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New York: Drones are providing life-saving care to women in remote parts of the southern African country, Botswana, who otherwise may die in childbirth, thanks to support from the United Nations. more
‘End the scourge of neglected tropical diseases’: UN health chief

New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) vowed on Wednesday to “end the scourge of neglected tropical diseases”, which affect more than a billion mainly poor ...

Countries must ‘get their hands dirty’ to stem COVID and prevent future pandemics

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has upended a world embroiled in chaos, unleashing catastrophic health, social and economic consequences along with irreparable harm to humanity, according ...

COVID-19 is not just seasonal, cautions WHO, as ‘first wave’ continues

New York: The COVID-19 virus is likely not impacted by the changing seasons like other respiratory diseases, the UN health agency said on Tuesday, before urging much greater respect for p ...

Following a variety of healthy eating patterns associated with lower heart disease risk: Study

Boston: Greater adherence to a variety of healthy eating patterns was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to new research led by Ha ...

Study examines how Hong Kong managed first wave of COVID-19 without resorting to complete lockdown

Hong Kong : Study suggests testing, contact tracing and population behavioural changes—measures which have less disruptive social and economic impact than total lockdown—can m ...

Amid COVID-19 constraints, UN women’s commission meets to push gender equality forward

New York : Despite constraints imposed by the new coronavirus disease, activists for gender equality gathered at UN Headquarters on Monday for the latest session of the Commission on the ...

Health services for Syrian women caught up in war, foster safety and hope: UNFPA

New York : Continued displacement from conflict-affected areas in northeast Syria leaves women and girls in urgent need of safe spaces, shelter and reproductive health services, according ...

‘No shortcuts to a healthier world’: WHO chief sets out health priorities for the decade

New York : The head of the UN health agency, WHO, has set out his urgent global health challenges for the next ten years – designated the “Decade of Action” by the UN Ge ...

Low cost breast cancer medicine move good news for women: UN health agency

New York: More women could soon have access to an affordable version of an expensive life-saving breast cancer treatment, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.