With just nine cases of the virus so far this year – in Pakistan and Afghanistan – the WHO is confident the battle against polio is nearly won.
Economic exploitation in the developing world has resulted in under-resourced and weak health systems that could not contain the spread of viruses.
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Cape Verde, which recorded 22 suspected cases of Zika in the first week of March alone, has reported its first case of microcephaly.
The WHO has dispatched an expert team to southern Guinea after new cases of Ebola surfaced there.
Health authorities say the visitor diagnosed with the mosquito-spread virus has recovered and there is minimal likelihood of a local outbreak.
Migraine hits one in 10 people, resulting not only in pain but costs the world economy billions.
Following harsh criticism of its handling of the Ebola outbreak last year, the organisation says it will up its game in dealing with future crises.
This success in saving lives may be offset by the Ebola outbreak, and the UN agency warned of factors that might reverse the progress being made.
Personal accounts from Liberia and Sierra Leone bring home the devastation wrought by the virus.
If the health minister has his way, vaping will soon be regulated like regular smoking because, he says, Big Tobacco is complicit in its rise.
Which doctors want to work in the remote areas of South Africa? Mostly those who grew up there.
Mali has placed a total of 577 people under observation after two people died from the deadly virus in the capital Bamako.
The World Health Organisation is concerned many people were exposed to the two-year-old girl who was Mali's first confirmed Ebola case.
With the death rate at 70%, new strategies, resources and tough targets are being put in place.
With almost 50% of homeless people suffering from mental illnesses, according to a study, we spoke to four people who live on Durban's streets.
Tests on new experimental drugs to treat the Ebola virus, which has claimed 3000 lives this year, is being welcomed.
As healthcare systems collapse from the strain, the race is on to find a treatment that works.
The influx of people needing to be treated for Ebola has put strain on health services in West Africa, with workers having to turn patients away.