IMF policies left healthcare systems in the African countries worst affected by Ebola underfunded and lacking doctors, and hampered a coordinated response to the outbreak.
The head of India's opposition Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, has been hospitalised for a respiratory infection, her party said on Friday.
Scientists from Kazakhstan have developed a new method of production of artificial blood from petroleum products.
Medical tourism is a growing sector in Kazakhstan with more than 800 foreign nationals coming to the country to be treated, including from the US, Japan and Italy.
Sierra Leone said it was banning any public Christmas celebrations as the spiralling caseload of Ebola infections continues to spread alarm.
Kazakhstan's sport is on the rise with many promising young athletes already winning serious international competitions.
Kazakh scientists have demonstrated their new method of healing wounds, burns and other skin defects using cow skin transplants.
Brazilian soccer legend Pele said he was recovering from the kidney ailment which has forced him to spend the past 11 days in hospital, thanking well-wishers for their support.
Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. denies breaching environemtal standards in recent hospitalization of children in Berezovka village, several kilometers away from Karachaganak oil and gas field in Kazakhstan.
Obesity and extreme obesity can reduce life expectancy by up to eight years and deprive people of as much as 19 years of good health.
Kazakh businessmen have raised money for a generator and sent the equipment to the Kyrgyz hospital, where doctors had to scandalously make a open heart surgery during an blackout.
The WHO introduced new cervical cancer guidelines, making it easier and cheaper to protect women against one of the deadliest, but most preventable, diseases.
The questions teenagers ask about HIV are brutally honest, anonymous -- and sent in 160 characters or less over mobile phone text messages.
International researchers said they have made steps toward understanding why the most commonly used drugs for osteoporosis worldwide may also prevent some kinds of cancers.
25 school children and 4 teachers fainted in a Western Kazakhstan village school one after another.
Dutch authorities reported a new outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm, but could not say if it was the worrying new strain detected elsewhere in the country.
Many people in Kazakhstan are relying on self-treatment and purchase antibiotics in next door pharmacies without a doctor's prescription. The Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan is proposing to restrict the sale of antibiotics in Kazakhstan.
Brazil great Pele, 74, was taken into a "special care" unit in a Sao Paulo hospital after his health worsened, three days after being admitted with a urinary infection.
British supermodel Naomi Campbell launched a pop-up fashion shop in east London to raise awareness of the spread of Ebola.
E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said.