The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that acts as a coordinating authority on international public health.

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India among five countries responsible for 50% newborn deaths

New York, Oct 19

India is among the five countries -- Pakistan, Nigeria, Congo and Ethiopia being the others -- responsible for half of all new-born deaths in the world, according to a UN report.

Oral cholera vaccine: Hilleman Labs completes initial trials

New Delhi, Oct 13

Aiming to develop affordable vaccines for global health, pharmaceutical firm Hilleman Laboratories on Friday said it has successfully completed the initial clinical trials of its novel oral cholera vaccine Hillchol.

Less than 20% urban kids in India eat fruits once a day: Survey

New Delhi, Oct 12

Only 18 per cent of urban children in grade six to 10 in India eat fruits every day, show results of a survey, revealing poor eating habits of a vast majority of kids in the country.

Bengal covering up dengue outbreak as 'unknown fever': Left Front

Kolkata, Oct 11

Accusing the West Bengal government of trying to cover up the dengue outbreak in the state as "unknown fever", Left Front legislative party leader Sujan Chakraborty on Wednesday wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urging her to take necessary action in the case.

Pradhan launches IGL's prepaid card for CNG purchase

New Delhi, Oct 11

Launching prepaid cards to fill CNG for fleet and retail customers in the National Capital Region (NCR), Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said if the Delhi government permitted thermal power plants to switch to gas, the capital's citizens would benefit from both cheaper power and less pollution.

Mass vaccination against cholera begins in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

Dhaka, Oct 10

Nearly 200 medical teams in Bangladesh on Tuesday began one of the largest cholera vaccination campaigns in history, which involved the administration of some 900,000 doses to Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazaar and in the southeast of the country.

Obesity-related diseases to cost India $13 bn by 2025: Report

New Delhi, Oct 10

The annual cost of treating the consequences of obesity such as heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, depression and many types of cancer will reach a staggering $13 billion in India by 2025, according to a new experts estimate.

WHO kicks off massive cholera campaign for Rohingyas at Cox's Bazar

New Delhi, Oct 10

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday launched a oral cholera vaccination campaign at camps inhabited by the Rohingyas in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar to protect the community members from the infection.

Stigma barring Indian workers from seeking mental health care

New Delhi, Oct 10
Chronic stress stemming from the workplace can lead to mental health disorders, but they often stay untreated because of the social stigma attached to it, causing damage to an individual's health and career, health experts have warned.

Bengaluru firm institutes mental health leave for employees

Bengaluru, Oct 9

Ahead of the World Mental Health Day on October 10, city-based healthcare firm DocsApp on Monday said it has introduced mental health care as part of the sick leaves given to the employees.

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    April 7, 2014

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    April 3, 2014

    WHO representative Dr. Nata Menabde addresses a programme where the dabbawalas joined hands with World Health Organisation to draw attention of the people towards prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in Mumbai on April 2, 2014.Vector-borne diseases account for 17 percent of the estimated global burden of all infectious diseases with dengue emerging the fastest growing with a 30-fold increase in incidence in the past 50 years.