Dec 16, 2014

Ebola toll rises to more than 6,800: WHO

More than 6,800 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Monday. The U.N. health agency reported that as of Saturday, there had been 18,464 cases of infection from the deadly virus ...

WHO: Sierra Leone's Ebola prognosis 'very good'

Dec 2, 2014

WHO: Sierra Leone's Ebola prognosis 'very good'

Sierra Leone does not yet have enough beds in treatment centers to isolate Ebola patients in the west of the country but the opening of many new facilities in the next few weeks makes its prognosis “very good,” the World Health Organization’s assistant director ...

Nov 18, 2014

Africans up to 13 times more likely to drown than Europeans: WHO

Africans — and young children especially — are up to 13 times more likely than Western Europeans to become one of the 372,000 people who drown each year, a study by the World Health Organization said Monday. “Efforts to reduce child mortality have brought ...

Nov 7, 2014

Japan to adopt new strategy on dementia care: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday at an international conference on dementia care in Tokyo that Japan will work out a new national strategy to boost measures dealing with the age-linked illness in the rapidly graying country. “By enhancing our nation’s measures regarding dementia, ...

Nov 7, 2014

'Thousands' of Ebola deaths likely unreported: WHO expert

The raging Ebola outbreak has likely killed far more people than the 4,818 deaths reported by the World Health Organization, an expert at the U.N. health agency said Thursday, warning that thousands of fatalities were likely not accounted for. “There are lots of missing ...