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