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As Ebola threatens mega-cities, vaccine stockpile needs grow

21 December 2018, 11:44 AM

Doubts are growing about whether the world’s emergency stockpile of 300 000 Ebola vaccine doses is enough to control future epidemics as the deadly disease moves out of rural forest areas and into urban mega-cities.

"Don't deny climate change" sign

WMO warns of long-term warming of the world’s climate

29 November 2018, 6:06 PM

The World Meteorological Organisation has warned that the trend for the long-term warming of the world’s climate is continuing. The WMO’s Secretary General Petteri Taalas says the world is not on track to meet the climate change target set by the inter-governmental panel on climate change.

Mosquito board

Global fight against malaria has stalled, WHO warns

19 November 2018, 4:02 PM

The WHO on Monday said global efforts to fight malaria have hit a plateau as it reported there were more cases of the killer disease in 2017 than the previous year.

Hepatitis a silent killer, says Dr Scheibe

11 July 2018, 6:03 PM

WHO says viral hepatitis is increasingly becoming the leading cause of death in the world.

Tuberculosis bacteria

2018 last chance to fight TB

14 June 2018, 9:25 PM

Experts attending the 5th SA Tuberculosis Conference in Durban have warned that 2018 is the last chance to fight the global disease successfully.



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