Expert: UN avoiding responsibility for Haiti cholera is a "disgrace"

The reluctance of the United Nations to accept responsibility for allegedly causing the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti was a "deeply flawed" approach and a "disgrace," a UN human rights expert...

Croatia needs more investment in oncology

Croatia allocated only 16 euros for oncology per capita per year and more investments in new treatment technologies are urgently needed to facilitate efforts to control malignant disease, it was...

Pakistan top court rules schizophrenics can be executed

Pakistan's Supreme Court has ruled that schizophrenia is not categorized as a mental illness, meaning the appeal of a death row prisoner suffering from the disorder is effectively denied, reported...

Ministry: Eggs from Poland taken off market

The Croatian Agriculture Ministry said in a press release on Thursday that eggs from Poland suspected of being the source of a salmonella outbreak were being taken off the market.

More than 800,000 facing "alarming" food insecurity in Madagascar

About 840,000 people are facing “alarming levels” of food insecurity in southern Madagascar, United Nations agencies warned Thursday.

New health minister says against abortion but also against banning it

The new Health Minister, Milan Kujundzic, said in his first interview as minister on Thursday that he was against abortion but also against a ban on abortion, describing prayer meetings outside...

Zika epidemic declared in Ho Chi Minh City

A Zika epidemic has been declared in parts of Ho Chi Minh City, local media reported Thursday.

EU funds given to Slovenia and Croatia to treat dementia

 Several Slovenian and Croatian health organisations in cooperation with retirement homes in Izola and Koper in Slovenia and Umag in Croatia will work on improving the quality of life of people...

Vrapce hospital gets 68 mln kuna for Forensic Psychiatry Center

An agreement on a grant from EU funds earmarked for the construction of the Forensic Psychiatry Centre, worth HRK 68 million, was signed in Zagreb's Psychiatric Clinic Vrapce on Tuesday.

Croatia 12th in world in cochlear implant surgeries

As many as 700 cochlear implants (CI) have been implanted in Croatia in the past 20 years, which puts Croatia in the 12th place in the world.

Depression increasingly big problem in Croatia

According to estimates of the World Health Organisation, depression will have become the second biggest health issue in the world by 2020, and antidepressants are the most prescribed drugs in...

Dutch euthanasia law may be expanded to people with "completed" lives

The Dutch government wants to expand the country's assisted suicide law to include those who feel their lives are "completed" and wish to die, even if they are not ill.

UN warns on Yemen cholera outbreak, as health system battered by war

The United Nations warned Friday about a cholera outbreak in Yemen, a country facing years of conflict, including continous airstrikes by Saudi Arabia, and a health system that is struggling to...

Study finds nearly 385 million children worldwide live in poverty

Nearly 385 million children worldwide live in extreme poverty, UNICEF and the World Bank said Monday.

Thailand to test pregnant women in Zika-prone areas

Pregnant women living in areas of Thailand prone to Zika outbreaks are to be tested for the virus, the Thai Health Ministry said on Monday.