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World Blood Donor Day being observed today
Jun 14, 2013 The World Health Organisation, WHO, has called upon all countries to obtain hundred per cent of blood supplies from voluntary unpaid donors by 2020.
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International Conference on AIDS
Jun 29, 2011 The 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP 10) is being organised in Busan, Republic of Korea from August 26-30, 2011. The deadline for registration is July 15, 2011
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WHO launches web portal to combat malnutrition
Aug 11, 2011 A new web based information system eLENA by the World Health Oganisation will provide standardised guidelines to governments and healthcare workers to tackle all forms of malnutrition worldwide.
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World Report on the status of malaria
Dec 24, 2010 The World Malaria Report 2010 summarises information received from 106 malaria-endemic countries and highlights continued progress made towards meeting the World Health Assembly (WHA) targets for malaria to be achieved by the end of 2010 and by 2015.
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WHO to step-up health services in remote Afghanistan
Oct 06, 2010 World Health Organisation in association with authorities is looking to increase medical services in the remote Bamiyan province of Afghanistan, which remains inaccessible for months due to harsh winters. Provision of emergency medical supplies, income generating activities, de-worming initiatives and awareness generation are part of the programme.
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Neglected diseases cost India dearly
Oct 18, 2010 WHO has stated that dengue and cysticercosis kill thousands of people and cost India nearly 45 million dollars every year. More often than not, these diseases flourish in unhygienic environments and are strongly linked with poverty.
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India gets lauded for innovative solutions to rural healthcare
Oct 20, 2010 Lancet Infectious Diseases journal praised the Indian government for coming up with the Bachelor of Rural Health Care course to tackle the problem of poor health services in rural areas. Though still awaiting formal clearance, the course aims to train health workers to provide medical care to large parts of rural India.
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Ban urges governments to improve mental healthcare services
Oct 12, 2010 Shortly after United Nations issued guidelines to simplify the process of providing care and treatment of common mental disorders, Secretary-General ban Ki-moon, urged world governments to increase efforts to make mental health care facilities accessible to all.
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UK accused of glossing over TB deaths in South Asia
Jan 06, 2011 Health experts from Bangladesh have accused UK of covering up the deaths of nearly half a million people due to TB in South Asia. They also expressed disappointment over UK’s TB prevention strategy that has focused on stopping the disease from spreading to the West instead of addressing its impact among deprived communities in South Asia.
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Medical tourism and migration strain healthcare in Asia
Feb 02, 2011 Flourishing health tourism in Asian countries is leading to exodus of highly skilled specialists and trained medical staff from rural public health systems to private ones in urban areas and often in other rich countries. The existing ones in rural hinterland have to be imparted proper training to avoid a healthcare crisis.
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Proliferation of inferior medicines being used as excuse to strengthen IPR against poor nations
Feb 04, 2011 While more than 2 billion people lack regular access to affordable and quality medicines, rich countries are tightening Intellectual Property Rights on medicines making it difficult for poor to access good health care, says a report by Oxfam.
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Experts advocate postpartum haemorrhage drug, seek WHO approval
Mar 18, 2011 Health experts are urging the inclusion of misoprostol, a drug for prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) in the WHO’s model list of essential medicines. Proponents cite cost-effectiveness as one of the gains of using the drug in developing nations where PPH is the leading cause of maternal deaths.
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WHO lists 30 top medicines to save mothers and children
Mar 22, 2011 The World Health Organisation announced its first ever list of essential medicines to protect the lives of mothers and children in developing countries. The list of top 30 medicines includes drugs that treat postpartum haemorrhage, pneumonia, high blood pressure and STDs among women, and diarrhoea, malaria and AIDS-related illness among children.
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Drug resistant microbes a cause of global concern: WHO
Apr 08, 2011 The World Health Organisation has urged for a global movement to safeguard antibiotics for future generations. On World Health Day, which was celebrated yesterday, the international body sent out a warning against growing number of antibiotic-resistant “super bugs” and called for greater R&D to combat them.
