Health
New York, July 15 (Just Earth News): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday announced the elimination of yaws, and maternal and neonatal tetanus, to India and hailed its public health achievements as examples to other countries. more
New Zika response strategy to focus on preventing, managing medical complications – UN health agency

New York, June 18 (Just Earth News):The United Nations health agency on Friday issued a revised strategic response plan for the next one and a half years to combat the transmission of the Zi ...

Health ministry: India continues to be polio free

New Delhi, Jun 15 (Just Earth News): The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare confirmed on Wednesday that India continues to be polio free as the country has eradicated wild polio vir ...

WHO Public Health advice regarding the Olympics and Zika virus

Geneva, May 28 , Based on current assessment, cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus.

UN health agency spotlights role of health in sustainable development as governing body begins session

New York, May 24 (Just Earth News): Health holds a prominent and central role that benefits the entire sustainable development agenda, because the ultimate objective of all development activ ...

New guidelines on improving care for female genital mutilation issued by UN health agency

New York, May 17 (Just Earth News):The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday released new guidelines aimed at helping health workers provide better care to the more than 2 ...

On World Malaria Day, UN says world closer to eliminating ‘ancient killer’

New York, Apr 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report ...

WHO India honours public health champions

New Delhi, Apr 8 (IBNS) At a national consultation held on Thursday at New Delhi jointly with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India (GoI) to commemorate the Wo ...

WHO and partners appeal for $2.2 billion with humanitarian health needs at ‘all-time high’

New York, Apr 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Ongoing turmoil in Syria and the impact of drought in Ethiopia are among the diverse and pressing crises cited by the United Nations World Health Orga ...

Zika: 'the more we know the worse things look,' UN health agency chief reports

New York, Mar 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The head of the United Nations health agency on Tuesday reported that in less than a year, the status of Zika has changed from “a mild medical curio ...