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Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals observes World Heart Day

Kolkata, Sept 29 (IBNS): Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals celebrated World Heart Day 2014 through a unique initiative this year.

World Heart Day: Harsh Vardhan urges disciplined lifestyle

New Delhi, Sept 28 (IBNS): Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday announced a series of focused government campaigns centred on major communicable and non-communicable diseases.

World Heart Day: Harsh Vardhan urges disciplined lifestyle

New Delhi, Sept 28 (IBNS): Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday announced a series of focused government campaigns centred on major communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Kolkata comes together to walk for a healthier heart

Kolkata, Sept 28 (IBNS): To observe the World Heart Day, over 2000 conscious citizens of Kolkata gathered at Mohor Kunja on Sunday to tread on a symbolic two kilometer path called ‘Walk for Your Heart’, a humble initiative by the BM Birla Heart Research Centre (BMBHRC), a part of the CK Birla Hospitals.

OPPI hosts its 48th Annual General Meeting

Mumbai / Kolkata, Sept 27 (IBNS): The Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) hosted its 48th Annual General Meeting in Mumbai on Saturday.

Ebola: UN mission readies to start work as virus death toll surpasses 3,000

New York, Sept 27 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said it is intensifying its cooperation with a wide range of partners trying to accelerate work on experimental therapies and vaccines as it announced that Ebola has now sickened more than 6,500 and killed more than 3,000.

UN chief to leaders: 'The world can and must stop Ebola – now'

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) "The world can and must stop Ebola – now," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told world leaders gathered at a special meeting held on Thursday at the United Nations to speed up the global response to the outbreak that has evolved from a public health crisis into a threat to peace and security.

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham joins UN effort to achieve world free of HIV

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Thursday appointed British fashion designer Victoria Beckham as its International Goodwill Ambassador, with a focus on women and children affected by the virus.

As host of UN hub against Ebola, Ghana calls for cooperated efforts to halt outbreak

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) We cannot afford to let fear keep us away, the President of Ghana on Thursday told the United Nations General Assembly calling for a sustained, coordinated international effort to stem the outbreak of the Ebola virus which he calls a "disease of isolation."

South Africa's President pledges to support Ebola-affected nations, conflict-ridden countries

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) The recent outbreak of Ebola in West African has exposed the lack of infrastructure and limited resources in Africa, said South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday as he pledged to continue, in every possible way, to assist the people and Governments of hardest-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Ebola crisis highlights need for strong resourceful states, Kenyan leader tells UN assembly

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) The Ebola epidemic now sweeping several West African countries underlines the imperative to build strong States that can withstand crises and respond to emergencies," Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday on the opening day of its annual high-level segment.

Ban to convene meeting of world leaders on tackling Ebola outbreak

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced he will convene a meeting of world leaders this week on a response to the Ebola outbreak as new studies warn of an exponential climb in the coming weeks unless swift action is taken to control the spread of the virus.

Ebola: As global response lags, UN warns 20,000 may be infected by November

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Unless efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are ramped up, more than 20,000 people could be infected by early November, according to a joint United Nations study published on Tuesday that predicts number of cases will climb exponentially.

Advance team of UN mission for Ebola response arrives in West Africa

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) Laying the groundwork for the effective and coherent action necessary to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has sickened more than 5,800 people and killed some 2,800, an advance team of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response arrived on Monday in Accra, Ghana to set up the operation's headquarters.

Newly-detected bird flu in Southeast Asia poses threat to animal health, people's livelihoods

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday warned that a recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus detected in poultry in Southeast Asia presents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored.