Tag: World Health Organization

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  • World at War

    World at War

    Doctors in India, whether in private or state sectors, are by and large strangers to coronavirus, its prognosis, and aggressive treatment. The world is in crisis in the manner of a degraded environment. So too must be the response. Sadly it lies rather thin on the ground. Today's 14-hour janata curfew is almost a totemic response.

    March 22, 2020
  • WHO calls for urgent, aggressive actions to combat COVID-19 as cases soar in South-East Asia

    WHO calls for urgent, aggressive actions to combat COVID-19 as cases soar in South-East Asia

    “The situation is evolving rapidly. We need to immediately scale up all efforts to prevent the virus from infecting more people,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region.

    March 17, 2020
  • For this too shall pass…

    For this too shall pass…

    The dreaded COVID-19 has claimed more than 4,000 lives worldwide, but India’s traditional food habits and deeprooted spiritual strengths could be a natural antidote - at the least to avoid public panic and reduce mass viral infections.

    March 17, 2020
  • 4 persons suspected of deadly coronavirus escape from government hospital in Nagpur

    4 persons suspected of deadly coronavirus escape from government hospital in Nagpur

    The police officer further told that they contacted them on phone and asked to come back to the hospital.

    March 14, 2020
  • Who’s To Blame

    Who’s To Blame

    As outbreaks surge across Europe and the United States, WHO has for the first time since last December when the initial outbreak was reported, warned that countries are “not taking the coronavirus crisis seriously enough”.

    March 8, 2020
  • Signal achievement

    Signal achievement

    The World Health Organization has declared the crisis a global health emergency, and the first death outside China was confirmed in the Philippines last Sunday.

    February 6, 2020
  • China reports 17 new coronavirus pneumonia cases

    China reports 17 new coronavirus pneumonia cases

    Patients showed symptoms such as fever and cough before January 13 and have been moved to Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan, except for the ones whose conditions are serious.

    January 19, 2020
  • 1st patient dies of mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China

    1st patient dies of mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China

    The outbreak has sparked a health panic in China since the pathogen causing it and its origin were unknown.

    January 11, 2020
  • At least 24 killed, 18 injured after bus falls off cliff in Tunisia

    At least 24 killed, 18 injured after bus falls off cliff in Tunisia

    The World Health Organization in 2015 said Tunisia had the second-worst traffic death rate per capita in North Africa, behind only war-torn Libya.

    December 2, 2019
  • 3 new dengue cases confirmed in Florida

    3 new dengue cases confirmed in Florida

    Apart from Miami-Dade, the highly populated southern Florida, another locally transmitted case was found in the neighbouring Broward County.

    October 5, 2019
  • Improving diet cuts risk of heart attacks in kids: Study

    Improving diet cuts risk of heart attacks in kids: Study

    Around 3.2 million deaths each year are due to insufficient physical activity.

    September 23, 2019
  • Vision 2020?

    Vision 2020?

    The WHO estimates, globally, poor vision results in an economic productivity loss of $275 billion.

    August 3, 2019
  • WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo a ‘health emergency’

    WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo a ‘health emergency’

    Latest UN figures showed that some 650 people have died in the current Ebola outbreak, while about 12 new cases are reported every day.

    July 18, 2019
  • Providing quality education

    Providing quality education

    We will be able to better prepare young generations for the future ahead when we find the correct balance between real-world interactions with skill development that technology enables.

    July 14, 2019
  • 5G rollout: Health care professionals divided over radiation fears

    5G rollout: Health care professionals divided over radiation fears

    The deployment of 5G would lead to more mobile antennas, hence, more fears of more radiation leading to poor health.

    July 3, 2019
  • World No Tobacco Day 2019 | Indestructible chemistry between tobacco and cancer

    World No Tobacco Day 2019 | Indestructible chemistry between tobacco and cancer

    Tobacco chewing, especially among the poor, is considered the single biggest cause for oral cancer in India

    May 30, 2019
  • Striking for a cause

    Striking for a cause

    While children across the world are joining the movement, much to the chagrin of the paternalistic class, some dismissing the protest as cute and others deriding it as undisciplined, it has not quite caught on in India, where children are amongst the worst victims of environmental degradation.

    March 14, 2019