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UN declares emergency to stem potential resurgence of polio

New York, May 6 (IBNS): The spread of polio in countries where it was once eradicated is an "extraordinary event" and unless an international coordinated response is urgently put in place, the preventable disease will resurge, the United Nations health agency on Monday warned.

Kolkata to host World Congress on Public Health

Kolkata, Apr 27 (IBNS) Kolkata will host the 14th World Congress on Public Health in February, 2015, announced the organising committee at a curtain-raiser on Saturday. It has been more than three decades since the city hosted the prestigious event which is held every three years at different locales across the world.

UN kicks off annual global immunization campaign

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): While some 80 percent of children around the world, or 110 million infants, are receiving life-saving vaccinations each year, "one in five - more than 22 million children - not being vaccinated is too much for us," according to the World Health Organization at the start of World Immunization Week 2014.

WHO issues hepatitis C treatment guidelines

New York, Apr 10 (IBNS): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people, in a bid to help improve access to more effective and safer medicines to those who need them.

VV Mineral launches health campaign

Tuticorin, Apr 8 (IBNS) In its ongoing endeavor to create a healthy life of all its employees, workers and community, the management and employees at various establishments of V.V. Mineral (VVM) observed 'World Health Day' on Monday.

UN urges countries to combat vector-borne diseases

New York, Apr 8 (IBNS): Warning that a "small bite can carry a big threat," the United Nations family is marking World Health Day by urging the international community to back a global health agenda that gives higher priority to controlling the spread of vector-borne diseases, a step towards ensuring that no one in the 21st century would die from the bite of a mosquito or a tick.