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At African Union Summit, Ban promises UN support to build back Ebola-hit countries

New York, Jan 31 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursdayassured African leaders gathered for a summit in Addis Ababa of the support of the United Nations in helping the countries affected by Ebola "build back stronger than ever," while the head of the UN development agency tasked with leading the Organization's recovery efforts urged the world to stay the course in aiding hard-hit West Africa.

Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield launches ACU

Kolkata, Jan 30 (IBNS): Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield has announced the launch of its Assisted Conception Unit (ACU).

Kolkata: Apollo Gleneagles opens eye-care unit in Gariahat

Kolkata, Jan 29 (IBNS): Hospital group Apollo Gleneagles on Wednesday officially launched their comprehensive eye-care unit at Gariahat area in Kolkata.

27 swine flu deaths in Rajasthan in one month

Jaipur, Jan 28 (IBNS) A sudden spurt in the incidence of swine flu has claimed 27 seen lives over the past one moth in Rajasthan and 100 people are still battling the dreaded viral disease in different hospitals.

Mylan expands Hepatitis C licensing agreement with Gilead

Pittsburgh/Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IBNS): Mylan Inc. on Tuesday announced that its subsidiary Mylan Laboratories Limited is expanding its hepatitis C licensing agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc. to include the non-exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute the investigational NS5A inhibitor GS-5816 and single tablet regimen of sofosbuvir/GS-5816, once approved, in 91developing countries.

UN health agency to hold special weekend session on Ebola; warns against donor fatigue

New York, Jan 24 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday that it will hold a special meeting on Ebola on Sunday, as one of its top officials noted that the outbreak is "still an incredibly dangerous situation" and warned against "a false sense of security" generated by the decline in new cases.

El Salvador: UN rights office welcomes 'ground-breaking' pardon of woman in abortion case

New York, Jan 24 (IBNS) The United Nations human rights office on Friday welcomed the 'ground-breaking decision' of the Salvadorian Legislative Assembly to pardon a young women's 30-year sentence in an abortion case.

Davos: UN launches $1 billion appeal for global Ebola response

New York, Jan 22 (IBNS) The United Nations on Wednesday appealed for $1 billion needed for the first six months of 2015 to sustain the momentum to stamp out Ebola in West Africa, where 'the epidemic has started to turn' in all three of the worst-hit countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Nadda assures all support to Telangana to manage H1N1 cases

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IBNS) In view of the reported cases and deaths from H1N1 influenza from Telangana, the Union Health Minister J P Nadda has reviewed the situation.

Nepal: UN agency continues distribution of emergency health kits to flood survivors

New York, Jan 21 (IBNS) Five months after a series of landslides and subsequent flooding brought devastation to large swathes of Nepal, thousands of survivors continue to remain exposed to bitter temperatures and wintry conditions, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned.

Ten die of swine flu in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IBNS) Swine flu, the dreaded viral disease that rages through Telengana, has claimed 10 lives this month with 3 more deaths being reported.

Mankind Pharma 5th fastest growing company: Report

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IBNS): Within a short span of 20 years, Mankind Pharma, has set the Indian pharmaceutical industry astonished by achieving the rank of 5th largest and fastest growing company of India, according to the IMS Health report.

7 dead of Swine flu in AP and Telengana

Hyderabad, Jan 20 (IBNS) Swine flu continued to afflict Andhra Pradesh and Telengana as 7 people died and 173 affected of the dreaded disease since January 1 with 25 fresh cases being reported on Tuesday.

No new Ebola cases reported in most of Liberia counties over past week – UN

New York, Jan 20 (IBNS) The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) on Mondaywelcomed encouraging statistics recently released by Liberia's Minister of health and Social Welfare that reported that 12 of the country’s 15 counties have had no new cases within

UN health agency urges greater government action against non-communicable diseases

New York, Jan 20 (IBNS) The international community has an opportunity to reverse the global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and prevent the grim annual toll of 16 million people who die of heart and lung diseases, strokes, cancer and diabetes before the age of 70, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) revealed on Monday.