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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.


Tuberculosis remains world's deadliest infectious disease: WHO

WHO, in its latest 2018 Global TB Report, says countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030 and calls for an unprecedented mobilization of national and international commitments.

First time, under-five mortality rate same as global average

The under-five mortality of the girl child is 2.5 per cent higher (40 deaths per 1,000 live births) than the under-five mortality of the boy child (39 deaths per 1,000 live births).

New drug to save women's lives from post-childbirth bleeding says World Health Organization

A study has found that new drug carbetocin can prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth thus saving the lives of thousands of women.

Playing too hard

WHO classification of gaming as an addiction points to challenges of intricate half-lives, lived out on consoles