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  • India declared maternal and neonatal tetanus-free: Narendra Modi

    The World Health Organisation has declared that mothers and newborns in India are free from tetanus at the time of birth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in New Delhi on Thursday

  • WHO working to incorporate yoga into universal healthcare

    The World Health Organisation is closely working with centres in India and across the world to support the unique knowledge of yoga with scientific evidence and incorporate it into universal healthcare approaches

  • 10 interesting facts about blood donation

    Voluntary blood donations or transfusions has saved millions of lives over the years. On World Blood Donor Day we present some interesting trivia on this 'global act of charity'

  • MERS cases in South Korea rise to 95

    The South Korean health ministry on Tuesday said there were eight more cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the total to 95

  • World Health Day: Measures to ensure food safety and a healthy lifestyle

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated "Food safety: from farm to plate, make food safe" as the theme of this year's World Health Day...

  • Health Ministry launches anti-tobacco advts featuring Rahul Dravid

    Health Ministry today launched anti-tobacco public advertisements and posters featuring former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid with an aim to encourage millions of young tobacco users to refrain from the deadly habit

  • Need political will to fight drug resistance, Ebola: WHO

    The World Health Organisation's Southeast Asia Regional Office (SEARO) has called for heightened political will to tackle emerging threats of non-communicable diseases (NCD), microbial drug resistance and Ebola-like disease outbreaks in the region

  • Number of new Ebola cases rises for first time in 2015: WHO

    The weekly number of new Ebola cases registered across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone rose in the last week of January, marking the first hike in 2015, the World Health Organisation has said

  • New Ebola cases lowest in seven months: WHO

    The number of new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the three worst-affected countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia has fallen to the lowest level since late June, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Thursday

  • Ebola virus toll nearly 8,800: WHO

    The number of people killed by the Ebola virus disease has reached 8,795, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said

  • Ebola death toll passes 7,500: WHO

    More than 7,500 people have now died from the Ebola virus, as the number of cases climbs towards 20,000, the World Health Organisation said today

  • Bans causing decline in gutka consumption: WHO study

    There are strong indications that state-level laws banning gutka are leading to a decrease in its consumption, with nearly 49 percent respondents admitting to having consumed less since the ban, according to a WHO study

  • 'Ebola vaccine showing promising results'

    Two Ebola vaccines undergoing clinical trials have shown promising results and would be deployed in January 2015 to West African countries affected by the epidemic, a scientist from Oxford University said Monday

  • Health special: Why World Toilet Day is observed globally

    19th November is observed globally as World Toilet Day by members of the World Toilet Organisation as it happens to be the organisation's founding day...

  • WHO team to inspect Ebola prevention in Bahrain

    A World Health Organisation (WHO) team will embark on a visit to Bahrain Sunday to assess its readiness to deal with the Ebola disease, a Bahraini health official said Saturday

  • WHO outlines safe burial protocol for Ebola victims

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has unveiled a new WHO protocol for safe and dignified burials of people who die from the Ebola virus, emphasising the inclusion of family members and encouraging religious rites as an essential part of the burial process

  • Number of Ebola cases crosses 10,000: WHO

     The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed Saturday that the number of Ebola cases has risen to more than 10,000 in the eight affected countries, two of which, Nigeria and Senegal, had recently been declared free of the virus

  • Ebola infected child from Mali dead

    The authorities in Mali have confirmed the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl, a media report said Saturday

  • Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccines to be ready in 2015: WHO

    Assistant Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) Marie-Paule Kieny Friday said hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccines might be ready for use in the first half of 2015 to turn the tide against the deadly epidemic

  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W Africa in January

    Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said today