World Health Organization

Polio paralyses 17 children in Syria

Earlier this month, the agency reported two polio cases in the Mayadin area of Deir al-Zour province, much of which is controlled by so-called Islamic State, according to the BBC. Fourteen new cases have now been confirmed in the same area, while

Three countries get first malaria vaccine

The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. The World Health Organization (WHO) said the jab had the potential to save tens of thousands of lives, according to the BBC. But it

World Health Organisation declares Zika virus a public health emergency

WHO chief Margaret Chan said the link between the Zika virus and microcephaly was “strongly suspected but not yet scientifically proven,” the Guardian reports. “After a review of the evidence, the committee advised that the clusters of microcephaly and other neurological complications