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UN health agency identifies countries at risk for spread of Ebola

New York, Aug 30 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has identified six countries at risk for spread of the Ebola virus disease, adding that it is working with them to ensure that full surveillance, preparedness and response plans are in place.

Ebola: 887 passengers are tracked by IDSP

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IBNS) The government on Friday said 887 passengers have been tracked for Ebola Virus Disease so far.

Ebola caseload could exceed 20,000 in course of emergency, UN response roadmap shows

New York , Aug 28 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a roadmap that aims to stop Ebola transmissions within six to nine months, but acknowledges the actual number of cases may be much higher than that currently reported and the total caseload could exceed 20,000 over the course of the emergency.

821 passengers being tracked for Ebola: Health Ministry

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IBNS): The Health Ministry on Thursday said that as many as 821 passengers, most of them from Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, were being tracked for Ebola in the country, media reports said.

Ebola: UN-organized workshop aims to boost Africa's defences against deadly disease

New York, Aug 28 (IBNS) A three-day workshop organized by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) aimed at strengthening Africa’s defences against the Ebola outbreak is underway with health experts from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Experts at UN conference call for action to mitigate climate-related health risks

New York, Aug 28 (IBNS) Experts are urging the international community to act fast to reduce climate change and its health consequences at the first-ever global conference on health and climate, which opened on Wednesday at the Geneva headquarters of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).

821 passengers being tracked for Ebola Virus Disease: Govt

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IBNS) The Indian government on Wednesday said as many as 821 passengers have been traced for Ebola Virus Disease so far.

Cabinet approves signing of memorandum of cooperation between India and Japan healthcare sector

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IBNS): The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in the field of healthcare between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan.

Assam flood situation worsens

Guwahati, Aug 27 (IBNS): The overall flood situation in Assam could worsen with heavy rainfall expected in the next 48 hours.

UN health agency calls for regulation of 'e-cigarettes,' curbs on advertising, sales to minors

New York, Aug 27 (IBNS) Electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes, represent an "evolving frontier filled with promise and threat for tobacco control," a new United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) report said on Tuesday, urging regulations to impede their promotion to non-smokers and young people.

Flight restrictions hamper ability to battle Ebola, UN cautions

New York, Aug 26 (IBNS) The United Nations on Monday cautioned against flight restrictions into and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, saying such limitations were preventing the transport of critically-needed health workers and supplies, as well as contributing to economic and diplomatic isolation of the region.

HIV infections on rise among young gay men, other at-risk groups in Thailand: UN study

New York, Aug 26 (IBNS) An estimated 70 per cent of new sexually transmitted infections cases are occurring among young people, especially among men who have sex with men, those involved in sex work and those who inject drugs in Thailand, where “social media, online dating websites and mobile application make it much easier for young people to meet others in order to engage in casual sex,” says a new United Nations report.

"Renewable energy a win-win solution for India's energy security challenge"

New Delhi,Aug 25 (IBNS): Former Union Minister Suresh P Prabhu on Monday released a series of reports on 'Renewable Energy Jobs and Finance' published by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Howrah hospital treats two challenging cardiac cases

Kolkata, August 25 (IBNS): Howrah hospital Westbank Narayana Heart Centre has successfully treated two of its most challenging cardiac cases, its youngest patient (eight months-old) and the oldest patient (85-year-old).

British Ebola patient flying to UK

London, Aug 24 (IBNS) The United Kingdom on Sunday said one its nationals, who had contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, is being flown back to the UK.