National Dec 13, 2017

Universal health coverage forum kicks off in Tokyo

A two-day international forum on achieving universal health coverage — by which all the world's people can receive quality health services without suffering financial hardship — began in Tokyo on Wednesday. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres and world leaders are among the attendees at the ...

Olympics Jul 5, 2016

Rio 2016 adds insect repellent partner

Rio 2016's battle to convince athletes and visitors that the city will be safe from Zika-carrying mosquitoes has led to it signing the Olympics' first-ever insect repellent partner. SC Johnson's OFF! brand, a widely used repellent in Brazil, will have an official role at the ...

World Oct 18, 2014

WHO declares Senegal Ebola-free

The outbreak of Ebola in Senegal is officially over, but the West African country remains vulnerable to further cases of the deadly disease being imported, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Twice the maximum incubation period of 21 days, or 42 days, has passed ...

National Aug 15, 2014

Japan to provide $1.5 million in aid to Ebola-hit West Africa

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday that Japan will provide $1.5 million in emergency grant aid via three international organizations to West African nations hit by the deadly Ebola virus, including Sierra Leone and Liberia. The virus, which causes hemorrhagic fever and can have ...