World Health Organization

South Africa, Colombia and others are fighting drugmakers over access to TB and HIV drugs

In the COVID-19 pandemic, rich countries bought most of the world’s vaccines early, leaving few shots for poor countries and creating a disparity the WHO called “a catastrophic moral failure.”  

published on : 24th November 2023

43 per cent increase in global measles deaths from 2021-2022: WHO 

The report noted that in 2022, 37 countries experienced large or disruptive measles outbreaks compared with 22 countries in 2021.

published on : 21st November 2023

WHO wants flow of Gaza patients into Egypt, relieves pressure on overwhelmed hospitals

Twenty-five out of 36 hospitals in the Gaza Strip are not functioning and the remainder are struggling to provide services.

published on : 17th November 2023

'Perverse': WHO paid sexual abuse victims in Congo $250 each, the amount per victim is less than a single day’s expenses for some UN officials there

Many Congolese women who were sexually abused have still received nothing.

published on : 14th November 2023

WHO calls for daily aid flow into Gaza, including fuel

The war -- sparked by the bloody October 7 Hamas attack on Israel that officials said has claimed more than 1,400 lives -- has set off fury across the Middle East against Israel and its Western allies

published on : 19th October 2023

India had world's highest number of preterm births in 2020: Lancet study

India was followed by Pakistan, Nigeria, China, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the US, the researchers said.

published on : 9th October 2023

WHO classifies 'Eris' Covid strain as 'variant of interest' 

In its latest risk evaluation on Wednesday, the WHO designated EG.5 and its sub-lineages as a variant of interest (VOI).

published on : 10th August 2023

World Breastfeeding Week; enable breastfeeding, support nursing mothers

Breast milk is a complete source of nutrition and supports  optimal growth and development of newborns.

published on : 2nd August 2023

Legalise market for human organs to stop donations out of desperation

Even now, the case is only in the preliminary stage and there is a long way to go before a verdict is passed. It, however, confirms the nightmares we have about hospitals.

published on : 25th June 2023
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