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Environmental risks kill 1.7mn kids under five a year: WHO

1 year, 7 months ago
GENEVA: More than one in four deaths in children under five are linked to polluted environments, according to two new World Health Organization reports published Monday. Each year, environmental risks such as indoor and outdoor…

Smoking costs $1 trillion, soon to kill 8 million a year: study

1 year, 9 months ago
GENEVA: Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the US National Cancer Institute published on…

World AIDS Day 2016 being observed today

1 year, 10 months ago
The annual World AIDS Day is being marked on Thursday (today) in order to raise awareness of the disorder, which affects the immune system. World AIDS Day was first observed on 1st December 1988. Since then, this date is dedicated to…

World Diabetes Day being observed today

1 year, 11 months ago
World Diabetes Day is being observed across the world today. World Diabetes Day was first observed in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to create awareness in the world about…

Sania Nishtar outlines her vision for WHO at Chatham House

1 year, 11 months ago
LONDON: Dr Sania Nishtar, Pakistan’s candidate for the Director General World Health Organization (WHO), has presented her vision and plan for the WHO at a forum hosted by the Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, in…

WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low

2 years, 2 months ago
The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the chief of the World Health Organization said on Friday, a week before the event kicks off in Rio de Janeiro.

Pricing dispute hits supply of TB drugs in Pakistan

2 years, 2 months ago
ISLAMABAD: Swiss pharmaceuticals firm Novartis AG said it has stopped making tuberculosis drugs in Pakistan in a dispute over pricing, prompting fears of a health crisis due to a shortage of drugs in a country with the world's fifth-highest…

Study shows durable benefits of early HIV treatment

2 years, 2 months ago
Early treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can dramatically reduce the odds of passing the deadly disease on to others, and the protection persists for years, according to final results from a major study that looked at the…

Guinea declared free of active Ebola transmission: WHO

2 years, 4 months ago
Guinea has reached the end of active Ebola virus transmission, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, the second such declaration from the country at the epicenter of the world's worst outbreak of the disease.