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BENI, Congo | Congo’s latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says

BENI, Congo— Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo’s latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to contain, the World Health Organization’s chief said Friday. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke after vaccinations began this week, with support from a U.N. peacekeeping mission, in Congo’s restive northeast where multiple rebel … Continue reading BENI, Congo | Congo’s latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip  | The Latest: WHO says wounded ‘overwhelming’ Gaza hospitals

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip  — The Latest on developments at the Gaza border (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The World Health Organization says the number of protesters wounded in border clashes with Israel was “very overwhelming” for Gaza’s health system. Citing figures from the Health Ministry and a group of aid agencies, WHO official Mahmoud … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip  | The Latest: WHO says wounded ‘overwhelming’ Gaza hospitals

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine, WHO says

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo has agreed to allow the World Health Organization to use an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat an outbreak announced last week, the WHO director-general said Monday. The aim is for health officials to start using the vaccine, once it’s shipped, by the end of the week, or next week if … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine, WHO says

WHO: All of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever

SAO PAULO/January 16, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors to the state be vaccinated. That puts the megacity of Sao Paulo on the list. But Brazil’s Health Ministry said in a statement that it was … Continue reading WHO: All of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever

3 vie for top WHO post in UN health agency election

GENEVA (AP)(STL.News) — A British physician, an Ethiopian former health minister and a Pakistani expert in non-communicable diseases are the three finalists vying for the top job at the World Health Organization (WHO) in an election on Tuesday, aspiring to land a key U.N. post that confers great power to set worldwide medical priorities — … Continue reading 3 vie for top WHO post in UN health agency election