Geneva: Half of the world’s population still does not have adequate access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) which could have prevented at least 1.4 million deaths and 74 million disability-adjusted life years in 2019, according to the latest report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and an accompanying article published in The Lancet. more
Chronic diseases taking ‘immense and increasing toll on lives’, warns WHO

New York: A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that non-communicable diseases, or NCDs, are claiming around three quarters of all lives lost each year.

Untested AI-based tools could harm patients, WHO warns

New York: As excitement builds throughout health and information systems worldwide over the rich potential benefits of new tools generated by artificial intelligence (AI), the UN health a ...

WHO advises against use of artificial sweeteners

New York: New guidelines from the UN health agency released on Monday have advised against using non-sugar sweeteners (NSS).

WHO launches new pandemic prevention plan, as COVID deaths fall 95 per cent

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday launched a new initiative to help strengthen countries’ ability to plan for, and deal with, another deadly pandemic like C ...

WHO urges increased implementation of recommended tools to combat malaria

Geneva:  Marking World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is issuing a call for increased implementation of new and existing interventions to save lives from malaria.

WHO chief warns against misinformation over global pandemic accord

New York: The head of the UN World Health Organization on Thursday spoke out forcefully against “misinformation on social media and in the mainstream media” which has falsely ...

Tanzania confirms first-ever outbreak of Marburg Virus Disease

Dodoma: Tanzania has confirmed its first-ever cases of Marburg Virus Disease after laboratory tests were carried out following reports of cases and deaths in the country’s north-wes ...

WHO reports exponential rise in cholera cases in Africa

New York: Africa is currently experiencing an exponential rise in cholera cases, amid a global surge in the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday.

WHO calls for more action to end ‘cycles of poverty and stigma’ related to tropical diseases

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 f ...