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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
A study has found that new drug carbetocin can prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth thus saving the lives of thousands of women.
WHO classification of gaming as an addiction points to challenges of intricate half-lives, lived out on consoles
Electric vehicles can reduce urban pollution significantly. India needs to offer monetary incentives and other subsidies to manufacturers.
India has registered a significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio, recording a 22 per cent reduction in such deaths since 2013, according to a Sample Registration System bulletin released earlier this week.
A month after the death of the first suspected victim, Kerala seems to be over the hump, having kept off a second wave of infection. But the 2,500 people in quarantine, doctors manning isolation wards, and officials can’t afford to lower their guard. The Indian Express reports from a state on high alert.
India has fast tracked many initiatives aimed at achieving all the four tenets of UHC that is strengthening health systems, improving access to free medicines and diagnostics and reducing catastrophic healthcare spending.
The Indian government is set to hold three more yoga sessions in the UN during the week-long assembly.
The disease — most feared for the internal and external bleeding it can cause in its victims owing to damage done to blood vessels — has already spread to three separate locations covering 60 km (37 miles) or more in Equateur province.
The findings come as the World Health Organisation has announced a new Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Kongo.
The WHO report estimated that nine of 10 people in the world breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Further, according to WHO’s study, ambient air pollution caused about 4.2 million deaths globally in 2016.