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Jul 01, 2017
Yemen cholera death toll rises to 1,500 since April; about 250,000 people infected: WHOThe World Health Organization says a rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed 1,500 lives since April and is suspected of sickening 246,000 people.
Jul 01, 2017
Tedros Adhanom becomes WHO's first African director to take over UN health agencyThe 52-year-old is the first African to head the WHO and he takes over from Margaret Chan of China, who led it for nearly 10 years.
Jun 21, 2017
Aadhaar now mandatory for tuberculosis patients to avail govt benefitsPeople suffering from tuberculosis will have to compulsorily submit their Aadhaar number to avail benefits under a central government scheme.
Jun 19, 2017
Newborn declared dead by hospital staff, found to be alive before burial in DelhiIn a case of negligence, a newborn was allegedly declared "dead" by the staff of a central government hospital on Sunday, but was found to be alive just before the infant was to be buried.
Jun 14, 2017
Mental Healthcare Law: Drastically changes understanding of illness, but will it be effective?False incarceration of persons accused of suffering from mental illness has been a long-standing issue.
Jun 13, 2017
Kerala govt to work with United Nations to eradicate hunger, malnutritionKerala government will collaborate with the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) to make the state 'hunger and malnutrition-free'.
Jun 12, 2017
UN report: 279 people in Sudan killed from suspected diarrhoea since August 2016At least 279 people have died and thousands sickened in Sudan from suspected acute diarrhoea since August, UN agencies said.
Jun 07, 2017
WHO categorises antibiotics to promote rational use, combat anti-microbial resistanceIn a significant revision of antibiotics in the essential medicines' list, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended grouping the drugs into three categories on the basis of their usage to promote their rational use as well as combat anti-microbial resistance.
Jun 05, 2017
Govt drafting national policy for AYUSH, to make India global destination for traditional medicineThe government is drafting a national policy for AYUSH and hopes to launch it by October this year
May 31, 2017
World No Tobacco Day: One million Indians die annually due to tobacco consumptionSmoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year