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WHO to release new package to improve treatment of multidrug-resistant TB

Since 2000, 54 million lives have been saved, and TB deaths have fallen by one-third. But 10 million people still fall ill with TB each year, with too many missing out on vital care.

Why Congo's Ebola outbreak still going strong

Congo's health ministry reports 759 cases, including 705 confirmed ones and 414 confirmed deaths. Ebola is spread via infected bodily fluids, including those of the dead.


Pollution, drug resistance, dengue: What’s on WHO 2019 threats list

What do the ten threats to global health in 2019 mean for India, and where does the country stand on tackling each?

Air pollution and climate change are global threats in 2019: WHO

This year, the United Nations Climate Summit in September will aim to strengthen climate action and ambition worldwide. Even if all the commitments made by countries for the Paris Agreement are achieved, the world is still on a course to warm by more than 3°C this century.

India, 15 African countries account for 80 per cent of world's malaria cases: WHO

The World Health Organization's (WHO) 2018 World malaria report, however, in an encouraging note said that India was the only country to report progress in reducing its malaria cases in 2017 as compared with 2016.

A Matter of Dignity

As the number of its elderly increases, India needs strategies to deal with dementia.


Cure In Progress

Deliberations at UN show resolve to address public health challenges at highest level.

WHO to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak as death toll soars

Ebola spreads through contact with the bodily fluids of its victims. The health ministry said 73 patients had received new experimental treatments. Of them, just over half recovered, 20 were still in hospital and the rest died.

Suicide kills more people than war every year: Survey

According to the annual survey of Our World in Data, the number of deaths through suicide is more than double the number of deaths through terrorism, war, conflict, and executions throughout the world.

World Contraception Day 2018: Theme and objective of the day dedicated to population control

Promotion of family planning and ensuring access to preferred contraceptive methods for women and couples is essential to securing the well-being of people around the world.