Tag: World Health Organisation

Poorest countries in the world still lag far behind in health spending 

Poorest countries in the world still lag far behind in health spending 

The greatest decrease in what is known as out-of-pocket spending occurred in south-east Asia where such spending fell from an average of 56 per ce ...
WHO scramble to contain growing Lassa fever outbreak in West Africa

WHO scramble to contain growing Lassa fever outbreak in West Africa

All but two of the deaths have been in Nigeria, where suspected cases have been reported in 19 of country's 36 states. There have also been 12 con ...
Measles hits decade high across UK and Europe as ‘antivaxers’ scare parents away from having their children vaccinated

Measles hits decade high across UK and Europe as ‘antivaxers’ scare parents away from having their children vaccinated

THE NUMBER of people infected with measles in Europe has hit a decade high, World Health Organisation figures show. Experts warn parents are being ...
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