A significant surge in dengue fever cases has gripped Bangladesh, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday, calling for efforts to control the mosquito vector population and minimise individual exposure such as using mosquito repellents and wearing long-sleeved clothes
Nearly 800 filmmakers from 106 countries had submitted short films for the 4th edition of the WHO Health for All Film Festival.
"These new statistics reveal the urgent need to ensure every woman and girl has access to critical health services... and that they can fully exercise their reproductive rights"
December's WHO calculations of excess deaths during the pandemic highlight a big, but largely unseen, problem in global health: Lack of proper mortality surveillance in half the world's countries.
An informed public health professional will argue that public health is half medical and half data. Without data, any health system is effectively blind. Data provides visibility into public health emergencies and non-emergencies alike. It saves lives. It tells us where the government needs to pour its funds and which areas to mobilise resources in. It helps identify gaps in healthcare and measure outcomes. Indeed, data is the eyes and ears of public health.
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.
Unicef delivered over 190 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Bangladesh through Covax in one year.
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.