Tag: World Health Organization

Qureshi arrives Geneva to address UN Human Rights Council  

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi Monday arrived in Geneva on a three-day visit where he is scheduled to attend and address 42nd session...

World Bank deploys $300mn to DR Congo to contain Ebola outbreak

WASHINGTON: The World Bank announced Wednesday it was deploying another $300 million in crisis aid for DR Congo to help contain the year-old Ebola outbreak. The...

WHO updates global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests

KARACHI: World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics, the core guidance documents that help countries prioritize critical...

Hunger on the rise worldwide as 821 million affected, says UN

UNITED NATIONS: More than 821 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide last year, the United Nations reported Monday -- the third...

WHO emergency committee to meet on Ebola on Friday  

GENEVA: The World Health Organization will convene its emergency committee on Friday June 14 to decide whether the Ebola outbreak constitutes an international emergency, the...

‘Burn-out’ is an ‘occupational phenomenon’ not disease: WHO

GENEVA: The World Health Organization said Tuesday that "burn-out" remains an "occupational phenomenon" that could lead someone to seek care but it is not considered...

WHO recognises ‘burn-out’ as medical condition

GENEVA: The World Health Organization has for the first time recognised "burn-out" in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which is widely used as a...

WHO advisers recommend changes in Ebola vaccine strategy

GENEVA: The World Health Organization's strategic advisory group (SAGE) of vaccine experts have recommended speeding up vaccinations to tackle the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic...

DR Congo arrests 11 over murder of doctor fighting Ebola

KINSHASA: Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo said they arrested 11 suspects Thursday in the murder last week of a doctor with the World...

UN says over 260 killed in Libya battle as African leaders meet

TRIPOLI: At least 264 people have been killed and over 1,200 wounded in weeks of fighting on the outskirts of Libya's capital, the World Health...