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Polio-free Southeast Asia within reach: WHO


September 5th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Eleven countries in Southeast Asia region are now on track to declaring the region polio-free as the last case of wild polio virus there was ... Read more...

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TERI’s Pachauri gets Mexican humanitarian award


June 18th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 18 (IANS) The director general of India's The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), R.K. Pachauri, has been conferred the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle by President Felipe ... Read more...

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Cuba, WHO to cooperate on generic drugs


March 31st, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 31 (IANS) Cuba and the World Health Organization have signed an agreement for technology transfer and production of generic drugs.Health Minister Roberto Morales and visiting WHO Director General ... Read more...

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Pakistan asks WHO for help on dengue


January 29th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has assured Pakistan of its full support in eradicating diseases like polio, hepatitis and dengue.Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Read more...

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WHO lauds India’s year without polio (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) With a 'zero-polio' record in the last one year, India Friday carried its fight against the crippling disease to hospitals and health care centres across ... Read more...

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WHO commends India’s polio free year


January 13th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The World Health Organisation has commended India's one year of being a 'polio free nation', calling it a major achievement."India's success is arguably its greatest ... Read more...

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Margaret Chan is sole candidate for WHO chief


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Nov 22 (IANS) Margaret Chan, the incumbent chief of the World Health Organization (WHO), has become the only candidate proposed by members to compete for next term of the ... Read more...

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WHO urges sufficient health budgets despite economic plight


October 20th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 20 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on all governments to keep up sufficient health budgets despite the current economic woes.Speaking at the World ... Read more...

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Southeast Asian countries to combat drug resistance: WHO


September 6th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 6 (IANS) Health ministers from 11 Southeast Asian countries Tuesday adopted the Jaipur Declaration on Antimicrobial Resistance committing to preserving the efficacy of antibiotics through rational use and ... Read more...

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Non-communicable diseases leading cause of deaths: UN


April 28th, 2011 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 28 (IANS) Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading killer today and are on the risee, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said here Wednesday."The rise of chronic NCDs presents ... Read more...

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Efforts to beat malaria may backfire, says experts


October 30th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): Efforts to wipe out malaria in some countries may be counter-productive, suggests an international team of researchers.A new report in the Lancet has suggested some countries, particularly in ... Read more...

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Immunizing kids against diseases key to achieving child survival goals


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Global health and development chiefs in New York have said that immunizing children against preventable diseases is critical to achieving United Nations-led goals to reduce child deaths.At an ... Read more...

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Asia’s maternal mortality rate declines 52 percent: Report


September 15th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Asia's maternal mortality rate declined by 52 percent in the last two decades against a 34 percent decline globally, a report released Wednesday said. In Asia, the number ... Read more...

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Swine Flu Pandemic Is Over - WHO


August 11th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The World Health Organization (WHO) has enunciated that the H1N1 swine flu pandemic is over. This enunciation has emerged a year subsequent to the pandemic ... Read more...

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WHO Declares Swine Flu Pandemic Officially Over


August 11th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The World Health Organization has officially declared yesterday that the H1N1 flu pandemic is now over. The Director General of WHO, Margaret Chan said that the ... Read more...

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Two die of swine flu in Orissa, toll seven


August 11th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 (IANS) Two women died of swine flu in Orissa, taking the toll due to H1N1 to seven in the state, an official said. This happened even as the World ... Read more...

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WHO declares swine flu pandemic over


August 11th, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 10 (DPA) The World Health Organisation Tuesday officially declared the swine flu pandemic over, 14 months after it issued the highest influenza alert level for the disease. "The new H1N1 virus ... Read more...

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Not influenced by pharma companies on H1N1 pandemic: WHO


June 9th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) With critics from many parts of the world claiming that the swine flu threat was blown out of proportion, World Health Organisation (WHO) director general Margaret Chan ... Read more...

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WHO refutes accusations that agency submitted to pressure from pharmaceutical companies during handling H1N1 pandemic


June 9th, 2010 - 2:03 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday refuted accusations that the agency submitted to pressure from pharmaceutical companies in its handling of the H1N1 ... Read more...

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WHO: H1N1 not over as yet


June 4th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jun 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the World Health Organization, the H1N1 flu pandemic is not yet over. However WHO said that the intense activity of the disease is over ... Read more...

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India asks WHO to explain swine flu alarm


January 20th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) India Wednesday asked the World Health Organisation (WHO) to explain reports that the swine flu was a "false pandemic". Union Health Secretary K. Sujatha Rao, who is attending ... Read more...

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WHO Director-General visits Cuba


October 25th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Oct 25 (IANS) Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has arrived in Cuba for a four-day visit. Her visit includes a tour of important scientific institutions in the country ... Read more...

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Four million HIV people were treated in 2008: WHO


September 30th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Over four million HIV positive people in low-and middle income countries received antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 2008, a 36 percent jump over the previous year and a ... Read more...

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H1N1 vaccine production to reach three billion in 2010


September 21st, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Sep 21 (DPA) The production of swine flu vaccines is on track to reach three billion inoculations within the next year, the head of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, ... Read more...

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WHO maps world’s deadliest roads


September 10th, 2009 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
By Martin Bensley Geneva, Sep 10 (DPA) The most dangerous place in the world to travel on roads is in the impoverished East African state of Eritrea, says the World Health Organisation (WHO) ... Read more...

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Asian countries to meet over swine flu next month


August 31st, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Health ministers from 11 Asian countries, including India, and World Health Organisation (WHO) experts are set to meet in Nepal in September to discuss swine flu preparedness ... Read more...

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H1N1 flu spreads at ‘unbelievable’ speed: WHO


August 29th, 2009 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 29 (Xinhua) A (H1N1) flu is spreading at an "unbelievable" speed, with "a very severe form of disease" attacking the lungs of healthy young people, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General ... Read more...

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WHO warns of second wave of swine flu pandemic


August 23rd, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Aug.23 (ANI): The World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging people around the world to brace themselves for a second wave of the swine flu pandemic as the heavily populated northern hemisphere ... Read more...

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Global swine flu death toll now over 700, says WHO


July 22nd, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): H1N1 swine flu has claimed lives of more than 700 people across the globe since it broke out four months ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.WHO ... Read more...

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Global economic crisis ruining diets, health, says WHO chief


July 6th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 6 (DPA) The head of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, said Monday that the global economic crisis was causing people to ditch healthy foods and this would lead to ... Read more...

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Swine flu ‘unstoppable’, says WHO chief


July 3rd, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Mexico City (Mexico), July 3 (ANI): World Health Organization head Margaret Chan has warned a forum in Mexico that the swine flu virus worldwide is now unstoppable.The WHO says most H1N1 cases ... Read more...

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Swine flu vaccine in six months: Health ministry


June 12th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Indian scientists are working on developing a vaccine for influenza A (H1N1), or swine flu, by the end of the year, a senior health ministry official said ... Read more...

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WHO raises swine flu alert to highest pandemic level (Lead)


June 12th, 2009 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 11 (DPA) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Thursday raised its alert against influenza A (H1N1) to the highest Phase 6, declaring it to be a pandemic. "The scientific criteria for an ... Read more...

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World closer to swine flu pandemic, says WHO


May 29th, 2009 - 5:25 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 29 (Xinhua) World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Margaret Chan said Thursday the world is inching closer to a full A(H1N1) or swine flu pandemic. "Now we are not in phase six ... Read more...

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Ban Ki-moon urges private sector to help combat swine flu


May 19th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 19 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that cooperation was needed from the private sector to tackle the influenza A(H1N1) virus, also called swine flu. Ban was addressing delegates ... Read more...

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