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New York: More than 236,000 people die annually from drowning - among the leading causes of death for those aged one to 24 years, and the third leading cause of injury deaths worldwide overall - the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, urging everyone to “do one thing” to save lives. more
WHO declares monkeypox global health emergency as cases rise

The World Health Organisation has declared the rapidly spreading monkeypox disease a global health emergency, which is its highest level of alert, WHO's Director-General Tedros Adhano ...

WHO Monkeypox is not presently a global public health emergency

New York: The monkeypox outbreak does not currently constitute a global public health concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday, though “intense response efforts ...

WHO to ascertain if Monkeypox should be declared ‘Emergency of International Concern’

New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday that the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee has been convened due to the spread of the Mon ...

At least 643 cases of Monkeypox detected across 26 non-endemic states, says WHO

Geneva/UNI/Sputnik: At least 643 monkeypox cases in humans have been registered in 26 non-endemic countries by early June, Emerging Diseases and Zoonoses Lead at the World Health Organiza ...

WHO cautions monkeypox spread may not be contained

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently not confident that the spread of monkeypox can be completely contained, Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said.

WHO upgrades global monkeypox threat to 'moderate'

Washington: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday announced that it has decided to upgrade the threat from monkeypox to the world to 'moderate' from 'low', as the ...

Tedros re-elected to lead the World Health Organization

New York: The Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year term as Director-General of the world&rsqu ...

Clean hands may make the difference between life and death – WHO report

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 ...

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 ...