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    1. October 13, 2014

      Ebola virus threatens state failure, World Health Organisation warns

      The Ebola outbreak is threatening “state failure” in west Africa, the World Health Organisation warned, as the US said it...

    2. September 23, 2014

      A ravenous Ebola epidemic that the world could have stopped

      Daniel Drezner, a politics professor at Tufts University, once wrote about what would happen if zombies rose from the dead...

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    1. Combating Malaria

      Scientists say complacency is the biggest threat to the campaign against malaria. They...
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    1. September 12, 2014

      Castro and Gates unlikely allies in fight against Ebola

      Raúl Castro and Bill Gates may not be the most natural allies but the pair have emerged this week at the forefront of...

    2. August 1, 2014

      WHO warns Ebola outbreak spreading beyond control

      The World Health Organisation warned that the outbreak of the Ebola virus that has killed more than 700 people in west...

    3. May 29, 2014

      Academics urge WHO over e-cigarette regulations

      More than 50 public health scientists have called on the World Health Organisation to steer clear of burdening e-cigarettes...

    4. April 25, 2014

      Researchers warn victory against malaria remains a long way off

      Success can be a dangerous thing in the world of global health policy. Deaths from malaria have fallen by 42 per cent since...

    5. June 30, 2013

      New WHO guidelines lower treatment threshold for HIV

      An additional 16m people should be given access to antiretroviral therapy in order to ease the burden of HIV around the...

    6. May 29, 2013

      Alcohol laws spark renewed religious debate in Turkey

      Sipping an afternoon beer at a table outside a restaurant in the heart of Istanbul, Boran, an advertising executive, reckons...

    7. April 25, 2013

      More push required in fight against malaria

      Since the start of this century, the fight against malaria has made a substantial inroad into one of the world’s most...

    8. FT Alphaville

      March 11, 2013

      Deep thinkers?

      A new type of list. Not billionaires or executive fat cats or expensive cities, but the top “thinkers” in the world....

    9. November 17, 2011

      China’s votes grow to match its power

      When a shift in voting power at the World Bank saw China overtake large European nations last year, it was hailed as a long...

    10. October 14, 2010

      Pledge of $150m to fight neglected diseases

      Six pharmaceutical companies and several governments have pledged more than $150m in medicines and funding over five years...

    11. August 10, 2010

      H1N1 flu declared no longer pandemic

      The World Health Organisation on Tuesday formally declared that the H1N1 flu virus was no longer a pandemic while advising...

    12. June 4, 2010

      WHO denies overreaction in declaring bird flu pandemic

      The World Health Organisation on Friday rejected claims that it overreacted last year in declaring a flu pandemic, while...

    13. May 18, 2010

      South Africa acts to counter threat of flu at World Cup

      South Africa is taking extra precautions to prevent a flu outbreak at next month's World Cup, amid concern a surge in...

    14. May 17, 2010

      South Africa acts on World Cup flu threat

      South Africa is taking extra precautions to prevent a flu outbreak at next month’s World Cup, amid concern a surge in...

    15. January 29, 2010

      Gates pledges $10bn for vaccines

      Bill Gates, the philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, has pledged to give $10bn over the next 10 years for the...

    16. September 18, 2009

      US leads drive by developed world to donate flu vaccines to poorer nations

      The US yesterday led a series of pledges to donate flu vaccines to the developing world in an effort to strengthen...

    17. September 17, 2009

      US lends weight to world flu vaccine quest

      Washington co-ordinated a series of international pledges of flu vaccines on Thursday to strengthen prevention efforts...

    18. June 18, 2009

      The hidden cost of free vaccines

      Giving products away free, from browsers to newspaper articles, is commonplace in the technology and media industries. The...

    19. June 17, 2009

      The hidden cost of giving away vaccines

      Giving products away free, from browsers to newspaper articles, is commonplace in the technology and media industries. The...

    20. June 15, 2009

      Novartis rejects call for vaccine donations

      The head of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies has ruled out donations of vaccines to protect the poor...

    21. June 15, 2009

      Novartis says 'no' to free flu vaccines

      Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group, defied the World Health Organisation and some of its corporate peers by ruling...

    22. June 15, 2009

      Novartis shuns call to donate vaccines

      Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group, defied the World Health Organisation and some of its corporate peers by ruling...

    23. June 14, 2009

      Novartis rejects call for vaccine donations

      Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group, defied the World Health Organisation and some of its corporate peers by ruling...

    24. June 12, 2009

      WHO declares global flu pandemic

      The World Health Organisation declared a global influenza pandemic yesterday, the first in more than 40 years, after weeks...

    25. June 11, 2009

      WHO declares flu pandemic

      The World Health Organisation on Thursday declared a global influenza pandemic, the first in more than 40 years, after...

    26. May 23, 2009

      WHO bows to flu calls

      The World Health Organisation has bowed to international pressure that it was unnecessarily stoking public alarm by raising...

    27. May 22, 2009

      WHO bows to criticism on swine flu alert

      The World Health Organisation has bowed to international pressure that it was unnecessarily stoking public alarm by raising...

    28. May 19, 2009

      Swine flu talks target help for poor

      Vaccine manufacturers will hold talks with public health officials today to discuss price discounts and unprecedented joint...

    29. May 18, 2009

      Talks plot strategy for swine flu battle

      Vaccine manufacturers will hold top-level talks on Tuesday with public health officials to discuss price discounts and...

    30. May 8, 2009

      Woman in the News: Margaret Chan

      Rumours of a mysterious new disease; an apparently tardy response as people begin to die; controversy over swiftly...

    31. May 8, 2009

      WHO moots ratings rethink amid criticism on swine flu alerts

      The World Health Organisation is considering an overhaul of its pandemic rating system amid criticism that it provoked...

    32. May 7, 2009

      WHO considers flu alert overhaul

      The World Health Organisation is considering an overhaul of its pandemic ratings system amid growing criticism that it...

    33. May 6, 2009

      WHO tackles China on swine flu measures

      The World Health Organisation has asked China to justify its quarantine of travellers from Mexico, as international...

    34. May 5, 2009

      WHO tackles China on swine flu measures

      The World Health Organisation has asked China to justify its quarantine of travellers from Mexico, as international...

    35. May 5, 2009

      Mexico hits at China on quarantine policy

      A diplomatic row between Beijing and Mexico escalated yesterday as the Mexican government prepared to airlift dozens of its...

    36. May 4, 2009

      WHO chief hits back at claims of over-reaction

      The head of the World Health Organisation hit back at critics who have accused it of over-reaction to the swine flu crisis,...

    37. May 3, 2009

      Interview: Margaret Chan

      As she was dashing to catch a late evening connecting flight from New York to Washington DC on April 23 to participate in...

    38. May 3, 2009

      Chan hits back at WHO critics

      The head of the World Health Organisation hit back at critics who have accused it of over-reaction to the swine flu crisis,...

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