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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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....

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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,...

  33. 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...

  34. 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,...

  35. April 30, 2009

    US death forces global alert to level five

    The World Health Organisation warned last night that a swine flu pandemic was imminent as it raised the global alert level...

  36. April 30, 2009

    US death forces alert to level five

    The World Health Organisation warned last night that a swine flu pandemic was imminent as it raised the global alert level...

  37. April 29, 2009

    China to let Taipei attend WHO assembly

    China has dropped its long-standing opposition to Taiwan participating in the World Health Organisation’s annual assembly,...

  38. April 29, 2009

    WHO warns of ‘imminent’ flu pandemic

    A man carries his coffee past empty tables at the ’Cafe La Habana’ after all restaurants were closed to inside dining in...

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