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New York: More countries have worked to eliminate dengue, leprosy and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) over the past decade, but greater efforts and investment are needed in the face of pandemic-related disruptions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. more
More countries eliminate neglected tropical diseases but investments key to sustain progress

Geneva: Today, on World Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Day, WHO releases a new progress report, entitled “Global report on neglected tropical diseases 2023” highlighting the ...

Mali: WHO doctor seized by ‘unidentified assailants’, as UNHCR raises alarm over continuing violence

New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement deploring the abduction of a doctor working for the UN health agency in the town of Menaka, in eastern Mal ...

$2.54 billion needed to tackle unprecedented health needs in 2023: WHO

New York: Two-and-a-half billion dollars: that’s how much funding the UN World Health Organization (WHO) will need across its operations this year, it said on Monday, to help a reco ...

WHO says death toll from Covid-19 spiked by 20 pc in past 30 days

Washington: The death toll from COVID-19 increased by 20 percent between December 19 and January 15 compared to the previous 28 days and reached 53.000 deaths, the World Health Organizati ...

WHO launches Council to develop TB vaccines, hoping to save millions of lives

New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has unveiled plans to speed up the licensing and use of effective novel vaccines against tuberculosi ...

WHO’s Tedros recaps challenging year, appeals for more information on COVID spread in China

New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern on Wednesday over the evolving COVID-19 situation in China, saying the UN agency continued to receive increasin ...

Gaps in surveillance, testing, sequencing and vaccination are continuing to create perfect conditions for a new COVID-19 variant of concern to emerge: WHO

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) has once again alerted lapses in strategies to tackle Covid-19 this year continue to create the perfect conditions for a "deadly new varia ...

Mpox:WHO recommends new name for monkeypox disease

Following a series of consultations with global experts, WHO will begin using a new preferred term “mpox” as a synonym for monkeypox. Both names will be used simultaneously fo ...

WHO convenes experts to identify new pathogens that could spark pandemics

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) is working to compile an updated list of priority pathogens that can cause future outbreaks or pandemics, the UN agency announced on Monday. ...