A drastic increase in health spending for the world's poor will not only save millions of lives but also produce enormous economic gains, according to a new report released today by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).
The grim economic situation in Eastern Europe is taking a heavy toll on State-run health services, creating a severe "crisis in care" for an impoverished population left increasingly vulnerable to disease, the United Nations labour agency said today.
Taking a step that challenges mainstream ideas on health and disability, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today released a new publication to classify the functioning and health of people across the globe.
As approaching winter temperatures threaten to exacerbate Afghanistan's severe health crisis, United Nations agencies are gearing up for an anti-polio drive there later this month, UN officials said today.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that its annual World Health Report will confront the problem of mental health disorders, culminating a yearlong campaign by the agency to address the issue.
Seeking to alleviate the plight of millions of people in the developing world who suffer from hearing loss, the World Health Organization (WHO) today released guidelines on hearing aid donations at a meeting in Geneva which brought together representatives of industry and governments.
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the world's six biggest medical journal publishers today announced a new initiative which will enable close to 100 developing countries to gain access to vital scientific information that they otherwise could not afford.
Addressing an expert panel at United Nations Headquarters in New York, a Harvard University professor today made an impassioned appeal for massive assistance to help Africa stem its current health crisis.