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New York, Jan 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Faced with a global shortage of oral cholera vaccines (OCV), the United Nations health agency announced on Friday that supply should double this year to six million doses, with further increases later, after it approved a third producer to fight a disease that kills up to 142,000 people annually. more
WHO dispatches team to Seoul after fourth death reported from MERS

New York, Jun 6 (JEN): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday announced that in light of the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, resulting in four d ...

WHO warns rainy season now hampering Ebola response in West Africa

New York, Jun 4 (JEN): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday reported an increase in the intensity and geographic area of Ebola transmission in Guinea and Sierra Le ...

WHO draws lessons from Ebola to prepare roadmap for future epidemics

New York, May 13 (JEN): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday concluded a meeting on Ebola research and development to look at lessons learned from the outbreak and develop a roadma ...

WHO issues rapid health assessment on impact of Nepal quake

Kathmandu, May 1 (JEN): A rapid assessment of health-care facilities by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Population in the earthquake-stricken areas has fou ...

WHO, health partners treat quake survivors in Nepal's remote regions

Kathmandu, Apr 30 (JEN): The World Health Organization has stepped-up efforts to deliver critical medical relief to populations outside the Kathmandu valley affected by Saturday's earthquak ...

WHO: Push back against tobacco industry to protect public health

New York, Mar 19 (JEN): The head of the United Nations health agency on Wednesday welcomed new data showing that non-smoking is becoming the new norm but urged global action to “push back ...

WHO's solid evidence backing its call to reduce sugar intake

New York, Mar 5 (JEN): New guidelines released by the United Nations health agency on Wednesday recommended that adults and children worldwide reduce their daily sugar intake to boost health ...

WHO spotlights risks of noise-induced hearing loss

New York, Mar 4 (JEN): More than 1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices such as smartphones and exposure to damaging ...

WHO's appeal to tackle needs in four crisis-torn nations

New York, Feb 25 (JEN): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday appealed to donors to provide $1 billion for life-saving health needs ranging from childhood vaccinations to surgical c ...