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New York: The pharmaceutical company GSK has been awarded a contract to produce the world’s first malaria vaccine so that millions more children will be protected against the killer disease, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Tuesday. more
UK approves first Covid booster vaccine targeting Omicron variants

London: The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said on Monday that it has approved the first COVID-19 booster vaccine developed by US-based pharmaceutical company Mode ...

Marshall Islands witnesses rise in COVID-19 cases

Marshall Islands: Marshall Islands is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases just days after the nation registered  its first local spread of the virus.

Monkeypox: Experts give virus variants new names

Geneva: A group of global experts convened by WHO has agreed on new names for monkeypox virus variants, as part of ongoing efforts to align the names of the monkeypox disease, virus and v ...

Pakistan witnesses surge in COVID-19 deaths

Islamabad: Pakistan recorded a surge in deaths due to COVID-19 overnight as 11 people succumbed to the viral infection, media reports said on Friday.

More breathing devices needed for premature babies born in Ukraine

New York: The war in Ukraine is increasing the risks of premature births and causing babies to need more oxygen, the spokesperson for a UN-backed global health initiative told the World H ...

WHO calls for optimizing brain health to benefit people and society

New York: At some point in their life, one in three people will develop some type of neurological disorder – the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death, t ...

WHO calls for optimizing brain health to benefit people and society

New York: At some point in their life, one in three people will develop some type of neurological disorder – the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death, t ...

More breathing devices needed for premature babies born in Ukraine

New York: The war in Ukraine is increasing the risks of premature births and causing babies to need more oxygen, the spokesperson for a UN-backed global health initiative told the World H ...

Sri Lanka: UNFPA appeals for $10.7 million for ‘critical’ women’s healthcare

New York: The UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, is leading efforts to protect women and girls’ rights to give birth safely and live without gender-based violence, acc ...