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Global measles cases up 300 per cent year-on-year: WHO

Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine, but the World Health Organisation (WHO) has in recent months sounded the alarm over slipping global vaccination rates.

‘Packages in Ayushman Bharat unscientific, will lead to compromise on quality’

Taking charge as the new chief of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Pune branch, DR SANJAY PATIL talks to The Indian Express about Ayushman Bharat and other plans of the association


Asia's coal addiction puts chokehold on its air-polluted cities

Nine out of 10 people breathe polluted air, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), a problem that impacts more cities in Asia than anywhere else in the world.

World Health Organisation launches new global influenza strategy

Goal: prevent seasonal influenza, control spread from animals to humans, be ready for pandemic

A programme where mothers help each other recover from perinatal depression in India and Pak: Lancet

Perinatal depression, defined as depression that occurs during pregnancy or within the first year post-partum, affects 5-25 per cent of women. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.

First-ever World Braille Day underscores importance of written language for human rights

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that people who are visually impaired are more likely than those with full sight to experience higher rates of poverty and disadvantages which can amount to a lifetime of inequality.


WHO estimates on pollution deaths based on ‘models and extrapolations’

There is no conclusive data available in the country to establish direct correlation of death/disease exclusively due to air pollution,” he said. “Health effects of air pollution are synergistic manifestation of factors...,” Union Minister Mahesh Sharma said.

The three bin solution

Hazardous, wet and dry domestic waste must be separated. The primary responsibility lies with consumers.

Odisha performance pushed down India’s malaria count for 2017: WHO

According to WHO, by 2017, India accounted for four per cent of the global burden of malaria morbidity.

WHO: Toxic air killed over 1 lakh children in India in 2016

In low and middle-income countries around the world, 98 per cent of all children under five years of age are exposed to PM 2.5 levels above WHO air quality guidelines.

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How pollution killed over 1 lakh children in 2016: News in Numbers

Over 1.25 lakh children in India below the age of five died in 2016 due to the impact of polluted air and almost one in five children who die from toxic air exposure across the world is from India, a new study by the World Health Organisation has sai