World Health Organisation (WHO)

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.

July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022

Time to take precautions against Monkeypox

Early measures would go a long way in preventing another outbreak

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.

August 25, 2019
August 25, 2019

To grow up healthy, children need to sit less and play more

Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019

Step up efforts to eliminate measles: WHO

Amidst increasing cases and outbreaks of measles globally, World Health Organisation (WHO) calls upon countries in South-East Asia Region to further accelerate efforts to ensure that everyone, everywhere receives the lifesaving benefits of immunisation.

March 24, 2019
March 24, 2019

New recommendations to accelerate progress on TB

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued new guidance to improve treatment of multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB). WHO is recommending shifting to fully oral regimens to treat people with MDR-TB.

August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018

No need to panic over Tripura Para ‘disease’: WHO

There is no reason to panic over the outbreak of disease at Hathazari’s Tripura Para, World Health Organisation (WHO) says after inspection.

July 15, 2018
July 15, 2018

Why the burden of illness and health costs increasing globally?

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Bank.

May 27, 2018
May 27, 2018

First-ever WHO list of essential diagnostic tests

Today, many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services.

April 8, 2018
April 8, 2018

Too many people are currently missing out on health coverage

The World Health Organisation (WHO) was founded on the principle that all people should be able to realise their right to the highest

February 18, 2018
February 18, 2018

Key to positive childbirth experience

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued new recommendations to establish global care standards for healthy pregnant