Nigeria has made a vital step towards being declared polio free, after marking a year without a recorded case.

Nigeria marks a year without polio, hopes high for polio-free Africa

With Nigeria having reached 12-month milestone, Africa will have gone a full year without polio unless Somalia reports a case within the next month Once stigmatized as the world’s polio epicentre, Nigeria... Read more »
Delhi, India

Environment Day 2015: 13 out of world’s top 20 polluted cities in India

Indian capital New Delhi is the reigning king of polluted cities in the world. Delhi has the highest level of the airborne particulate matter, PM2.5 considered most harmful to health, with 153... Read more »
World No Tobacco Day 2015

10 questions to consider on World No Tobacco Day 2015

1. What is the tobacco death toll? Tobacco kills nearly six million people every year, according to the World Health Organisation. The majority die because of smoking, but 10 percent of this... Read more »
WHO has declared Liberia free of the Ebola virus, confirming that the country has had no new cases in 42 days.

WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia free of the Ebola virus, confirming that the country has had no new cases in 42 days. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said that Liberia had... Read more »

Ebola still international emergency despite drop in cases: UN

The World Health Organization says the year-long Ebola outbreak in West Africa still qualifies as an international emergency even though the number of cases has plummeted. Last August, the U.N. health agency... Read more »

Air pollution level in Delhi exceeds WHO limits: Govt

By: Press Trust of India The level of air pollution in Delhi exceeds the limits prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), government said in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The air quality monitoring... Read more »

WHO urges use of ‘Smart’ Syringes to protect millions from infections

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for worldwide use of “smart” syringes that cannot be used more than once. Smart syringes that break after one use should be used for injections... Read more »