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Ebola: reported denial of medical care on ships from West Africa draws UN concern

New York, Nov 11 (IBNS) United Nations and other leading international transport, trade and tourism organizations on Monday expressed concern about the report denial of medical care for ill seafarers on board ships that had previously called at ports in Ebola-affected countries.

Ebola: UN chief hails progress in fight against virus, urges intensified response

New York, Nov 10 (IBNS) The world is on the "right track" to defeating Ebola as the infection rate of the deadly virus shows some signs of slowing in West Africa's most affected areas, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Sunday as he urged the international community to remain constant in fighting the disease until it is completely extinguished.

PM attends valedictory function of the 6th World Ayurveda Congress

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IBNS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the biggest challenge to Ayurveda comes from people who have dedicated their life to it.

UN refines Ebola response amid efforts to bring outbreak under control by 1 December

New York, Nov 8 (IBNS) The United Nations health agency on Fridayannounced a new burial protocol for Ebola victims aimed at reducing the risk of exposure to the disease for family members as they bury their loved ones in accordance with religious rites amid Organization-wide efforts to control the deadly outbreak by a 1 December deadline.

Ebola: UN says experimental vaccine trials in West Africa could begin by January

New York, Nov 7 (IBNS) The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday said the Ebola crisis response “needs to scale up, get better and perform faster,” as the UN health agency reported that if judged safe, larger scale trials of an experimental vaccine could be taken to hard-hit West African countries as early as January 2015.

UN expert panel issues guidelines on rights of women asylum-seekers, refugees

New York, Nov 7 (IBNS) The United Nations committee tasked with monitoring implementation of the global treaty to end all forms of discrimination against women has published a set of guidelines on Thursday to ensure that the challenges faced by women in situations of displacement and statelessness are addressed and their rights enforced.

Govt to push for standardization in Ayurvedic drug production: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IBNS): Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan announced here on Thursday that the government would soon set up a separate Central Drug Controller for traditional medicines with a view to ensuring quality in production standards.

Ebola: UN envoy warns against letting guard down, ‘even for a second’

New York, Nov 5 (IBNS) The UN envoy coordinating the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa said in the Liberian capital on Tuesday that when national governments, partners and communities work together, "dramatic improvement" can be achieved, but cautioned against "even for a second [thinking] that everything is okay."

Opioid overdose claims 70,000 lives each year – UN health agency

New York, Nov 5 (IBNS): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines on Tuesday aimed at reducing the number deaths related to opioid overdose covering a range of drugs – from morphine and heroin to painkillers such as oxycodone – that claim nearly 70,000 lives each year.

Commemorative stamp on liver transplant released

New Delhi, Nov 4 (IBNS): The Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications & IT has brought out a commemorative postage stamp on liver transplantation in India.

UNICEF to boost staff in Ebola-hit countries; UN health chief deplores lagging vaccine research

New York, Nov 4 (IBNS) As the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced on Monday that it plans to boost its staff in countries on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the head of the UN World Health Organization attributed the lack of research into cures and vaccines for Ebola to the fact that the disease has historically been confined to poor African nations.

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals commemorates World Stroke Day

Kolkata, Oct 31 (IBNS) Kolkata's Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals observed the World Stroke Day in the city recently.

SRL's study on Vitamin D declares younger women and men at higher deficiency risk

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IBNS): SRL Diagnostics, a healthcare diagnostics player in India, in its recent study on Vitamin D deficiency, conducted an extensive analysis of Vitamin D reports from 37,010 people from four zones across tropical India, only to discover that Vitamin D deficiency was prevalent in around 69 per cent of the population.

UN Ebola response in West Africa to be bolstered by increase in World Bank funding

New York, Oct 31 (IBNS) The World Bank has announced it is boosting its efforts in assisting health workers fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in the three most-affected countries in West Africa as part of the wider United Nations Ebola crisis response.

Signs of Ebola decline in Liberia offer 'glimmer of hope' UN

New York, Oct 30 (IBNS) The spread of Ebola in Liberia may be slowing, as demonstrated in the decline in burials and sickbed occupancy rates, as well as a plateau in lab-reported new cases in the West African country hardest hit by the virus, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday, while cautioning against drawing premature conclusions.