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WHO says eradicating malaria 'can be done', but first aim is to control it

23 Aug 2019

LONDON, Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization said on Friday, but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it.

WHO says eradicating malaria "can be done", but first aim is to control it

23 Aug 2019

LONDON, Aug 23 Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization said on Friday, but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it.

Nigeria's three-year milestone takes Africa towards polio eradication

22 Aug 2019

ABUJA/LONDON Nigeria marked three years free of endemic wild polio on Wednesday, with health officials saying the nation's progress in fighting the crippling viral disease could result in the whole of Africa being declared polio-free early next year. | Video

Ebola 'no longer incurable' as Congo trial finds drugs boost survival

14 Aug 2019

LONDON Scientists are a step closer to being able to cure the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever after two experimental drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in Congo. | Video

GSK ends development of Ebola vaccine, hands work to U.S. institute

06 Aug 2019

LONDON British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is giving up its work on developing three potential vaccines against the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses, despite an ongoing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

GSK hands work on potential Ebola vaccines to U.S. institute

06 Aug 2019

LONDON, Aug 6 British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is handing over all its development work on three potential vaccines against the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses despite an ongoing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

WHO hails progress in fight against tobacco but wants more

26 Jul 2019

LONDON Healthy progress has been made in reducing smoking and tobacco use, but governments need to do more to help the world's 1.1 billion smokers quit, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Deployment of second Ebola vaccine would not be quick fix, experts warn

26 Jul 2019

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo The resignation of Congo's health minister in the midst of the country's worst Ebola outbreak could clear the way for a second experimental vaccine to be deployed. But the new shot would likely take months to win the trust of frightened locals and show results, health officials say.

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