World Health Organization

Measles cases up 300% year over year

World Health Organization warns anti-vaccination campaign has led to over 3 times as many measles infections compared to 2018.AFP, 4/15/2019, 6:53 PM

Israeli elected to executive board of UN health agency

World Health Organization elects Israeli professor as a member of its executive board.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2018, 3:06 PM

WHO head praises Hadassah Medical Center

WHO Director General Ghebreyesus arrives in Israel unexpectedly, praises Hadassah's hemato-oncology ward.Galit Or, 3/17/2018, 10:53 PM

An Israeli doctor at the World Health Organization

Deputy Director-General of Israel's Health Ministry elected to Executive Committee of the World Health Organization.Reut Hadar, 9/14/2017, 12:06 AM

Super-STD has no cure - and it's spreading

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea can cause permanent damage - and it appears to be spreading.Chana Roberts, 7/10/2017, 9:22 AM

WHO passes on anti-Israel resolution, UK, US oppose it

Britain joins US in opposing UN health body’s resolution singling out Israel.JTA, 5/27/2017, 8:40 PM

UN: Chemical weapons attack victims show signs of nerve agent

World Health Organization says victims of Syrian chemical attack show symptoms of exposure to nerve agents.AFP, 4/5/2017, 9:39 PM

Israeli army medics named world’s best in disaster relief

World Health Organization recognizes Israel as top emergency aid force in the world.JTA, 11/13/2016, 6:47 PM

Israel to participate in World Walking Day

180 Israeli municipalities to hold activities for World Walking Day on Friday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2016, 4:18 PM

How much does a kidney cost in Iran?

While western world citizens wait for years for a kidney transplant, Iran touts its own solution: Legal organ trade.Rachel Kaplan, 8/25/2016, 4:14 PM

WHO: No evidence coffee causes cancer

World Health Organization downgrades warning on cancer following extensive review.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2016, 2:08 PM

WHO singles out Israel as world’s only ‘health rights violator’

World Health Organization's UN resolution marks Israel as the world’s only violator of ‘mental, physical and environmental health.’Shoshana Miskin, 5/26/2016, 10:00 PM

Israel in top ten for life expectancy

Israeli men can expect to live to 80.6; women, 84.3.Tova Dvorin, 5/20/2016, 9:03 AM

Zika virus declared a global emergency

WHO, criticized for being asleep at the wheel on Zika like Ebola, snaps into action as Brazil reports 4,000 birth defects and virus spreads.Ari Yashar, 2/1/2016, 10:55 PM

Zika vaccine may be ready this year

If human testing successful, vaccine to be used during a public health emergency in October or November.Shoshana Miskin, 1/31/2016, 10:32 PM

Zika virus spreading 'explosively' according to WHO

Scientists warn that it could take a decade to make a vaccine against the mosquito-borne virusShoshana Miskin, 1/28/2016, 4:03 PM

As siege continues, Madaya's situation worsens

City of Madaya is still under siege by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. WHO not being allowed to help.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/12/2016, 3:02 PM

World Health Organization declares Sierra Leone free of Ebola

Following 42 days without any cases of Ebola, World Health Organization declares Sierra Leone out of danger.Matt Wanderman, 11/7/2015, 7:12 PM

Study: Bacon, sausage and ham 'as dangerous as smoking'

Israelis generally avoid pork products – and that's a healthy thing, the World Health Organization said in a new report.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2015, 6:08 PM

WHO: One Million People Wounded in Syrian War

Lack of medical care is causing infectious disease crisis as Syria continues on road to ruin, WHO representative reveals.Tova Dvorin, 12/19/2014, 1:44 PM

Nigeria Declared 'Ebola-Free'

Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola virus after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization says.Cynthia Blank, 10/20/2014, 4:36 PM

Doomsday Scenario: 1.4 Million Ebola Victims By January

US Centers for Disease Control reports case numbers higher than thought and growing fast, meaning crisis unless serious action taken.Ari Yashar, 9/24/2014, 2:00 PM

Egypt Bans 'World Nargila Championship'

Nargila water-pipe smoking competition in Cairo banned due to breach of World Health Organization's anti-tobacco laws.Ari Yashar, 4/25/2014, 3:05 PM

8% Rise in HIV Carriers in Israel

2012 report counts 487 carriers of HIV in Israel, an 8% increase from 2011. Experts: soon, we'll approach the same percentages as in US.Tova Dvorin, 12/1/2013, 9:54 AM

Granddaughter of Hamas Leader Hospitalized in Israel

Hamas chair Ismail Haniyeh's granddaughter transferred to Israel for medical aid - despite fact that Haniyeh won't recognize Israel exists.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2013, 12:15 AM

Fears that Polio in Syria Could Spread

Mass flight from combat zones could bring polio virus to at-risk populations.Maayana Miskin, 10/29/2013, 5:37 PM

Anti-Polio Op. Faces Vaccine Fears

Mass immunization may be slowed as activist groups argue vaccines are dangerous.Maayana Miskin, 8/9/2013, 11:15 AM

Syria Accuses Israel of Health Violations in the Golan

Syria slams Israel at the UN over the "deterioration of the health conditions" in "the occupied Golan."Elad Benari, 5/24/2013, 3:43 AM

WHO Warns of Untreatable Strain of Gonorrhoea

The World Health Organization is warning that a new strain of gonorrhoea has appeared, and is resistant to antibiotics.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 6/6/2012, 5:25 PM