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Nova IVI Fertility organizes CME in Kolkata

Kolkata, Dec 21 (IBNS) Nova IVI Fertility organised a continuing medical education (CME) in Kolkata to discuss the latest updates in Assisted Reproductive Technology on Sunday.

Ban visits Ebola-hit West Africa, says zero cases "must be everyone's goal"

New York, Dec 20 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that there is reason to be "cautiously optimistic" about defeating the Ebola crisis in West Africa, as he made a series of visits to countries most-affected by the unprecedented outbreak, which has sickened some 18,000 people and killed close to 7,000 others throughout the region.

People lose eyesight after cataract operation in Himachal camp

Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IBNS) At least ten people have lost their vision after undergoing cataract operation in an eye camp in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district in March this year, said media reports on Saturday.

Ebola: 'Regrettable loss' caused by warehouse fire in Guinea

New York, Dec 19 (IBNS) A fire engulfed a United Nations warehouse in Guinea on Thursday that contained medicines and laboratory materials used for the fight against Ebola, causing no casualties but "a regrettable loss" in supplies, which the UN mission there vowed to quickly replace. An investigation into the fire was underway.

Three people die of swine flu in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Dec 18 (IBNS): At least three people have lost their lives due to swine flu in Hyderabad in the last two days, reports said.

Three die of swine flu in Hyderabad: Reports

Hyderabad, Dec 18 (IBNS) At least three people died in Hyderabad from swine flu, said a report in NDTV.

Ebola: UN says health workers in Sierra Leone to receive hazard pay using mobile money

New York, Dec 17 (IBNS): Response workers battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will receive "hazard pay" for the first time in Sierra Leone using mobile money because "unless there is a certain element of incentives, or danger pay, it’s very difficult to attract and retain people," the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today.

89 percent of smokeless tobacco users stay in South-east Asia

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IBNS): South-east Asia suffers from tremendous use of smokeless tobacco, with 89 percent of the world’s smokeless users staying here, a report released here said.

UN meeting urges critical improvements to health systems of Ebola-affected countries

New York, Dec 13 (IBNS) The international community must help Ebola-affected countries reboot their health systems so that they emerge from the current crisis more resilient and more focused on prevention efforts than ever before, a high-level meeting coordinated by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva heard on Friday.

Ebola response must include efforts to bolster health systems – UN Economic, Social Council chief

New York, Dec 12 (IBNS): While the priority is to stop the Ebola outbreak, measures must also ensure that the emergency response is linked to longer-term efforts to strengthen health systems in those countries hit the hardest, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) said on Thursday.

Tens of millions of elderly are abused each month – UN health agency reports

New York, Dec 11 (IBNS) Millions of elderly people report significant abuse each month, “an important public health problem” expected to increase in many countries as the number of people aged 60 and older is forecasted to reach about 1.2 billion by the year 2025, the World Health Organization reported today.

UN congratulates frontline workers battling Ebola in West Africa

New York, Dec 11 (IBNS) The United Nations on Wednesdaycongratulated the front line workers in the field battling Ebola on their well-deserved recognition as Time “Person of the Year,” while countries affected by the outbreak and their partners met to ensure cases do not cross borders and to lay the foundation for resilient health systems respectively.

Healthcare Payer COOs say advanced operating models can positively impact strategic challenges

New York, Dec 10 (IBNS): Genpact Limited, a global leader in designing, transforming, and running intelligent business process operations, has released the healthcare industry findings excerpted from its survey of 920 senior executives.

Ebola: UN envoy says intense response needed for western Sierra Leone and Guinea-Mali border

New York, Dec 10 (IBNS): The United Nations, working with its national and international partners to halt the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, is currently focusing attention on bringing down the high levels of transmission in western Sierra Leone and ensuring that cases do not cross the border from Guinea into neighbouring Mali, the UN Special Envoy on Ebola Dr. David Nabarro said on Tuesday.

Paying out-of-pocket for healthcare leads to 'deep impoverishment' – UN report

New York, Dec 10 (IBNS): Some 80 per cent of the population across 44 countries lives without any health protection, essentially being deprived of the right to healthcare simply because they cannot afford it, according a new report released by the International Labour Organization (ILO).