinic attacks

May. 3, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — More than 1,000 people have died from Ebola in eastern Congo since August, the country's health minister said Friday as hostility toward health workers continues to hamper efforts to contain the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus. Health Minister Oly Ilunga told The Associated...

The Latest: Ebola deaths top 1,000 in Congo outbreak

May. 3, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Congo's Health Ministry says more than 1,000 people have died in an Ebola outbreak that started in August. Health Minister Oly Ilunga confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that the number of infected people who have...

World Health Organization says Ebola deaths in Congo outbreak expected to exceed 1,000 later Friday

May. 3, 2019 8:20 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — World Health Organization says Ebola deaths in Congo outbreak expected to exceed 1,000 later Friday.

Congo Ebola cases hit record for most reported in single day

Apr. 30, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

BUTEMBO, Congo (AP) — The woman spent more than a week at home sick before family members tried to take her to an Ebola treatment center in eastern Congo. Before the motorcycle could reach the facility, it was too late. Her crumpled body rested against the driver's back as he worriedly made phone calls,...