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July 25, 2022
July 25, 2022

Drowning 2nd leading cause of death for Bangladeshi children under 5

Each year, over 14,000 children in Bangladesh die due to drowning. Although largely unrecognised, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of five in the country, making it a major public health problem.

May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022

Bangladesh No. 1 recipient of Covid vaccines from Unicef under Covax

Unicef delivered over 190 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Bangladesh through Covax in one year.

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

Monkeypox outbreak won't lead to another pandemic: WHO

The World Health Organization does not believe the monkeypox outbreak outside Africa will lead to a pandemic, an official said on Monday, adding it remains unclear if infected people who are not displaying symptoms can transmit the disease.

May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022

What you need to know about monkeypox

According to the BBC, over 80 cases of monkeypox have been verified in at least 12 countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Italy, and Sweden recently. The situation is evolving and the World Health Organisation (WHO) expects there will be more cases of monkeypox identified as surveillance expands in non-endemic countries. Immediate actions focus on informing those who may be most at risk for monkeypox infection with accurate information, in order to stop further spread.

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

No evidence monkeypox virus has mutated: WHO

The World Health Organization does not have evidence that the monkeypox virus has mutated, a senior executive at the UN agency said on Monday, noting the infectious disease that is endemic in west and central Africa has tended not to change.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

WHO chief's remarks on China's Covid policy removed from social media

A United Nations Weibo post on the World Health Organization chief's comments that China's zero-tolerance Covid-19 policy is not sustainable was removed from the Chinese social media platform on Wednesday morning shortly after being published

May 5, 2022
May 5, 2022

Global Covid-19 deaths nearly 3 times higher than reported: WHO

Almost three times as many people have died as a result of COVID-19 as the official data show, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report, the most comprehensive look at the true global toll of the pandemic so far.

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

India opposes WHO methodology to estimate Covid-19 deaths

India has opposed the methodology used by World Health Organization (WHO) for estimating deaths caused by Covid-19 in the country.

March 3, 2022
March 3, 2022
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Covid has taken severe mental health toll: WHO

The Covid pandemic has taken a dire toll on mental health, the WHO said yesterday, indicating that cases of anxiety and depression had swelled by over 25 percent globally.

April 21, 2019
April 21, 2019

First guideline on digital health interventions

The World Health Organisation (WHO) released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services.