Health

20 dead in latest Ebola outbreak, UN health agency reports

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today reported that 20 people have died of the deadly Ebola virus since the most recent outbreak struck the border region between Gabon and the Republic of the Congo.

Efficacy and safety of Norplant contraceptive confirmed by UN study

A five-year international study of users of Norplant® implants in eight developing countries "confirms the safety with respect to serious disease and the high contraceptive efficacy" of the method, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced over the weekend.