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May 25, 2017
India's generics project can bring down medicine costs globally, says WHO India chiefIndia is already the world's pharmacy, exporting quality generic medicines and vaccines, said Henk Bekedam, WHO India head.
May 23, 2017
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the new WHO chief, the first African to get top jobTedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian health minister, has been chosen to head the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is the first African to do so since the creation of the United Nations agency in 1948.
May 20, 2017
India's health budget among the smallest globally; maternal mortality rate one of the highest in South Asia: WHOIndia grapples with one of the highest Maternal Mortality Rates (MMR) in South East Asia, has one of the highest incidences of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) but has one of the smallest health budgets globally, a new WHO report shows.
May 19, 2017
Congo has 29 suspected cases of deadly Ebola virus, says World Health OrganisationDakar: The World Health Organization says Congo now faces 29 suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus.
May 16, 2017
Road accidents are the biggest killers of teenagers in the world: WHORoad injuries are the biggest killer of teenagers globally, according to a latest WHO report.
May 12, 2017
Taiwan not invited to World Health Organisation assembly, but negotiations go onGeneva: The World Health Organisation says it does not plan to invite a delegation from Taiwan to attend its upcoming annual assembly, for the first time since 2009.
May 12, 2017
Amitabh Bachchan appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for HepatitisAmitabh Bachchan, who also led the Polio eradication campaign, is a conqueror of Hepatitis B.
May 02, 2017
United Nations: 1.4 mn children acutely malnourished in Somalia in 2017Geneva: Somalia, hit by drought and on the verge of famine, will count 1.4 million acutely malnourished children by the end of the year, up 50 percent from late 2016, the UN said on Tuesday.
Apr 25, 2017
India swaps 40-yr-old definition of blindness for WHO criteria: Move may allow blanket discrimination against visually impairedLast week, as per a notification issued by the Union Health Ministry, India embraced the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) definition of blindness, and changed its four-decade old criteria of what blindness should be. In the process, India would drastically bring down the number of people who will be considered ‘blind’ in the country.
Apr 20, 2017
India swaps 40-yr-old definition of blindness for WHO criteria: 40 lakh people will no longer be classified 'legally blind'India has changed its over four-decade-old definition of blindness, bringing it in line with the WHO criteria, a step that would drastically bring down the number of people considered "blind" in the country.