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New York: When good hand hygiene and other infection prevention and control (IPC) measures are followed, 70 per cent of infections can be prevented in health care settings, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report published on Friday. more
WHO calls for end to ‘insidious’ online marketing of baby formula

New York: The $55 billion baby formula industry must end exploitative online marketing targeting parents, particularly mothers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a new report pu ...

A third of the world remains totally unvaccinated against COVID: Tedros

New York: A third of the world’s population has yet to receive a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including a shocking 83 per cent of all Africans, said the head of the World Health ...

WHO publishes first-ever country estimates on unintended pregnancy, abortion

New York: Data analysis on unintended pregnancy and abortion from 150 countries has revealed major disparities in accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare, the UN health agency, WHO, ...

WHO issues new guidelines on abortion to help deliver lifesaving care

New York: New guidelines on abortion are now available from the World Health Organization (WHO), in a bid to prevent more than 25 million unsafe terminations that happen each year.

Over one billion obese people globally, health crisis must be reversed - WHO

New York: On World Obesity Day, marked on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries to do more to reverse what is a preventable health crisis.

WHO alert over childhood cancer inequalities in Europe

New York: Progress in the overall survival rate for children with cancer is uneven across Europe, with a significant proportion of the thousands diagnosed with cancer each year, still dyi ...

New WHO platform promotes global cancer prevention

New York: With one in five people worldwide developing cancer during their lifetimes, prevention of the disease has become one of the most significant public health challenges of the 21st ...

WHO: New guidance on treating complications due to unsafe abortion

New York: New insights into quality of care for girls and women facing medical complications due to unsafe abortion were published on Wednesday by the UN health agency and partners.

Covid pandemic can end in 2022 if comprehensive measures taken: WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Geneva/UNI/Sputnik: The international community can put an end to the coronavirus pandemic in 2022 if it takes comprehensive measures, Director-General of the World Health Organization (W ...