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India has a doctor for every 10,189 people, finds WHO survey

The situation in the national capital is better compared to other states where the ratio stands at 1:2203.

Govt bans use of antibiotic Colistin in animal feed, poultry, aqua farms

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Colistin is a “reserve” antibiotic, which means it is supposed to be considered a “last-resort” option in treatment and used only in the most severe circumstances, when all other alternatives have failed.

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Ebola outbreak in Congo declared international health emergency after more than 1,600 deaths

This is the fifth such declaration in history. Previous emergencies were declared for the devastating 2014-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa that killed more than 11,000 people, the emergence of Zika in the Americas, the swine flu pandemic and polio eradication.

India has over 19.47 lakh doctors: Government tells Lok Sabha

There were 7.88 lakh Ayurveda, Unani and homoeopathy (AUH) doctors in the country and assuming 80 percent availability, the number of doctors available for service would be around 6.30 lakh the minister said.

For third time, WHO declines to declare Ebola outbreak an emergency

With more than 2,100 infected and 1,400 dead, the outbreak centered in eastern Congo is surpassed only by the 2013-16 West Africa outbreak in which more than 28,000 were infected and 11,000 died.

One in four Ebola cases undetected in Congo: WHO

Some 88 infections have been detected each of the last two weeks, down from a peak of 126 weekly in April, and WHO teams are checking 15,000 suspected contacts each day for symptoms.

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CAG Rajiv Mehrishi elected external auditor of WHO

Mehrishi was elected at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva last month with a majority. Apart from India, others competing for the position were the Auditors General of Congo, France, Ghana, Tunisia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Why is Ebola outbreak in Africa's DRC worrying the rest of the world

Since the outbreak of the virus in August 2018, more than 1,11,000 people have been vaccinated in the DRC. Despite the highly potent vaccine, the number of Ebola cases is steadily on the rise.

India's alcohol intake up by 38 per cent in seven years: Lancet study

As a result of increased alcohol consumption and population growth, the total volume of alcohol consumed globally per year has increased by 70 per cent - from 20,999 million litres in 1990 to 35,676 million litres in 2017.

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.

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Air pollution is reducing life expectancy by a year: News in Numbers

Average human life is about one year shorter because of PM2.5 ambient air pollution, with lives shortened by 1.5-2 years in the most polluted Asian and African countries, a new study that uses data from the Global Burden of Disease Project has found. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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

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Air pollution is reducing life expectancy by a year: News in Numbers

Average human life is about one year shorter because of PM2.5 ambient air pollution, with lives shortened by 1.5-2 years in the most polluted Asian and African countries, a new study that uses data from the Global Burden of Disease Project has found. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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