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27,300 people screened for HIV so far in Larkana’s Ratodero

500 children, 98 adults test positive

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June 14, 2019

 

‘Gaming Disorder’ recognized as illness by WHO

Industry opposes the decision

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May 28, 2019

 

Taliban announce ‘ban’ on Red Cross, WHO in Afghanistan

Red Cross suspends its activities in Afghanistan

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April 11, 2019

 

Bitter truth: Over 7m people in Pakistan have diabetes

World Diabetes Day is being marked across the globe

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November 14, 2018

 

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year: WHO

Alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year, says WHO

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September 21, 2018

 

Polio returns to Papua New Guinea after 18 years: WHO

An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, the World Health Organization and the government said, with the virus detected in a child 18 years after the Pacific nation was declared free of the disease. The WHO said there was one confirmed case — a six-year-old boy with lower limb weakness from…

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June 26, 2018

 

Nipah virus death toll rises to 15, two new cases found in India’s Kerala

Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus have been confirmed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official said on Thursday. The two new Nipah cases in Kerala take the total number of confirmed cases to 17, Kozhikode district medical officer V….

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June 1, 2018

 

Heartbreaker? Smoking causing millions of heart attacks, strokes: WHO

While the link between smoking and a range of cancers is well known, the World Health Organization warned Thursday there was too little awareness of tobacco’s impact on the human heart. On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day Thursday, the UN health agency hailed that smoking had declined significantly since year 2000, but warned…

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May 31, 2018

 

Smoking: a rundown on lighting up

Every minute, smokers get through nearly 11 million cigarettes and 10 die from the habit, experts say, in an industry that generates billions of dollars. Here are some facts and figures ahead of the UN’s World No Tobacco Day Thursday. How many people smoke? There are around one billion smokers in the world, about a…

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May 30, 2018

 

DR Congo Ebola outbreak on ‘epidemiological knife edge’: WHO

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has a clear “potential to expand”, WHO warned Wednesday, amid news three people infected with the deadly virus had fled a local hospital. “We are on the epidemiological knife edge,” Peter Salama, in charge of emergency response at the WHO, told a special meeting on the…

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May 24, 2018

 

The world might be free of polio within a year, say experts

Despite stubborn presence in a handful of countries, experts are hopeful that the world might become free of polio by the end of the year. Polio virus travels in faecal material. It multiplies in the intestine, from where it can invade the nervous system and can cause paralysis. The highly infectious childhood disease was once…

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May 18, 2018

 

New Ebola case reported in DR Congo: WHO

The head of the World Health Organization said there has been another reported case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo and that an experimental vaccine to fight the disease is expected to become available in the country this week. Doctor Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on a visit to DR Congo, said the suspected new…

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May 14, 2018

 

WHO declares Rawalpindi free from polio

The World Health Organization (WHO) in its assessment report from February-March 2018 has declared district Rawalpindi a least risk area for polio virus. Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Sohail Chaudary while talking to APP Wednesday said that environmental water samples taken from various areas of the city had tested negative for polio virus in February…

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April 25, 2018

 

WHO revises childbirth guidelines to curb surge in caesarean delivery

Geneva: The UN health agency said Thursday it has revised a benchmark used by health professionals worldwide in caring for women during childbirth because it has caused a surge in interventions like caesarean sections that could be unnecessary. Since the 1950s, a woman progressing through labour at a rate slower than one centimetre of cervical…

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February 15, 2018

 

Karma: Charity, generosity, pity

By Ehtesham Anwar The first ever English proverb recited to me was to serve humanity, which really motivated an emerging brain being shaped to respond the society, giving an eternal strength to help others with positivity in the future. People and countries are annually categorized by their generosity shown to others despite their financial and…

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February 9, 2018

 

Health experts arrive in Multan to monitor seasonal influenza cases

MULTAN: A four-member team from World Health Organisation (WHO) and National Institute of Health (NIH) arrived in Multan on Tuesday to monitor seasonal influenza cases at Nishtar Hospital. Official sources at Nishtar hospital told APP that Dr Jamshaid (WHO), Dr Ambreen Chaudhry, Dr Nazia Hassan (NIH) and Umer Daraz (Lab expert) reached Multan to get…

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January 2, 2018

 

Half the world lacks access to essential health services: WHO

At least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services, according to a new report from the World Bank and WHO. And each year, large numbers of households are being pushed into poverty because they must pay for health care out of their own pockets. Currently, 800 million people spend at least 10…

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December 13, 2017

 

Second polio case in three months confirmed in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Karachi witnessed its second case of polio within a span of three months, the latest victim being a five-month-old infant who has been diagnosed with the crippling disease. Five-month-old boy Zaibullah, son of Ghulam Sakhi, a resident of UC-4 Gadap Town, had been administered with anti-polio drops during a past campaign. However, his routine…

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December 6, 2017

 

WHO fears complacency as progress against malaria stalls

LONDON: Progress in the global fight against malaria has stalled amid signs of flatlining funding and complacency that the mosquito-borne disease is less of a threat, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Malaria infected around 216 million people in 91 countries in 2016, an increase of 5 million cases over the previous year, the…

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November 29, 2017

 

1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified

GENEVA – An estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to new research from WHO. This means that people are taking medicines that fail to treat or prevent disease. Not only is this a waste of money for individuals and health systems that purchase…

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November 28, 2017

 

Farms must stop using antibiotics on healthy animals, says WHO

NEWS DESK: Farmers must stop giving antibiotics to healthy animals because they are fuelling the rise of superbugs, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, reported The Independent. Considerable amounts of antibiotics are administered to animals in the UK to prevent infections, especially in intensive farming. The drugs are also given to animals to promote…

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November 9, 2017

 
 
 
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