The World Health Organization (WHO) is a United Nations agency. Established in 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland it coordinates international healthwork with agencies and governments.
The WHO fights communicable diseases, in particular HIV/AIDS, Ebola, malaria and tuberculosis, sexual and reproductive health, development, and ageing; food security and healthy eating; occupational health; substance abuse. It drives the development of reporting, publications, and networking and coordinates international health work, collaborating with governmental health administrations. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to the WHO.
A child bride standing defiantly beside her husband, or girls who have escaped from Boko Haram: Stephanie Sinclair's sobering portraits of them have earned her the 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award.
This week, an unexpected cold snap in Europe prompted people to reach for winter jackets, gloves and hats already packed away for the spring - an annoying exercise, to be sure. But this unseasonably cold April has far more serious consequences for farmers around the continent - who are fretting about frost destroying their crops.
Authorities in Ohio have launched a manhunt for a suspect they say broadcast a video of himself shooting an elderly man. The suspect claimed to have killed others, but Cleveland police have not verified that information.