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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...

WHO to look into ethics of gene editing

Following the announcement of a Chinese medical researcher that he has created the world's first genetically edited babies, which raised several ethical questions. the...

Vaccine derived polio outbreak contained in Syria

An outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) detected in 2017 in Syria has been stopped successfully, with no international spread, the World Health...

World AIDS Day: 1 in 4 HIV infected still live without...

Globally, one in four people infected with HIV -- about 9.4 million in 2017-- are living without knowing their status, says the World Health Organisation. About...

Gaps in vaccination coverage: Measles cases rise across the world

About 173,000 measles cases were officially reported worldwide in 2017, marking a more than 30 per cent rise from the previous year, the World...

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