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21 countries could be malaria-free by 2020, reports WHO

Apr 26, 2016

21 countries could be malaria-free by 2020, reports WHO

Six countries in Africa, the continent where malaria is most widespread, could be free of the disease by 2020, according to a WHO report. #World #NewsTracker #Health #WHO #South Africa #Africa #Zimbabwe #malaria #Algeria #World Malraia Day #Swaziland
WHO warns of risk of 'marked increase' in Zika cases around the world; outbreak declines in Brazil

Apr 25, 2016

WHO warns of risk of 'marked increase' in Zika cases around the world; outbreak declines in Brazil

Largely contained to Latin America and the Caribbean, Zika's range is likely to expand as summer arrives in the northern hemisphere — and with it virus-transmitting mosquitoes. #Brazil #NewsTracker #Paris #UN #WHO #Mosquito #Zika #Aedes
WHO launches strategy to attain leprosy-free world by 2020

Apr 21, 2016

WHO launches strategy to attain leprosy-free world by 2020

Aiming a "world free of leprosy" by 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday launched a global strategy to combat the disease #NewsTracker #Health #WHO #Leprosy #FHealth #leprosy free world
Depressing state of mental health: 50% increase in cases since 1990, but investment by govt remains abysmal

Apr 14, 2016

Depressing state of mental health: 50% increase in cases since 1990, but investment by govt remains abysmal

In spite of huge costs to the economy, investments by governments in improving the mental health of its population is abysmal. #Economy #ConnectTheDots #WHO #suicide #depression #The Lancet Psychiatry #Shekhar Saxena #Psychosocial
On eve of World Health Day, WHO claims number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980

Apr 06, 2016

On eve of World Health Day, WHO claims number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980

To curb the intensifying burden of diabetes, huge efforts were needed to change "eating and physical activity habits," WHO said. #India #NewsTracker #World Health Organization #WHO #Diabetes #Insulin
Ebola no longer world health emergency but 'complacency at this stage would be wrong', says WHO

Mar 29, 2016

Ebola no longer world health emergency but 'complacency at this stage would be wrong', says WHO

WHO's announcement about Ebola also comes as the organisation fights the Zika virus that has prompted concern in the Americas. #NewsTracker #World Health Organization #WHO #Liberia #Sierra Leone #Ebola #Guinea #Zika
Sierra Leone Ebola flare-up over, virus not spreading in West Africa

Mar 17, 2016

Sierra Leone Ebola flare-up over, virus not spreading in West Africa

The latest flare-up of Ebola in Sierra Leone has ended, leaving no confirmed cases of the virus in West Africa, the UN said on Thursday, hailing a "milestone" in the fight against the outbreak. #NewsTracker #Health #WHO #Africa #Liberia #Sierra Leone #Ebola #Guinea #FHealth
One in four deaths worldwide occur due to environmental factors: WHO

Mar 15, 2016

One in four deaths worldwide occur due to environmental factors: WHO

One in four deaths worldwide are due to environmental factors like air, water and soil pollution, as well as unsafe roads and workplace stress, WHO said. #World #Life #Environment #NewsTracker #WHO #Study #Pollution #Margaret Chan #Shareworthy
Now, a surveillance network to track newborns with defects

Mar 04, 2016

Now, a surveillance network to track newborns with defects

The WHO has set up a Newborn and Birth Defect Surveillance network, a initiative to keep a track of newborns with defects across the globe. #NewsTracker #WHO #World Health Organisation #Newborn and Birth Defect Surveillance network