World Health Organization

Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency: World Health Organization

Though the outbreak is "a health emergency in the Democratic Republic of the Congo", the situation does not yet meet the criteria for being declared a global one.

published on : 14th June 2019

Second Ebola death in Uganda after outbreak crosses border

Uganda health ministry spokesman Emmanuel Ainebyoona confirmed the death of the 50-year-old woman overnight.

published on : 13th June 2019

About 25 per cent of Ebola cases in Congo could be going undetected: WHO

There have been more than 2,000 confirmed and probable cases of the Ebola virus since August, with nearly 1,400 deaths.

published on : 7th June 2019

Swachh Bharat Mission will help saving three lakh lives: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Wednesday hailed the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), saying it was instrumental in reducing groundwater contamination.

published on : 6th June 2019

How much coffee is too much?

This is the first time an upper limit has been placed on safe coffee consumption and cardiovascular health.

published on : 12th May 2019

Education department mulls counselling for students after Class X results

According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15 and 29-year-olds, globally.

published on : 12th May 2019

World's first malaria vaccine launched in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed the Government of Malawi's landmark pilot programme.

published on : 25th April 2019

WHO sets screen time for infants and kids, says physical activity is must

The guidelines were issued as part of a campaign to tackle the global obesity crisis and ensure that young children grow up fit and well.

published on : 25th April 2019

Dr Prathima Reddy: What can middle-age women do to remain healthy?

Access to health care in India, especially for women, depends on socioeconomic status, caste, religion, geography and cultural factors. 

published on : 24th January 2019

WHO likely to set up dengue collaborative centre in Kerala

The World Health Organization (WHO) might soon set up a collaborative centre (CC) in dengue in the state.

published on : 2nd November 2018

State to extend dengue study to more districts, phase II well under way

The epidemiological study on dengue fever will now be extended to Kozhikode and Ernakulam districts.

published on : 2nd November 2018

Ebola death toll rises to 200 in Congo

The World Health Organization said the 10th Ebola outbreak in DRC does not currently constitute a public health emergency of international concern.

published on : 21st October 2018

Nine out of 10 people globally breathe toxic air: WHO

Air pollution represents the biggest environmental risk to health. Yet solutions exist and the data shows some countries have made substantial progress.

published on : 2nd May 2018