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New York: Persons with disabilities face a risk of dying up to 20 years earlier than other sections of society, according to a new report issued by the World Health Organization on Friday. more
Africa’s advances in maternal, infant mortality face setbacks: WHO

New York: Across Africa, efforts to reduce the number of women and infants dying in childbirth are set to slow without a substantial increase in investment, the UN health agency said on T ...

Proven solutions must be put in place to end AIDS by 2030: Guterres

New York: The UN chief is marking World AIDS Day on Thursday with a call to action to end the inequalities which are blocking progress towards stopping the pandemic, and eradicating the v ...

Chinese: Mainland reports 4,233 new Covid cases

Beijing: The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 4,233 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Friday.

Gender inequalities hampering global efforts to end AIDS

New York; Inequalities will prevent the world from meeting agreed global targets on AIDS, but a “feminist route map” can get countries back on track, the UN agency leading the ...

Mpox:WHO recommends new name for monkeypox disease

Following a series of consultations with global experts, WHO will begin using a new preferred term “mpox” as a synonym for monkeypox. Both names will be used simultaneously fo ...

Nearly 40 million children susceptible to measles due to COVID-19 disruptions

New York: Nearly 40 million children are at risk of getting measles due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and ...

China: COVID-19 cases hit record figures high

Beijing: China on Thursday registered  a record number of daily coronavirus infections even as the country continued its struggle to follow the Zer COVID policy.

WHO convenes experts to identify new pathogens that could spark pandemics

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) is working to compile an updated list of priority pathogens that can cause future outbreaks or pandemics, the UN agency announced on Monday. ...

China registers first deaths due to COVID-19 in six months

Beijing: China registered its first deaths due to COVID-19 in six months as the country continues to implement its Zero COVID-strategy to combat rising cases.