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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
With Zika virus cases being reported from South America and the US, the Centre today decided to constitute a technical group to monitor the situation even as it prepared to come out with an advisory soon.
The campaign asks for photos that show how older people continue to play hugely valuable roles in their families and communities Late November, WHO had launched an Instagram campaign #YearsAhead. The campaign asks for photos