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World Health Assembly passes historic resolution on climate change & health, urging countries to take action

India, June 1 -- The resolution marks the WHO's commitment to encourage support for implementing policies and strategies to mitigate the effects of climate change on health The World Health Assembly ... Read More


World Health Assembly approves resolution that calls for mental health support to be included in emergency responses

India, May 30 -- Authors of the draft expressed concern at the continued discrimination and stigma suffered by victims of armed conflicts and natural disasters The World Health Assembly on May 29 app... Read More


Agreement on sharing pathogen access unlikely at World Health Assembly, may delay pandemic treaty

India, May 29 -- Even after two years of negotiations, countries have not reached a consensus on the finer details of the pandemic agreement The World Health Assembly has its work cut out as it meets... Read More


COVID-19 pandemic erased decade of gains in life expectancy, NCDs deaths on the rise: World Health Statistics Report

India, May 24 -- New Pandemic Agreement important not only to strengthen global health security, but to protect long-term investments in health and promote equity within and between countries Globall... Read More


Food labels misleading, India's new dietary guidelines warn

India, May 9 -- Advisory cautions against 'sugar-free' foods, protein powder; urges consumers to read detailed information on packaging T he recently released dietary guidelines by the Indian Council... Read More


Activists call out FSSAI for increasing permissible level of pesticides in Indian herbs, spices

India, April 24 -- Data for changing the permissible limit should have been provided, they say Much to the outrage of activists and scientists, the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in... Read More


Whooping cough cases outbreak reported around the world

India, April 12 -- China, Australia, Spain among countries with high number of patients with the respiratory infection Whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory illness also known as pertussis,... Read More


India had over 11% of global hepatitis burden in 2022, with 35.3 million cases

India, April 10 -- WHO's Global Hepatitis Report shows deaths due to hepatitis increased since 2019 India accounted for a significant 11.6 per cent of the world's hepatitis cases in 2022, according t... Read More


Global life expectancy increased by6.2 years in the past three decades: Lancet study

India, April 5 -- COVID-19, however, was a dampener in many countries An overall increase in life expectancy worldwide by 6.2 years was observed by a new study published in The Lancet from 1990 to 20... Read More


WHO launches 'CoViNet' - a global laboratory to monitor emerging coronaviruses

India, March 28 -- Builds on COVID-19 reference laboratory network established during early days of pandemic to confirm disease The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a global network of la... Read More