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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.

PMJAY first step towards universal health coverage: WHO deputy DG

PMJAY launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23, covers 500 million people.


A child dies every five seconds, and most are preventable deaths: Report

In sub-Saharan Africa, one in 13 children died before their fifth birthday in 2017. In high-income countries, that number was one in 185, says a report co-led by UNICEF, World Health Organization and World Bank

34 per cent of Indians are insufficiently active, finds Lancet study

In 2016, India ranked 52nd (with 1 being the most inactive, and 168 being the most active) among 168 countries, which means India is in the top third of inactive countries.

Pune group training youths to provide emotional aid, prevent suicides

Every year, more than 1,00,000 people commit suicide in India. Among the various known causes of suicides include family problems, financial distress, professional problems.

A jab or a pill, that is the tuberculosis question

India’s MDR-TB burden is estimated at 79,000. It uses injectables kanamycin, capreomycin and amikacin. Bedaquiline was rolled out in 2016 in a phase-wise control trial.

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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