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WHO launches bid to tackle inequalities behind global breast cancer threat

New York: A UN-led global initiative to tackle breast cancer could save 2.5 million lives by 2040, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, just ahead of World Cancer Day.

Mumbai: Teenage girl undergoes India’s first successful unilateral hand transplant

Mumbai: A team of doctors performed a successful unilateral hand transplant on a teenage girl on Friday, the first such procedure in the country.

Fake medicines kill almost 500,000 sub-Saharan Africans a year: UNODC report

New York: Trafficked medical products kill almost half a million sub-Saharan Africans every year, and action is needed to stem the flow, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) states in its new threat assessment report.

African leaders commit to end AIDS among children by 2030

UN agencies have welcomed a pledge by 12 African countries to end AIDS in children by 2030, announced on Wednesday at a meeting in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Australian scientists make breakthrough in Alzheimer's research

Canberra: A team from Australia's national science agency has used artificial intelligence to make a breakthrough in Alzheimer's disease research.

Tedros: COVID-19 remains an international health threat

New York: The head of the UN health agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Monday that COVID-19 is still a global health threat and that now is not the time to declare the pandemic over.

WHO calls for more action to end ‘cycles of poverty and stigma’ related to tropical diseases

New York: More countries have worked to eliminate dengue, leprosy and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) over the past decade, but greater efforts and investment are needed in the face of pandemic-related disruptions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

More countries eliminate neglected tropical diseases but investments key to sustain progress

Geneva: Today, on World Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Day, WHO releases a new progress report, entitled “Global report on neglected tropical diseases 2023” highlighting the progress and challenges in delivering NTD care worldwide, against a backdrop of COVID-19-related disruptions.

India gets its first covid nasal vaccine iNCOVACC manufactured by Bharat Biotech

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya and Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh Thursday launched the world's first COVID-19 intranasal vaccine, iNCOVACC.

Mali: WHO doctor seized by ‘unidentified assailants’, as UNHCR raises alarm over continuing violence

New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement deploring the abduction of a doctor working for the UN health agency in the town of Menaka, in eastern Mali, by unknown assailants on Monday.

WHO calls for action to totally eliminate trans fat, ‘a toxic chemical that kills’

New York: Despite recent progress towards eliminating trans fat from food, some five billion people remain unprotected from its harmful impacts, thus increasing their risk of heart disease and death, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

$2.54 billion needed to tackle unprecedented health needs in 2023: WHO

New York: Two-and-a-half billion dollars: that’s how much funding the UN World Health Organization (WHO) will need across its operations this year, it said on Monday, to help a record number of people facing disease and starvation.

Japan reports monthly record of over 8,000 Covid-related deaths in Jan

Tokyo: Japan has faced a new surge of COVID-related deaths, with 8,103 fatalities recorded in January so far, the highest monthly tally since the start of the pandemic, data from the Japanese Health Ministry showed.

Bharat Biotech's intranasal COVID-19 vaccine to be launched on Republic Day

Bhopal: Hyderabad-based vaccine maker Bharat Biotech is all set to launch its intranasal COVID-19 vaccine iNCOVACC on January 26, the company's chairman and managing director Krishna Ella said here on Saturday.

Japan authorities sound alert over new bird flu outbreak

Tokyo: Nearly 140,000 chickens will be culled in Japan’s Chiba Prefecture amid a fresh bird flu outbreak, local authorities say.