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UN tally of Ebola deaths passes 10,000, most in West Africa

GENEVA - The World Health Organization marked a grim milestone Thursday in the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, estimating that the virus had killed over 10,000 people...
Sierra Leone to shut down for three days to slow Ebola believed to have sickened more than 5,300 people and killed more than 2,600 of them, the U.N.'s World Health Organization reported. In a sign the crisis is picking up steam, more than 700 of those infections were recorded in the...
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Hoya on the hardwood in government studies and international relations, he weighed options to work for the World Bank and World Health Organization."I always felt like there was unfinished business," Touomou said. "I was never able to play basketball...
South Sudan peace talks to open in Ethiopia

...United Nations bases, which have insufficient space to house these numbers," said Abdi Aden Mohammed, the World Health Organization's representative in South Sudan.Kiir insists the fighting was sparked by a coup attempt mounted by soldiers...
Solidarity with those who suffer

...facing malnutrition or even starvation this summer because of failed crops caused by drought. According to the World Health Organization, 10-15 percent of the populations of those countries are already suffering from famine with 1-1.5 million...
Prison inmates get on track

...program that ran for 12 weeks last winter.Before it began, Alderson used an assessment tool developed by the World Health Organization that measures psychological, physical, social and environmental health. When he tested inmates again when the program...
Outside editorial: An attack on women

...Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes sexual and reproductive health causes, and the World Health Organization has shown that abortion rates are similar in countries where it is illegal as where it is legal. Abortion opponents...
Report: Alaska fish free of contaminant levels that affect public health

...studies are showing contamination levels far below those deemed dangerous to humans by the CDC, the EPA and the World Health Organization (WHO), according to the Alaska Division of Environmental Health. Using funding from the Environmental Protection...
My turn: Juneau's dirty little secret

...countries in Europe. In fact, only 2 percent of the global population drinks fluoride-enhanced water. The World Health Organization studied the rate of dental decay in 12-year-olds in fluoridated versus nonfluoridated countries and concluded...
Juneau activists set to mark AIDS day

...people wearing ribbons," England said, "If everybody wears a ribbon on Friday, I will be so happy." The World Health Organization began World AIDS Day in 1988 to call attention to the killer disease, and to the need for testing and prevention...


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