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July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022

Man with no foreign travel history tests positive for monkeypox in Delhi

A 34-year-old man in Delhi with no history of foreign travel has tested positive for monkeypox virus, making it the fourth case of the infection in India and the first in the national capital.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Covid-19 cases on the rise in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe

The number of new coronavirus cases rose in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe last week, while the number of deaths globally dropped by 16%, according to the World Health Organization’s latest weekly pandemic report issued Wednesday.

May 22, 2022
May 22, 2022

Covid-19: Saudi Arabia bans citizens from travelling to India, 15 other countries

Following the re-emergence of Covid-19, Saudi Arabia has banned its citizens from traveling to 16 countries including India, according to the Gulf News.

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.

December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018

Time to look back at the bridges we've crossed

Every year World AIDS Day is observed on December 1, established by the World Health Organization in 1988 to bring people together in the fight against HIV and raise awareness of the epidemic that shook the world.

November 15, 2018
November 15, 2018

Antibiotics Awareness Week: How we can prevent resistance

World Antibiotics Awareness Week, which takes place November 12 to 18 and is managed by the World Health Organization, aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and prevent it spreading further. Here we round up some facts and figures on antibiotic resistance and why it is important we all play our role in fighting against it.

August 12, 2016
August 12, 2016

Tanzanian rats with nose for trouble train to save lives

Africa's giant pouched rats have a lesser-known but equally critical vocation - saving lives by speeding up tuberculosis detection.

June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016

WHO to conduct Zika Olympic examination

The World Health Organization is to conduct an examination into the risks of holding the Olympic Games in Brazil because of the Zika virus.

May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016

WHO seeks to allay Zika Olympics fears

The World Health Organization (WHO) plays down concerns over the spread of the Zika virus, amid calls for the Rio Olympics to be postponed.

April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016

Scientists find new Zika-linked brain disorder in adults

Scientists in Brazil uncovers new brain disorder associated with Zika infections in adults: an autoimmune syndrome called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM, that attacks the brain and spinal cord.