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Beijing/Sputnik: The health authorities of the Wuhan city in the central Chinese province of Hubei have admitted that human-to-human transmission of the newly registered type of coronavirus is a possibility to not be ruled out despite no explicit evidence available at the moment. more
‘No shortcuts to a healthier world’: WHO chief sets out health priorities for the decade

New York : The head of the UN health agency, WHO, has set out his urgent global health challenges for the next ten years – designated the “Decade of Action” by the UN Ge ...

More international support needed to curb deadly measles outbreak in DR Congo

New York : Countries are being asked to step up assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which is facing the world’s worst measles epidemic, with more than 6,000 dea ...

Spread of polio still an international public health concern

New York : The spread of polio internationally remains a global public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva have concluded.

Hospitals in Hong Kong report 21 Wuhan-related pneumonia cases: Authority

Moscow/Sputnik: Public hospitals in Hong Kong have identified 21 cases suspected to be related to the recent pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan in Central China, the city’s Hospital Author ...

Investing in health workers yields ‘triple dividend’, WHO chief says in New Year’s message

New York : At the start of the new year and new decade, the head of the United Nations health agency thanked “the brave health workers” around the globe and asked that the wor ...

Year of the Nurse and the Midwife highlights ‘backbone’ of health systems

New York : The world will need an additional nine million nurses and midwives to achieve the commitment of providing all people with access to health care by 2030, the World Health Organi ...

2 die of swine flu in Iraq

Baghdad/Xinhua: Two people died of swine flu, also known as influenza A/H1N1, and eight cases others were confirmed infected in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, a medical source ...

Quality immunization and surveillance help stop polio outbreaks in three African countries: WHO

New York : Three African countries have halted recent polio outbreaks which indicates that the disease can be stopped elsewhere in the region, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on ...

World Health Organization reports 60 per cent drop in cholera in 2018

New York: International action to drive down cholera led to a 60 per cent decrease in cases in 2018, compared with the previous year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thurs ...