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Stillbirths haunt poor nations
Apr 14, 2011 A series of studies published in the medical journal Lancet indicates that stillbirths, often unrecorded, account for 2.65 million cases each year globally, a figure higher than AIDS and malaria deaths combined. Rural women in poor countries are worst affected, the study reveals.
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Poor nations now fight non-communicable diseases: WHO
May 18, 2011 The world is making significant progress in improving health indicators to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, new statistics by World Health Organisation say. However, non-communicable diseases have now spread to developing countries with changes in demography.
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World disability report highlights challenges facing millions
Jun 10, 2011 Exclusion of the 1 billion disabled population from the development radar and aid budgets is holding back development, the first global report on disability says.
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WHO urges Asia-Pacific to boost health warnings on cigarettes
Jul 12, 2011 World Health Organisation(WHO) has urged Asia-Pacific countries to use graphic warnings on cigarette packets. A report on global tobacco control marks increasing tobacco consumption prompting WHO to call for a comprehensive ban on their promotion.
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Global polio eradication 'at risk'
Jul 21, 2011 World Health Organisation and partners may miss the 2012 target to eradicate polio, a group of independent health experts warn. Fresh cases continue to resurface in many countries due to weak vaccination campaigns and unstable governments.
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WHO appeals to ban TB blood tests
Jul 22, 2011 The World Health Organisation has denounced the blood tests to detect tuberculosis as unreliable and producing wrong results. This is the first time that the organisation has issued a negative policy recommendation against a practice widely used in tuberculosis care.
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Vitamin A supplements could save thousands of children
Aug 29, 2011 Regular intake of Vitamin A pills by children under five could save 600,000 lives each year in developing countries, claims a research. Around 190 million children suffer from vitamin A deficiency worldwide.
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One dollar per person could curb chronic diseases: WHO
Sep 19, 2011 Inexpensive steps could help low income countries curb the risk of non-communicable diseases accounting for 63% of deaths worldwide, says a new report by World Health Organisation.
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Low income nations illustrate better maternal mortality figures: WHO
Sep 21, 2011 The World Health Organisation commends the progress made by some of the world's lowest income countries towards curbing maternal and child mortality as part of a United Nations strategy to save 16 million lives by 2015.
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Near-zero malarial deaths by 2015, says report
Sep 23, 2011 The Roll Back Malaria Partnership, a conglomerate of over 500 organisations involved in the fight against malaria, claims that deaths from the parasitic disease could be eliminated in the coming decade. But lack of funding and drug resistance may derail progress.
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South Asian cities among the most polluted in the world
Sep 28, 2011 Cities in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh rank among the worst on the planet for harmful micro-particles, while those in the United States and Canada are among the best, according to the first global air pollution survey.
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UN expands childhood vaccination to 37 countries
Sep 28, 2011 Under a United Nations-backed scheme, 37 new developing nations will receive funds for vaccines to fight diarrhea and pneumonia among children. These diseases kill millions of children every year worldwide.
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Jimmy Carter to eradicate guinea worm disease
Oct 07, 2011 Former United States President Jimmy Carter is all set to wipe out guinea worm disease from the world by the end of 2011 by expanding the mission to remote areas of South Sudan. Carter has eradicated 99.9% of disease cases from across twenty-one countries within a time span of 15 years.
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Evictions responsible for Brazilian tribe's suicides
Oct 11, 2011 Brazil's Guarani tribe has a suicide rate 19 times higher than its national average. Loss of land over development are spiking suicide rates of indigenous people world over, says the World Health Organisation.
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Global decline in TB for the first time
Oct 12, 2011 The global death rate of tuberculosis dropped 40% in the last decade, and with lesser cases than before, reveals a report by World Health Organization. The report also notes of an increase in multi-drug-resistant TB cases owing to lack of funds.
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UN urges to shield critical bird flu research
Jan 02, 2012 Publishing of crucial bird flu influenza research could provide bio-terrorists with critical information on deadlier ways of mutating the virus, warns World Health Organisation.
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