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Health Mar 31Europe’s hospitals among the best but can’t handle pandemic
The crisis has exposed a surprising paradox: Some of the world's best health systems are remarkably ill-equipped to handle a pandemic.
Health Mar 07As virus outbreaks multiply, UN declines to declare pandemic
As cases of the coronavirus surge in Italy, Iran, South Korea, the U.S. and elsewhere, many scientists say it's plain that the world is in the grips of a pandemic — a serious global outbreak.
Health Oct 07Nobel Medicine prize awarded to 3 scientists for learning how cells use oxygen
The prize winners' work has paved the way for new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases.
World Jun 14Ebola outbreak in Congo is not yet a global emergency, UN says
The World Health Organization said the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is an "extraordinary event" of deep concern but does not yet merit being declared a global emergency.
Politics Apr 17U.S. ‘concerned’ over misused funds allegations at UNAIDS
The U.S. government has expressed concern about allegations of misused funds at the U.N.'s AIDS agency after a report by The Associated Press this week revealed ongoing financial and sexual misconduct problems at the agency.
World Apr 15AP exclusive: UN whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe
A year after claims of sexual assault and harassment rocked the U.N. agency that fights HIV, UNAIDS looked like it might be on the mend. But the upheaval is not over.
World Apr 12Congo’s Ebola outbreak not yet a global emergency, WHO says
A top Red Cross official said Friday he's "more concerned than I have ever been" about the possible regional spread of the Ebola virus after a new spike in cases, as the World Health Organization met on whether to declare…
Health Jun 01U.S. blocks UN health panel from backing taxes on sugar drinks
The move disappointed many public health experts but was enthusiastically welcomed by the International Food and Beverage Alliance — a group that represents companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo. and Unilever.