WHO continues probe into initial coronavirus spread in Wuhan, finds key clues into role of seafood market

The purpose of this mission is to understand how the virus transmitted from animals to humans.

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Coronavirus impact: What major health issues would remain in focus in 2021? WHO lists out

Next year, along with fighting against COVID-19, countries would also have to work hard to repair as well as reinforce their health systems.

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COVID19: क्या है ‘इम्युनिटी पासपोर्ट’, जिसे लेकर WHO ने दी देशों को चेतावनी

कोरोनावायरस (Coronavirus) ने पूरी वैश्विक अर्थव्यवस्था को बेहद ज्यादा नुकसान पहुंचाया है.

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PM2.5 in your lungs: Pollutants in Delhi air twice the permitted level, been so for two decades

Recently, a study by WHO also pointed out that Delhi has the worst air quality among cities in India. This report also highlighted the increasing number of Indian cities, which are slowly reaching the levels of Delhi in te

Myanmar’s betel chewers swallowing hard at high prices

The bright green betel leaves, as large as an adult palm, normally cost $1.80 to $2.50 per kilogram (2.2 pounds). But because of the shortage, the price has gone up nearly four times to 11,000 kyat or $9 per kilogram.

Thailand first in Asia to eliminate mother to baby HIV: WHO

The global health body said Thailand's routine screening and universal free medication for pregnant women with HIV was crucial in stopping the virus being passed to new generations.

Dr SD Gupta takes over as the Chairman of IIHMR University, Jaipur

The IIHMR Board has also appointed him as the Trustee and Trustee Secretary of the IIHMR which has four campuses- Jaipur, Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata

Syria the World’s most dangerous place for health workers: WHO

Other areas that have proven particularly dangerous for health workers include the Palestinian territories, where there were 34 attacks in 2015 that killed three people, Pakistan, with 16 attacks resulting in 45 deaths and Li

Pollution: Govt says WHO report misleading, to release data on cities in US, EU to give ‘whole picture’

The latest WHO report on pollution, which listed over 30 Indian cities among hundred most polluted globally, was "misleading" and India will soon come out with air pollution data of major cities across US and Europe, Environm


India, WHO ink pact to promote yoga, ayurveda

The agreement aims to support WHO in the development and implementation of the ‘WHO Traditional and Complementary Medicine Strategy: 2014-2023′

Of 100 Smart Cities, 17 figure in the list of WHO’s most polluted

The report of high pollution levels of Indian cities comes at a time when the government has set an ambitious plan to build 100 smart cities across the country.

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Shripad Yesso Naik: Need to reach out to unreached populations

Aim is to identify the key strategic approaches that build on the gains we have made so far, address our weaknesses and nudge us towards our goals

Govt mulls setting up of CGMP facility for yellow fever drugs

According to the health minister, such a facility will help in supplying yellow fever vaccine to African and Latin American countries as well

WHO launches global strategy to end leprosy

The new strategy has been developed in consultation with national leprosy programmes, technical agencies and NGOs, as well as patients and communities affected by leprosy WHO has launched a new global strategy for leprosy, ca

Asia Pacific countries vow to tackle antimicrobial resistance together

Health ministers from 12 countries of the region agreed to improve the way information on antimicrobial resistance is collected and shared to guide effective policies and actions Countries in the Asia Pacific region have pled

WHO India honours public health champions

The scope of the awards covered contributions to significant advances in population and person-focused services and inter-sectoral actions The WHO Country Office for India gave out awards for Public Health Champions at a nati

Health is truly wealth

Elaborating on the theme of his key note address at Healthcare Sabha, 'Investing in health is investing in India’s growth', Dr Henk Bekedam, WHO Representative to India urges the country to step up investments in public hea

WHO and The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery conduct India Surgical Forum in New Delhi

The event initiated to elevate issues of surgical and anaesthesia access in India The World Health Organization and The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery convened the India Surgical Forum in New Delhi recently. The WHO-Lanc

WHO issues statement on World Birth Defects Day

Most common birth defects in WHO South-East Asia Region are heart defects, neural tube defects and Down’s syndrome The World Health Organisation has issued a statement on World Birth Defects Day, which was on March 3, 2016.

Cabinet nod for AYUSH Ministry and WHO collaboration in traditional medicine

The expenditure for carrying out collaborative activities will be met from the allocated budget under the existing plan schemes of Ministry of AYUSH The Union Cabinet chaired by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, India has given

Cabinet approves agreement for collaborative activities in traditional medicine between Ministry of AYUSH and WHO

This will help in improving international acceptability and branding of Ayush systems The Union Cabinet chaired by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, India has given its approval to the agreement for collaborative activities to b

India drug monitoring program struggles to grow fast enough

Last year, India contributed 2 percent of the 2.1 million suspected reactions added to VigiBase, the WHO's global database. China, with a comparable population, contributed 8 percent.

Akshay Kumar to feature in WHO’s diabetic awareness campaign

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar will feature in a video campaign by the World Health Organisation to raise awareness about diabetes in India.

Zika-hit nations should allow access to contraception, abortion

The United Nations today urged countries hit by the dangerous Zika virus to let women have access to contraception and abortion.

WHO advises against blood donations from people of Zika areas

The World Health Organisation today advised countries against accepting blood donations from people who had travelled to regions affected by the Zika virus.

WHO calls for preventive measures against Zika virus disease

The Zika virus is of concern in the WHO South-East Asia Region as the Aedes aegyptii mosquito, responsible for its spread, is found in many areas WHO South-East Asia Regional Director Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh is urging count

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