Health

New Ebola outbreak declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Health workers put on personal protective equipment (PPE) before entering an Ebola quarantine...

First case of HIV cure in a woman after stem cell transplantation reported at CROI-2022

The International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trial Network (IMPAACT) P1107 reported the first case of HIV cure in a woman living with HIV submitted to a dual stem cell transplant (i.e., an umbilical cord blood transplant combined with...

WHO establishes the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of India on 25, March 2022 signed an agreement to establish the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine. This global knowledge centre for traditional medicine, supported by an investment of USD...

WHO establishes the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of India signed an agreement to establish the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine, on March 25th. This global knowledge centre for traditional medicine, supported by an investment of USD...

On World TB day WHO calls for increased investments into TB services and research

On World TB Day, WHO calls for an urgent investment of resources, support, care and information into the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Although 66 million lives have been saved since 2000, the COVID-19 pandemic has reversed those gains. For the...

WHO reveals countries to produce first COVID-busting mRNA vaccines in Africa

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A lab worker in the mRNA technology transfer hub in South Africa, one of the...

WHO: New guidance on treating complications due to unsafe abortion

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Around 45 per cent of all abortions are unsafe, 97 per cent of which take place in...

COVID-19: Current vaccines may need to be updated, experts warn

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Communities in Kohima, India, are being vaccinated against COVID-19.

70 per cent vaccination target must be met to ward off Omicron: WHO

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to surge across the world, the UN health agency on Tuesday said that it was crucial that more is done to help all countries receive lifesaving coronavirus jabs as quickly as possible.

WHO and St. Jude to dramatically increase global access to childhood cancer medicines

The World Health Organization and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on 13 Dec. 2021 announced plans to establish a platform that will dramatically increase access to childhood cancer medicines around the world.