Assailants abduct WHO Dr Mahamadou Diawara in eastern Mali, where militant groups linked to al Qaeda and Daesh are active.
WHO advisers say it may be too early to declare the end of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency phase because of high levels of infections in China.
World Health Organization once again urges China's health officials to regularly share specific and real-time information on Covid-19 situation in the country, as it continues to assess latest surge in infections.
New Delhi says it found no traces of deadly ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol in Maiden Pharmaceuticals drugs.
"If there are huge chunks of population that have not had vaccinations, the world still has a lot of work to do," says WHO's emergencies director Mike Ryan.
A Strep A strain of a common bacteria has killed several children in the country, causing anxiety and fear among parents.
The UN health agency warns that the world is currently "off track" to reach its goal of reducing malaria cases and deaths by 90 percent by 2030, insisting funding should be more than doubled.
The World Health Organization says it is concerned by the “racist and stigmatising language” that arose after monkeypox spread to more than 100 countries.
The directive to close schools two weeks before the end of term has come after the death of eight children from the contagious disease earlier this month.
Russia continues to strike Ukrainian positions in the country’s eastern regions as winter makes conditions difficult for civilians caught in the conflict that has entered the 272nd day.
A psychiatry professor's mental health initiative in Zimbabwe has inspired a project to promote mental wellbeing at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Last week just over 9,400 deaths linked to the coronavirus were reported to the World Health Organization, says its Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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