GENEVA - The World Health Organization reports some progress is being made in reducing premature deaths from non-communicable diseases.

DAKAR, SENEGAL - Health workers in northeast Nigeria said Tuesday that they were striving to contain a cholera outbreak that's sweeping through camps for those uprooted by Boko Haram.

SA has one of the world’s greatest misalignments between development and health progress, according to The Lancet’s latest Global Burden of Disease study, published on Friday.

Asia’s mountain glaciers will lose at least a third of their mass through global warming by the century’s end, with dire consequences for millions of people who rely on them for fresh water, resear

The progress made by Nigeria and other countries in reducing extreme poverty and disease in recent decades is in jeopardy, according to an inaugural annual report by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are grounded in the global ambition of “leaving no one behind”. Understanding today’s gains and gaps for the health-related SDGs is essential for decision makers as they aim to improve the health of populations. As part of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2016), we measured 37 of the 50 health-related SDG indicators over the period 1990–2016 for 188 countries, and then on the basis of these past trends, we projected indicators to 2030.

An increase in the number of laboratory-confirmed measles cases has been observed in Ethekwini and Umgungundlovu districts from July 2017. Photo by Drew Hays on Unsplash

DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Andrew Kilula, the wastewater perpetually seeping from his toilet presents a daunting and costly challenge.

The pontiff quoted a phrase from the Old Testament that said 'man is stupid, a stubborn and a blind man'

Thirty-five people have now died during a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, up from 21 at the start of the week, local health officials said on Sunday.

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