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9th Global Conference on Health Promotion Aims SDGs

21 NOVEMBER 2016 | SHANGHAI (ABC Live); 9th Global Conference :Leaders from governments and United Nations organizations, city chiefs, and health experts from around the world today made 2 landmark commitments to promote public health and eradicate poverty. The 9th Global conference on health promotion, co-organized by WHO and the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of ... Read More »

India Adds 26450 Post Graduates Doctors Per Year

New Delhi (ABC Live): Post Graduates Doctors :  The State-wise details of availability medical colleges and undergraduate and postgraduate seats are as under. With a view to bridging the gap in underserved areas, the Central Government is implementing three Centrally Sponsored Schemes namely; i)        Establishment of new medical colleges attached with district/ referral Hospitals under which 58 medical colleges are being ... Read More »

UN Joins WHO for Coalition for Climate and Clean Air

New York (ABC Live): Coalition for Climate and Clean Air : The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Coalition for Climate and Clean Air (CCAC) and the Government of Norway has launched a global awareness campaign on the dangers of air pollution – especially ‘invisible killers’ such as black carbon, ground-level ozone and methane – for ... Read More »

IAEA Bench Marks Radionuclides for Human Consumption

New Delhi (ABC Live): A new IAEA publication consolidating data on the acceptable level of radionuclides in food and drinking water will form the basis of developing a harmonized global system in coming years. As discussed in Criteria for Radionuclide Activity Concentrations for Food and Drinking Water, a number of international standards exist for the amount of radionuclides food and drinking ... Read More »

UNICEF Secures Pentavalent Vaccine at Subsidized Price

New York (ABC Live):19 October 2016 –Pentavalent Vaccine ; With a price drop to below $1 a dose, UNICEF has successfully secured a five-in-one vaccine for children at half the price the agency currently pays, which will allow it to buy 450 million doses for 80 countries over the next three years. The Pentavalent Vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis ... Read More »

Revision of International Classification Diseases by 2018

New Delhi (ABC Live): International Classification Diseases :WHO will organize a high-level ICD-11 Revision Conference for Member States, hosted by the Collaborating Centre WHO-FIC in Japan. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the WHO Family of International Classifications Network (WHO-FIC), which will also take place in Tokyo, Japan from 8-12 October 2016. The theme ... Read More »

WHO Urges Tax on Sugary Drinks to Reduce Obesity

GENEVA(ABC Live) – Tax on Sugary Drinks : Taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, says a new WHO report. Fiscal policies that lead to at least a 20% increase in the retail price of sugary drinks would result in proportional reductions in consumption of such products, according to the report titled “Fiscal ... Read More »

World Stand-ups Against Antimicrobial Medicines Resistant

New York (ABC Live): Antimicrobial Medicines Resistant  ; Meeting at the United Nations today, world leaders signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines. Speaking at the meeting, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, antimicrobial resistance poses “a fundamental, long-term threat to human health, sustainable food production and development.” “It is not that it ... Read More »

WHO All Set to get New Chief

GENEVA (ABC Live): WHO:  Six candidates have been proposed by Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the position of WHO Director-General. Member States proposed the following candidates: The Government of Ethiopia has submitted the nomination of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus; The Government of Italy has submitted the nomination of Dr Flavia Bustreo; The Government of France has ... Read More »

Nuclear Energy to Cure Mosquitos Spread Diseases

New Delhi (ABC Live); Mosquitos Spread Diseases: The IAEA is holding a workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week on the potential use of a nuclear technique to suppress mosquitos spreading Zika and other viruses, such as dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. Organised in partnership with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the week-long meeting brings together more ... Read More »