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    1. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      WHO: Ebola public health emergency over

      The World Health Organisation has called an end to the “public health emergency of international concern” over Ebola in...

    2. March 7, 2016

      WHO chief wants help for drug industry to fight global pandemics

      Pharmaceuticals companies cannot be expected to keep picking up the bill for tackling global pandemics, the head of the...

    1. February 1, 2016

      Zika declared a global emergency by WHO

      Zika has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation as the number of suspected birth defects...

    2. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      WHO declares Zika virus a global health emergency

      Zika has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation as the number of suspected birth defects...

    3. January 28, 2016

      Zika virus: WHO warns large parts of the world at risk

      Large swaths of the tropical and subtropical world are at risk of the Zika virus, the World Health Organisation has...

    4. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Zika virus 'spreading explosively' - WHO

      The Zika virus, which has been associated with an increase in the birth of babies with abnormally small heads, is...

    5. January 25, 2016

      WHO issues warning over ‘explosive spread’ of Zika virus

      The fast-spreading Zika virus, which is believed to cause birth defects, has already reached 21 countries in Central...

    6. December 9, 2015

      Defiance of a cigar veteran

      Stand in Zürich’s Paradeplatz, where trams rattle past the head offices of Switzerland’s biggest banks, and you catch a...

    7. November 22, 2015

      Ebola and other lethal diseases remain a threat

      The world’s attention may have turned elsewhere, but the threat of Ebola in Africa — and of other lethal infections...

    8. February 20, 2015

      Cause for optimism about global health

      Given the clouds of pessimism sweeping across the world, it is a good time to ask a simple question: is global health...

    9. December 28, 2014

      Malaria: Real and present danger

      Ka Lar Nar’s fellow east Myanmar villagers chuckle at the story of his periodic headaches because they know he likes...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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....

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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....

    30. 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....

    31. June 15, 2009

      Novartis rejects call for vaccine donations

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

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. June 12, 2009

      WHO declares flu pandemic

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

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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