WHO

April 14, 2019
April 14, 2019

Traffic-related air pollution associated with 4m new cases of childhood asthma every year

The first global estimates of their kind suggest that more than one in ten childhood asthma cases could be linked to traffic-related air pollution every year,

March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019

MENSTRUATION HYGIENE MANAGEMENT

Menstruation is painful, socially awkward, quite expensive and most of the time very problematic to manage for the girls and women

December 8, 2018
December 8, 2018

Road crash killed 25k in '16: WHO

At least 24,954 people were killed in road crashes in the country in 2016, according to a World Health Organisation report.

August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018

Are Bangladesh's expectant mothers being coerced into unnecessary, dangerous operations?

The phrase “too posh to push” was first used by British tabloids in the 2000s highlighting the trend among celebrities choosing to have their babies by caesarean section, as opposed to natural childbirth.

March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018

WHO seeks int'l support for Rohingya refugees

The World Health Organization has appealed to the international community to contribute generously to enable appropriate and timely

December 23, 2017
December 23, 2017

Bangladesh among abstinent countries when it comes to drinking

An average citizen in Bangladesh and Indonesia drinks hardly a bottle of wine in a year. Whereas, the lowest alcohol consumption is reported in Pakistan at nearly 0, and people in South Korea are the most prolific drinkers in Asia.

December 21, 2017
December 21, 2017

Dengue Vaccine: Relief turns into worry

The world's first ever vaccine to prevent dengue fever works just fine on those who had contracted the disease before, but brings trouble to the people who were never infected by the virus.

September 17, 2017
September 17, 2017

24.4m not getting enough right food

Every seventh person in Bangladesh is an undernourished one who cannot acquire enough food to meet dietary energy requirements.

March 8, 2017
March 8, 2017

Pollution: killer of children

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), pollution in its many manifestations is killing some 280,000 children in Bangladesh annually.

February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017

Smog may force U-17 football World Cup out of Delhi

FIFA could pull Under-17 World Cup matches out of New Delhi because of concerns over air quality in the world's most polluted capital city, the tournament director said.