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World Health Organization: Specialized agency of the United Nations
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has six regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

Flood-hit Kenya reports cases of cholera, as WHO warns of spreading of waterborne diseases [Video]

Flood-hit Kenya reports cases of cholera, as WHO warns of spreading of waterborne diseases

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'It was traumatic': UK parents urge others to vaccinate their children amid rising measles cases [Video]

'It was traumatic': UK parents urge others to vaccinate their children amid rising measles cases

Global measles cases could double in a year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Nasser hospital - the main medical centre serving southern Gaza - is "not functional anymore", the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.
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Another 70 suspected measles cases in UK as WHO warns of 'alarming rise' in spread across Europe

Another 70 suspected measles cases have been reported in the UK as the World Health Organization (WHO) warns of an "alarming rise" in the spread of the disease across Europe.
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Covid-19 sub-variant JN.1: India logs 1,226 cases, highest from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh

A total of 1,226 cases of COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 have been reported in 17 states and UTs, with Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh leading. The Centre has asked states to maintain vigilance and comply with..
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682 cases of JN.1 recorded in 12 states till Jan 6: Report

A total of 682 cases of the JN.1 sub-variant of COVID-19 have been reported in 12 states across India. The World Health Organization (WHO) classified JN.1 as a variant of interest distinct from..
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Terminologies used for traditional medicine to be on WHO list soon

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Covid-19: India witnesses 760 new cases, 2 deaths amid JN.1 spike, active cases rise to 4,423

As of December 16, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported 7,344 cases of Covid-19 JN.1 subvariant from 41 countries.
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Covid sub-variant JN.1: INSACOG says 196 cases detected in country

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India reports 743 new Covid cases, seven deaths

India reports 743 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total to 3,997 active cases. Seven fatalities occurred in the past day, with Kerala reporting three deaths, Karnataka two, and Chhattisgarh and Tamil..
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India logs 702 new Covid-19 cases, records six deaths in last 24 hours

India has reported 702 new Covid-19 cases and 6 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total count to 4,50,10,944 and the death toll to 5,33,346. Delhi reported its first case of the Covid-19..
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WHO: Boost surveillance, Covid protective measures

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries in the South-East Asia Region (SEARO), including India, to enhance surveillance and implement protective measures due to a surge in respiratory..
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COVID-19 surge: Maharashtra reports 50 new cases, 9 JN.1 infections

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As Covid-19 cases rise, WHO asks countries to strengthen surveillance

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COVID strain classified 'variant of interest' by WHO as cases rise

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified the JN.1 COVID strain as a "variant of interest".
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13 out of every 100 killed in road crashes in 2021 were from India: WHO report

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India prepared for any kind of public health exigency, says Centre amid child pneumonia outbreak in China

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WHO seeks answers from China about mystery outbreak of respiratory illness

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Gaza on verge of major disease outbreak, WHO warns

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Shifa Hospital in Gaza is 'death zone' with mass grave at the door - WHO says

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WHO sets up panel to combat loneliness

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Baby formula prices a 'catastrophe' for families that 'cannot be ignored', MP says

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Israel and Hamas dispute claims of Gaza hospital fuel offer - as 'babies among 12 dead'

Hamas has denied refusing an offer of fuel from Israel for Gaza's biggest hospital, which the World Health Organisation says is "not functioning" due to bombing and gunfire.
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'Profit-driven' baby formula milk manufacturers 'exploiting' families, WHO says

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WHO looks for treatment for epidemic of loneliness

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Cheap malaria vaccine approved for global rollout

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India's philosophy of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' is clarion call to build better world: WHO's Poonam Khetrapal Singh

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Cadbury working on low sugar chocolate bars, as WHO recommends avoiding sweeteners for weight control

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