New Delhi, Sept 1 (IBNS): Health Ministers of the 11 Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region are meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from Sept 5-9 to set health priorities for the Region, home to nearly a quarter of the worldâ€™s population.
Geneva, July 18 (IBNS) A new WHO report highlights the need to intensify national action to meet the global targets governments have agreed to protect people from heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and lung diseases.
Kolkata/Costa Rica, June 23 (IBNS): Sanofi Pasteur, Sanofi's vaccine division, announced on Thursday that the National Ministry of Health of Costa Rica has approved Sanofi Pasteur's tetravalent dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, to protect individuals 9 to 45 years of age living in endemic areas against all four serotypes of dengue.
Geneva, June 17 (IBNS) The yellow fever vaccine given as one fifth of the regular dose could be used to control an outbreak in case of vaccine shortages.
New Delhi, Jun 15 (IBNS): The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare confirmed on Wednesday that India continues to be polio free as the country has eradicated wild polio virus -- the last case was seen on Jan 13, 2011, and it is more than five years that no wild polio virus has been detected.
New Delhi, May 28 (IBNS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has turned down a call by leading scientists to move or postpone this summer's Rio Olympic Games over the Zika outbreak.
Kolkata, May 19 (IBNS): In a major public health feat, WHO South-East Asia Region has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus with all districts across the 11 countries having reduced the cases to less one than per 1 000 live births.
New Delhi, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A new WHO report released on Tuesday estimates that every year 12.6 million people globally die from diseases and injuries attributable to the environments in which they live and work.
New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations has begun its work of providing international assistance to the Pacific islands of Fiji, hit by a powerful tropical cyclone that left at least 28 people dead and some 14,000 people sheltering in evacuation centres.
Geneva, Feb 1 (IBNS) WHO is calling on governments to rate movies that portray tobacco use in a bid to prevent children and adolescents from starting to smoke cigarettes and use other forms of tobacco.
New York, Jan 15 (IBNS) A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone, reflecting the ongoing risk of new flare-ups of the virus in affected countries, WHO confirmed on Friday.
New York, Sept 26 (IBNS) The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria, leaving the devastating disease endemic in only two countries and bringing the world one major step closer to achieving this goal of ending polio for good.
Kolkata, Sept 9 (IBNS): Cautioning that indiscriminate use of antibiotics and other drugs is increasingly leading to resistance to medicines, persistence of infections, and treatment failure, the World Health Organization has urged member countries in South-East Asia Region to urgently address this threat to public health.
Kolkata, July 29 (IBNS): The World Health Organization on Wednesday called for bolstering efforts for malaria control and elimination by targeting malarial parasites believed to be less fatal, but now causing high disease burden.
Kathmandu, Apr 30 (IBNS): The World Health Organization has stepped-up efforts to deliver critical medical relief to populations outside the Kathmandu valley affected by Saturday's earthquake, with a major focus on reaching injured people and preventing disease outbreaks.