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Prevent malaria – save lives: WHO push for prevention. World Malaria Day 25th April 

GENEVA/NAIROBI:  At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, the World Health Organization (WHO) called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives. In sub-Saharan Africa, which shoulders 90% of the global malaria burden, more than 663 million cases have been averted since 2001. Insecticide-treated nets have

The neglected tropical diseases: a rags-to-riches story

The poorest of the poor have suffered from deadly, painful and disfiguring diseases since ancient times, but the battle against neglected tropical diseases has taken a dramatic turn. Since 2007, WHO has helped streamline delivery of donated drugs. In the London Declaration of 2012, leading pharmaceutical companies agreed to billions of dollars’ worth of drug

Statement by Dr Rick Brennan, Director WHO Emergency Operations, at launch of United Nations and humanitarian partners international appeal to provide life-saving assistance to Yemen

  8 February 2017 Essentially the health system in Yemen is on its knees right now and highly dependent on international support. Currently more than 14.8 million people lack access to basic health care. Less than 45% of health facilities are still functioning. 17% are completely non-functional.At least 274 of those facilities have been damaged or

WHO supports proposed sugar-sweetened beverages tax in South Africa

The World Health Organization supports the consideration of Government of South Africa of introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) to help reduce excessive sugar intake.  This is one of interventions proposed in the Strategy for the prevention and control of obesity in South Africa 2015-2020. WHO has supported introduction of such taxes since

WHO scales up response to critical trauma needs as plans for West Mosul operations intensify

Erbil, Iraq, 30 January 2017 – The Government of France, through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, has swiftly responded to an appeal byWHO and the Ministry of Health, Iraq for urgent medicines and medical supplies to manage the overwhelming number of casualty caseloads coming from East Mosul. The shipment consists of 20 surgical kits

Report by the Director-General to the Executive Board at its 140th Session

Geneva, Switzerland, 23 January 2017 Mister Chairman, distinguished members of the Executive Board, Excellencies, colleagues in the UN system, ladies and gentlemen, You have an especially heavy agenda plus the added responsibility of shortlisting and nominating candidates for the post of Director-General. Last week’s World Economic Forum identified rising income and wealth inequality as the

South East Asia Regions face dearth of Human Resource Management Professionals- says Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South East Asia Region

Conferred MBA and MPH students of IIHMR University on the 19th Convocation Ceremony 5th June, 2016: One of the globally recognized and leading healthcare research University of the country, The IIHMR University, organised it’s 19th convocation ceremony on 5th June, 2016 at the IIHMR University Campus. Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South East

Three Million People Dying Every Year Due To Outdoor Air pollution From Traffic, Industrial Sources And Waste Burning, Says WHO

Stockholm, Sweden, May 24, 2016 – Just days after saying 80 percent of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels exceeding WHO limits, the UN body has issued a new report linking 3 million global deaths directly to outdoor pollution from the likes of traffic, industrial sources,

Approximately 50% patients in India fail to take medicines correctly – IIHMR University

University concludes WHO supported program on ‘Pharmaceutical Management in Hospitals’- Focuses on Rational use of medicines       ·         IIHMR University designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for District Health System Based on Primary Health Care ·         Conducts Management Development Programmes (MDP’s) in Management, Public Health and Health Sector Reforms ·         Pharmaceuticals the 2nd

WHO Goodwill Ambassador visits to uplift lives of people affected by leprosy in West Bengal

Kolkata, 24th September 2013: Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Elimination of Leprosy & Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Japan, along with Shri Dinesh Trivedi, MP & former Railways Minister, visited the self settled leprosy colonies in Asansol.   The purpose of Mr. Yohei Sasakawa visit to West Bengal to cast light on leprosy