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.
By Jamey Keaten, Maria Cheng, Associated Press
The spread of Ebola in West Africa in 2014-2016 was the worst outbreak since the disease's discovery. Here's how international health agencies are responding this time.
By Larisa Epatko
Congo's latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 million people, a worrying shift as the deadly virus risks traveling more easily in densely populated areas.
By Saleh Mwanamilongo, Carley Petesch, Associated Press
The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
As many as 646,000 people may die from influenza each year worldwide, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- a larger number than what other health experts have predicted in years past.
By Larisa Epatko
“At one hospital, we visited children who can barely gather the strength to breathe,” U.N. agency leaders said in a joint statement.
Ethiopia’s former health minister -- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus -- has been elected to serve as the next director-general of the World Health Organization — the first African picked to lead the global health agency.
Health workers recently fanned across Yemen to vaccinate millions of children against polio, one of the disease risks in a country immersed in conflict.
The last famine to hit Somalia was in 2011 when 260,000 people died, about half of them children under 5. Humanitarian organizations fear this year’s drought could lead to something even worse.
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