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WHO says 'bit too early' to declare coronavirus a global emergency

January 24, 2020 9:46 am

Health officials fear the transmission rate could accelerate as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel at home and abroad during week-long holidays for the Lunar New Year, which begins on Saturday.

Worldwide, the number of men using tobacco products has finally started to decline: WHO

December 20, 2019 9:21 am

Four out of five tobacco users globally are men, so declines of tobacco consumption in males marks a turning point for the fight against tobacco.

Insulin availability in Bengaluru below WHO standards: study

October 28, 2019 7:17 am

In the study, published recently in the BMC Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, researchers have identified a series of challenges constraining access to insulin — an essential, life-saving medicine for people with diabetes — in Bengaluru region.

WHO paper praises govt for ‘commitment’ to health

October 10, 2019 3:19 am

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday released the strategy document, which stated, “In the past few years, the government of India has placed health high on its political agenda and made a commitment to make significant increases in public spending in health."

The place between breaths

October 01, 2019 8:20 am

As World Mental Health Day draws close (October 10), a look at diverse individuals trying to help break the stigma by understanding, innovating and attempting to cure mental health issues

WHO calls for suicide prevention strategy as global rate dips

September 10, 2019 10:32 am

From 2010 to 2016, the global suicide rate fell by nearly 10% to 10.5 per 100,000 people. However, the number of deaths remained stable due to population growth.

3.7 million lives could be saved by 2025 if health services ramp up nutrition actions: WHO

September 05, 2019 10:29 am

The guide aims to address the “double burden” of treating people who are underweight and overweight, and provide countries with a roadmap for better interventions.

WHO says eradicating malaria "can be done", but first aim is to control it

August 23, 2019 7:30 am

Malaria infected around 219 million people in 2017 and killed around 435,000 of them - the vast majority of them babies and children in the poorest parts of Africa.

Delhi: WHO building from 1962 razed to make way for new design, M F Husain mural inside saved

July 31, 2019 2:14 am

The WHO headquarters was built by Padma Bhushan recipient architect Habib Rahman, who was a senior architect with the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) at the time.

‘Need counter-view from policy makers on vaccine hesitancy’

July 30, 2019 2:51 am

According to WHO, vaccine hesitancy refers to delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite availability of vaccination services.


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

November 01, 2018 9:35 am

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