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Grow Food and Not Tobacco; WHO

With hunger spreading worldwide and tobacco responsible for eight million deaths each year, countries should stop subsidizing tobacco crops and help farmers grow food, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

IPSN to Detect And Prevent Infectious Disease Threats

In a bid to protect people everywhere from infection disease threats, through the power of pathogen genomics, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched a new global network named International Pathogen Surveillance Network (IPSN).

By 2050, NCD to Account for 86 Percent Deaths Each Year

With non-communicable diseases (NCDs) claiming around three quarters of all lives lost each year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and respiratory illnesses would account for 86 per cent of deaths each year by 2050. This would be a staggering 90 per cent increase in absolute numbers, since 2019.

Life Expectancy Still Rising

Since 2000, the improvements in maternal and child health, decline of infectious diseases and a lowered risk of premature deaths from NCDs and injuries increased life expectancy across the world, said the World Health Organisation (WHO).

6.9 million COVID-19 deaths till 2023

The World Health organisation in its latest World Health Statistics reported over 759 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nearly 6.9 million reported COVID-19 deaths globally up to March 11, 2023. However, the true toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is significantly higher as it has indirectly affected mortality through mechanisms such as disruptions to health-care services and changes in care-seeking behaviours,

Cholera Back? 100 Crore in 43 Countries at Risk

Is cholera, which was on the verge of a decline for decades, staging a comeback? Yes, the deadly pandemic is making a resurgence. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) gave a new threat call on cholera. They stated the deadly pandemic is on a comeback.

After three COVID years, Health Systems Show Recovery Signs

Three years into COVID-19, health systems in most countries have started showing the first major signs of recovery, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Covid 19 no longer a Global Threat

Covid 19 is no longer a global threat with the World Health Organisation declaring an end to the pandemic as a public...

PRET; The Preparation For Future Pandemics

With the world still reeling under zoonotic and other influenza, the WHO has come up with a new initiative that provides guidance on integrated planning for responding to any respiratory pathogen such as influenza or coronaviruses.

One in Six Affected by Infertility

One in six people across the world is affected by infertility and access to affordable care is insufficient, warned the World Health...