"HEALTH for all by the year 2000" was the proclaimed objective of the Primary Health Care Conference held at Alma Ata in 1978 under the aegis of the World Health Organisation WHO . The progress of this global programme is monitored by a process of period

A MALARIA vaccine made in Colombia by synthesising protein segments from the malaria parasite is proving promising in field trials, but its efficacy is still low. Vaccine developer Manuel

Hiroshi Nakajima's re election as WHO's director general is being challenged on grounds of high handedness.

AS THE United Nations labours to clear the mess it has been accused of creating in providing refugee relief in Somalia and in the elections and peace process in Angola, World Health

A SAFE vaccine against dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever has been developed by scientists at Bangkok's Mahidol University, who have been working on a WHO-sponsored research programme for the last

Premature deaths and disease caused by a polluted environment is the most pressing problem in the world today, says a WHO report prepared for the Earth Summit

WHO's immunisation programme is expected to receive a tremendous boost thanks to the low cost vaccine developed through genetic engineering

NEWS FOR smokers gets worse and worse. According to earlier studies, about one-fourth the number of regular smokers were expected to die of tobacco-related diseases. Latest estimates put the figure

THE average global life expectancy may be an unprecedented 65 years and still climbing, but according to the annual report of the World Health Organisation (WHO), people are not living