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New WHO malaria plan to reduce disease burden by 40pc

World Health Organisation (WHO) member states have agreed to a new global malaria strategy for 2016-30 and approved the organization’s proposed programme budget for 2016-17.   The strategy aims to reduce the global disea

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Ebola cases rise 4-fold in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Ebola has spread further in Guinea and Sierra Leone, with 36 cases in the past week, four times as many cases as the week before, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The findings were a reminder that "this vi

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World on track to contain major epidemics

If current trends continue, the world will have met by the end of this year global targets set by the World Health Organization (WHO) for turning around the epidemics of HIV, malaria and tuberculosis and increasing access to safe drinking water,

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Global vaccination targets ‘off-track’ warns WHO


Global vaccination targets for the year is far off-track with one in five children still missing out on routine life-saving immunisations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases, according to the World Health Orga

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New Ebola cases hit lowest in a year

Thirty confirmed cases of Ebola were reported in West Africa in the past week, the smallest number in nearly a year of the worst ever outbreak of the deadly fever, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. "This is the

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From farm to plate, make food safe: WHO

New data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain, said the World Health Organization (WHO).

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WHO calls on the world to ‘Gear up to End TB’ 


The World Health Organisation has called for ‘global solidarity action’ to support a new 20-year strategy aimed at ending the global tuberculosis epidemic, as countries mark World Tuberculosis Day on March 24.

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Tobacco use ‘declining but action needed to control efforts’



Non-smoking is becoming the new norm worldwide, according to the new online WHO Global Report on Trends in Tobacco Smoking, launched today during the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) which will run till March 21.

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Health top focus at WHO disaster risk forum

Protecting people's health is at the centre of a framework for global action that opened today (March 14) in Sendai, Japan to reduce the risks of disasters. The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Re

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240m people infected with hepatitis B virus: WHO

About 240 million people worldwide have chronic hepatitis B virus with the highest rates of infection in Africa and Asia, according to World Health Organisation (WHO). People with chronic hepatitis B infection, which spreads throu

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