Though the death toll from tuberculosis "is still unacceptably high" last year, the World Health Organization said overall "major progress" is being made in rolling back the disease.
22 Oct 2014 03:23
Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director general of the World Health Organisation, said the 800 vials would arrive by plane on Tuesday (Oct 21) and be transferred on Wednesday to the Geneva University Hospital.
21 Oct 2014 21:59
A diagnostic kit - similar to a simple pregnancy home-test - may be available for a clinical trial by the end of October, allowing doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes, its French developers said.
21 Oct 2014 18:08
Polish Darek Fidyka, 40, was paralysed from the chest down following a knife attack in 2010, but can now walk using a frame after receiving treatment in which nerve cells from his nose were transplanted into his severed spinal column.
21 Oct 2014 16:14
This is in addition to the Republic's earlier contribution of an aid package, comprising medicines, medical supplies and personal protective equipment, the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Foreign Affairs say.