Measles cases rose 79pc globally last year: WHO

The World Health Organization yesterday voiced alarm at the rapid spread of measles, with more than 306,000 cases reported worldwide last year -- a 79-percent increase from 2022.

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New cancer cases to soar 77pc by 2050: WHO

The number of new cancer cases will rise to more than 35 million in 2050 -- 77 percent higher than the figure in 2022, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency warned yesterday.

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Saima Wazed appointed WHO regional director

Saima Wazed was appointed as the World Health Organisation (WHO) regional director for South-East Asia by the WHO Executive Board in Geneva, Switzerland today

Infectious Disease Detection: WHO launches global network

The World Health Organization yesterday launched a global network to help swiftly detect the threat from infectious diseases, like Covid-19, and share the information to prevent their spread.

Covid Pandemic: WHO declares end to global emergency

Covid-19 no longer represents a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said yesterday, a major step towards the end of the pandemic that has killed more than 6.9 million people, disrupted the global economy and ravaged communities.

Indian-made contaminated cough syrup found in Western Pacific: WHO

Contaminated cough syrup made by an Indian company has been found in the Marshall Islands and Micronesia, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday, after a spate of child deaths linked to other syrups in some countries last year.

WHO warns Covid pandemic still volatile

The World Health Organization on Tuesday warned the Covid pandemic was still volatile, saying there could be further trouble before the virus settles into a predictable pattern.

Cholera kills over 1,200 in Malawi: WHO

The deadliest cholera outbreak in Malawi’s history has killed at least 1,210 people, while vaccines remain scarce, the World Health Organization said yesterday.

WHO urges investment in neglected tropical diseases

The World Health Organization yesterday called for greater investment in combating neglected tropical diseases, which left more than 1.6 billion people, often in least-developed countries, requiring treatment in 2021.

WHO seeks more China Covid data

The WHO reiterated Wednesday the need for China to share more data on its explosive Covid outbreak, while praising Washington’s “radical transparency” in its efforts to battle a new sub-variant.

WHO identifying potential pandemic pathogens

The World Health Organization said yesterday it was thrashing out a new list of priority pathogens that risk sparking pandemics or outbreaks and need to be kept under close observation.

Covid pandemic not over yet

The head of the World Health Organization on Thursday tempered his assertion that the end of the Covid-19 pandemic was near, warning that declaring the crisis over was “still a long way off”.

End of Covid pandemic is in sight: WHO chief

The world has never been in a better position to end the Covid-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said yesterday, urging nations to keep up their efforts against the virus that has killed over six million people.

Monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency

The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the monkeypox outbreak, which has affected nearly 16,000 people in 72 countries, to be a global health emergency -- the highest alarm it can sound.

European festivals should not be scrapped due to monkeypox: WHO

The World Health Organization said Friday that European summer festivals should not be cancelled due to the monkeypox outbreak but should instead manage the risk of amplifying the virus. 

WHO: 780 monkeypox outbreak cases

The World Health Organization yesterday said that 780 laboratory-confirmed monkeypox cases had been reported to it from 27 non-endemic countries, while maintaining that the global risk level was moderate.

Monkeypox cases could be ‘peak of iceberg’: WHO

The World Health Organization yesterday cautioned that some 200 monkeypox cases found in recent weeks outside of countries where the virus usually circulates could be just the beginning.

Tedros re-elected as WHO chief

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the first African to head the World Health Organization, was re-elected yesterday with overwhelming support after running unopposed for a second term.

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