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Glug, glug, gone: Alcohol kills an Indian every 96 minutes

May 25, 2016

Glug, glug, gone: Alcohol kills an Indian every 96 minutes

As debate over alcohol bans grows across India, 15 people die every day–or one every 96 minutes–from the effects of drinking alcohol. #Tamil Nadu #ConnectTheDots #J. Jayalalithaa #WHO #bIhar #NCRB #Alcohol #World Health Organisation #National Crime Records Bureau
Zika crisis fuelled by massive policy failure, says WHO chief

May 23, 2016

Zika crisis fuelled by massive policy failure, says WHO chief

The spiraling crisis surrounding the Zika virus is due to decades of policy failures on mosquito control and poor access to family planning services, the World Health Organisation said on Monday. #NewsTracker #Health #WHO #World Health Organisation #Zika #FHealth #The spread of Zika
Threat of Zika virus in Europe is low to moderate: WHO

May 18, 2016

Threat of Zika virus in Europe is low to moderate: WHO

People travelling to all areas at risk of Zika virus spread are being told to pay attention to health advice. #NewsTracker #Europe #Germany #WHO #Switzerland #Italy #Vatican City #World Health Organisation #aedes mosquito #Zika Virus #Zika
WHO calls emergency meeting on yellow fever outbreak

May 17, 2016

WHO calls emergency meeting on yellow fever outbreak

The WHO will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday on the yellow fever outbreak that has hit hardest in Angola but risks spreading further if vaccinations are not ramped up. #NewsTracker #Health #WHO #yellow fever #Angola #FHealth #yellow fever outbreak #Congo yellow fever #Angola yellow fever
Abortion rates drop to a record low in developed nations: study

May 13, 2016

Abortion rates drop to a record low in developed nations: study

Abortion rates in the developed world have dropped dramatically to a record low, but only fallen slightly in developing nations, a new global study said. #NewsTracker #WHO #Abortions #Xinhua News Agency #Eastern Europe #Guttmacher Institute
Four of five cities with the worst air pollution are Indian: WHO

May 12, 2016

Four of five cities with the worst air pollution are Indian: WHO

India is home to four of the five cities in the world with the worst air pollution, the WHO said on Thursday. #India #New Delhi #NewsTracker #UN #WHO #Iran #Cities #Air pollution
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