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International Health Regulations 2005 on cVDPV

New Delhi (ABC Live):The seventh meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations 2005  (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened  via teleconference by the Director-General on 10 November 2015. The Director General of WHO had noted the concerns expressed by the Emergency Committee in its August 2015 report with respect to circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPV). …

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World Needs 215 000 More Radiotherapy Health Professionals By 2035: IAEA

New Delhi (ABC Live):An estimated 215 000 additional radiotherapy health professionals will be needed by 2035 to meet the growing demand for radiotherapy services as cancer cases continue to increase. Through collaborating with countries worldwide, the IAEA helps to meet this demand as it works to improve access to quality cancer care for patients, particularly in developing countries. “As the …

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Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance Still Dream: WHO

New Delhi (ABC Live):As WHO ramps up its fight against antibiotic resistance, a new multi-country survey shows people are confused about this major threat to public health and do not understand how to prevent it from growing. Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change and become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause. Over-use and misuse of …

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World Fraternity to organize October 1 as International Day for Older Persons

New Delhi (ABC Live): The world fraternity is all set to organize October 1, as International day for older persons with theme “Older people – a new power for development.” Older persons are playing an increasingly significant role in society as they grow in number and as health care improves in some parts of the world. The number of older …

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World Heart Day 2014 Targets 30 percent Salt Intake Reduction by 2025

New Delhi (ABC Live): On World Heart Day, held 29 September, WHO is calling on countries to take action on the overuse of salt by implementing WHO’s sodium reduction recommendations to cut the number of people experiencing heart disease and stroke, and, in turn, save lives. Target: 30% salt reduction by 2025 Noncommunicable diseases, including heart disease and stroke, are …

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UN Appoints Dr. David Nabarro as Coordinator for Ebola

New Delhi (ABC Live): Following the appointment on 12 August of Dr. David Nabarro as Senior United Nations System Coordinator for Ebola, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Anthony Banbury (United States) as Deputy Ebola Coordinator and Operation Crisis Manager, operating from the United Nations Operations Crisis Centre. Mr. Banbury and Dr. Nabarro will work closely with Dr. …

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Word Highest Number of Suicides Committed in India during 2012: WHO Report

GENEVA (ABC Live): More than 800 000 people die by suicide every year – around one person every 40 seconds, according to WHO’s first global report on suicide prevention, published on September 4, 2014. Which confirmed that some 75% of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries? In India 258 075 persons committed suicides out of more than 800 000 …

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Know Frequently Asked Questions on Ebola

New Delhi (ABC Live): In early August, after the meeting of the Ebola Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations, WHO provided advice to countries to help contain the current Ebola outbreak and prevent it from spreading further. Following are the Frequently asked questions on Ebola virus disease:  1. What is Ebola virus disease? Ebola virus disease (formerly known as …

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WHO Issues Statement on Ebola Spread During Travel

New Delhi (ABC Live):The current Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is believed to have begun in Guinea in December 2013. This outbreak now involves community transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and recently an ill traveller from Liberia infected a small number of people in Nigeria with whom he had direct contact. On 8 August 2014, WHO declared the …

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Indian Government Reconfirm to Parliament About Pesticide in Coke,Pepsi

New Delhi (ABC Live ):Indian government on Wednesday conceded that All beverages (carbonated water) including the cold drinks, Coke and Pepsi contain pesticide. Information to this effect was shared by DR. HARSH VARDHAN, Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE in response to question asked by Mr. Avinash Khanna. “Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to satate …

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