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World Health Organization reports 60% drop in cholera in 2018

“The decrease we are seeing in several major cholera-endemic countries demonstrates the increased engagement of countries in global efforts to slow and prevent cholera outbreaks and shows the vital role of mass cholera vaccination campaigns,” said the WHO Director-General.

Sri Lanka is measles-free, World Health Organization says

Sri Lanka has defied the global trend in the battle against measles, with the country declared free of the highly infectious disease by the World Health Organization.

World Health Organization removes transgender from list of mental disorders

The World Health Organization (WHO) has made history and removed transgender from its list of 'mental disorders.'

World Health Organization recommends removing cannabis from Schedule IV€”the most restrictive category of a 1961 international drug convention

Global health experts at the United Nations are recommending that marijuana and its key components be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties. WHO is also moving to make clear that CBD-focused preparations containing no more than 0.2 percent THC are "not under international control" at all.

Being transgender is not a mental illness, World Health Organization says

The United Nations health agency announced on Monday the condition, also known as gender dysphoria, has been reclassified as a sexual health condition.

World Health Organization certifies Paraguay malaria-free

The World Health Organization (WHO) certified Paraguay as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to be granted this status since Cuba in 1973.

World Health Organization hails major progress on tackling tropical diseases

WHO director general says significant strides have been made in fight against sleeping sickness, elephantiasis and other neglected tropical diseases