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WHO issues new guidelines on TB

WHO has issued new guidance to improve the treatment of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), which recommends shifting to fully oral regimens to treat people with the...

WHO announces new Global Influenza Strategy

The World Health Organisation has announced a new Global Influenza Strategy, for 2019-2030, which has goals such as preventing seasonal influenza, control the spread...

WHO appoints Soumya Swaminathan as new chief scientist

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has appointed Soumya Swaminathan as the Chief Scientist, moving her from the position of Deputy Director-General. The Chief Scientist division...

WHO announces major changes in organisational structure

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday announced major changes to modernize and strengthen the organisation, which included the creation of a new structure and...

New interventions launched in Pakistan to contain polio

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a new set of interventions to contain the spread of poliovirus in Pakistan, the only other country...

Yemenese in the grip of severe malnutrition and cholera outbreak

While the civil war continuing in Yemen for the fourth consecutive year, severe malnutrition and a cholera outbreak have affected tens of thousands of...

30m babies die a year due to premature birth and other...

About 30 million babies across the world are born premature or too small or become sick, requiring specialized care to survive beyond the first...

Uzbekistan declared malaria free

Uzbekistan has become the latest country to be certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as malaria-free. The achievement of the Central Asian nation 32...

Tanzania becomes first African country with drug regulator meeting WHO standards

Tanzania has become the first country in Africa to a well-functioning, regulatory system for medical products, as confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO),...

Achieving Paris climate targets also help save a million lives:WHO

An estimated one million lives could be saved through reductions in air pollution alone, if the world nations managed to realize the objectives defined...

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