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  • Call for innovations to reduce child deaths

    Glaxosmithkline (GSK) and Save the Children announced the launch of their third annual $1 million Healthcare Innovation Award that rewards innovations in healthcare that have helped to reduce child deaths in developing countries.

  • Interactive Infograph: 10 common diseases

    Interactive inforgraph of twelve common diseases of male and female

  • Risk communication

    Risk communication is an integral part of any public health emergency response. In epidemics and pandemics, in humanitarian crises and natural disasters, risk communication

  • Prevent hepatitis: Act now

    Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.5 million people every year, mostly from hepatitis B and C. These infections can be prevented, but most people don't know how.

  • Are you aware of MERS?

    Are you going for Hajj this year? Then you should be careful. Please go through the following preventive measure which can protect you from being the fatal outcome.

  • A less recognised emerging public health problem

    The physical consequences of a disaster are more prominent than the emotional effects. Health effects in changing climatic conditions such as respiratory and cardiovascular

  • Call for international solidarity on tobacco packaging laws

    Evidence shows that effective health warnings — including large and shocking pictures and strong clear language — motivate smokers to quit and discourage non-smokers from starting.

  • Break the silence around menstrual hygiene

    Worldwide 28th May is celebrated as World Menstrual Hygiene Day and WASH United is the initiator of this day from the year 2014.

  • Obesity increases risk for common heart rhythm disorder

    Obesity increases the risk for atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder that can lead to blood clots, stroke and heart failure, a new analysis recently published in JACC Clinical Electrophysiology suggests.

  • Ebola survivors ‘safe sex warning’

    The WHO urges Ebola survivors to be even more cautious during sexual contact to ensure the virus is not passed on to their partners.