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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 tropical virus spreads to dozens of countries, The Daily Mail reported. more
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 ...

A third of the world remains totally unvaccinated against COVID: Tedros

New York: A third of the world’s population has yet to receive a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including a shocking 83 per cent of all Africans, said the head of the World Health ...

WHO publishes first-ever country estimates on unintended pregnancy, abortion

New York: Data analysis on unintended pregnancy and abortion from 150 countries has revealed major disparities in accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare, the UN health agency, WHO, ...

WHO issues new guidelines on abortion to help deliver lifesaving care

New York: New guidelines on abortion are now available from the World Health Organization (WHO), in a bid to prevent more than 25 million unsafe terminations that happen each year.

Over one billion obese people globally, health crisis must be reversed - WHO

New York: On World Obesity Day, marked on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries to do more to reverse what is a preventable health crisis.

WHO alert over childhood cancer inequalities in Europe

New York: Progress in the overall survival rate for children with cancer is uneven across Europe, with a significant proportion of the thousands diagnosed with cancer each year, still dyi ...

New WHO platform promotes global cancer prevention

New York: With one in five people worldwide developing cancer during their lifetimes, prevention of the disease has become one of the most significant public health challenges of the 21st ...