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Women living in Zika affected areas should consider delaying pregnancy: WHO

The UN body says that there are no other ways to stop the devastating effects of the virus

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New yellow fever transmitted by mosquitos in Congo capital: WHO

This was the second case of the disease transmitted inside the country, following a case in April, WHO said.

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Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna, Raipur among world’s most polluted cities

Gwalior, among the top five cities globally in terms of PM 2.5 levels, recorded an annual average of 176 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3) and Allahabad 170.

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WHO clears air: Delhi no longer most polluted, that’s Zabol in Iran

According to a new WHO report, New Delhi was the 11th most-polluted city while Gwalior (2), Allahabad (3), Patna (6) and Raipur (7) figured in the top seven.

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Twenty one countries, including six from Africa, could be free of malaria by 2020: WHO report

Last year, 9 out of 10 deaths from the disease came from sub-Saharan Africa, the report said.

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Row over WHO assignment: Months after health ministry rap, PGI chief sends notice to medical superintendent

PGI sources said Gupta has been asked to respond to the points mentioned in the notice within 10 days.

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Parivartan to showcase mental health work at WHO, World Bank meet

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Bank are co-hosting a meeting on April 13 and 14 at Washington DC, and Parivartan Trust has been invited to showcase its mental health work in the meet.

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The legend of parachuting cats

Sustainable development, however defined, is about future cost and benefit, neither of which is known with certainty.

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Express Healthcare Sabha: WHO representative Dr Bekedam to deliver keynote address today

The two-day summit at the Marriot Convention Centre will focus on national public health, and senior members of the National Health Mission, and speakers and delegates will deliberate and participate in panel discussions.

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India plans to eliminate malaria in 11 years, ahead of global target

The WHO’s global target for malaria elimination is 2030.

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On Friday, Health Minister J P Nadda held a meeting with microbiologists and epidemiologists from National Centre for Disease Control, ICMR, and AIIMS.

Zika virus: Centre issues guidelines; warns against travel to affected areas

In its guidelines, the ministry said that while the disease has not been reported in India, the mosquito which transmits Zika virus, namely Aedes aegypti, also transmits dengue virus, which is widely prevalent in the country.

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Zika virus outbreak: WHO declares it a global public health emergency

The last time WHO declared a public health emergency was for the devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which killed more than 11,000 people.

Zika virus: Health dept to boost surveillance, spread awareness

Zika spreads by the bite of Aedes Aegypti mosquito – that also spreads dengue – a disease that has a high prevalence in north Indian states.

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WHO South-East Asia Region completes 5 yrs without a single wild poliovirus case

These strategies are aimed at addressing all kinds of polio cases, including rare cases of vaccine derived polio.

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Health: Battles won and waged against disease

The food regulatory establishment found itself on the backfoot over both the Maggi controversy and the release of instant noodles by Ramdev’s Patanjali without the necessary certification.

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