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Lowest weekly total of Ebola cases in 2015 reported: WHO

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New York, Mar 26 : The first case of Ebola in three weeks was found in Liberia, prompting heightened vigilance, while the United Nations health agency noted some improvements in Guinea, where the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Guinean Scouts held campfire sensitization sessions as part of its efforts to overcome community resistance to health interventions. “Investigations into the ...

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UN chief urges to intensify efforts to end tuberculosis by 2035

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New York, Mar 25 : With some 37 million lives saved between 2000 and 2013 through the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis, it is possible to end the epidemic by 2035,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on World Tuberculosis Day, urging leaders to recommit to ending one of humanity’s top killers. “Victory is not guaranteed,” Ban said in his message for the ...

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Ebola-affected countries need to intensify routine immunization services – UN

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New York, Mar 21 : The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for the “urgent scaling up” of routine immunizations services and distribution of anti-malaria medicines in countries most affected by Ebola in West Africa to counter a growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases. “We are calling for the intensification of routine immunization ...

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Guinea reports highest weekly Ebola case total so far this year, new UN data shows

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New York, Mar 20 : The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has reported the highest weekly number of Ebola cases in Guinea so far this year and noted that while transmission was confined to a narrow geographically contiguous arc straddling the capitals of Guinea and Sierra Leone, the population is highly mobile, thus creating a challenge “to prevent the ...

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WHO: Push back against tobacco industry to protect public health

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New York, Mar 19 : The head of the United Nations health agency on Wednesday welcomed new data showing that non-smoking is becoming the new norm but urged global action to “push back hard” against the tobacco industry, saying, “We do not have the riches of the tobacco industry, but we are right and we are resolved.” Margaret Chan, Director ...

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UN report highlights terrifying impact of Ebola on nine million children

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New York, Mar 18 : Some nine million children have seen “death and suffering beyond their comprehension,” and protecting them and their communities is critical in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report released on Tuesday. UNICEF said the report, which was released in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, Geneva, and ...

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Merlin Group organizes health check-up camp for workers

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Kolkata, Mar 14 : Real estate developers, Merlin Group, on Saturday initiated health check up camps for the second consecutive year to offer preliminary health check up to construction workers at their upcoming iconic shopping mall, Acropolis, at Rash Behari Connector in Kolkata. 309 workers attended the camp at the project site. The health camp which include check-up of eye, ...

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UN’s aim to simplify care for millions infected with hepatitis B

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New York, mar 13 : With 650,000 deaths caused by hepatitis B each year, and with up to 240 million people worldwide infected with the virus’s chronic strain, the United Nations health agency today issued its first ever official guidance for treating the disease. The disease, which is spread through blood and body fluids, attacks the liver and heightens the ...

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Two UN agencies combine expertise in new partnership to reach zero Ebola cases

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New York, Mar 12: The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesdayannounced they are combining their expertise in public health and logistics in a new partnership to bring the Ebola outbreak down to zero in West Africa. “This partnership increases both agencies’ abilities to reach, monitor and respond to the needs of all ...

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Juhi bats for women’s health at opening of specialty hospital for women

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Gurgaon, Mar 10 : W Hospital, a specialty hospital for women, opened in the presence of actress Juhi Chawla, renowned women healthcare specialist, Dr. Pramod Kumar Sharma, and other dignitaries. Welcoming the latest addition to Gurgaon’s healthcare infrastructure, medical experts said such specialized facilities would go a long way in addressing women’s health concerns.The one-of-its-kind, ultra-modern facility with 100 beds ...

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