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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. The WHO Constitution states its main objective as "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health". Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, it has six regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

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WHO Renames Monkeypox [Video]

WHO Renames Monkeypox

WHO Renames , Monkeypox. CNN reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) made the announcement on Nov. 28. From now on, the virus is to be referred to as "mpox.". Both names will be used..

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Over 50 Million Birds Killed By US Avian Flu Outbreak [Video]

Over 50 Million Birds Killed By US Avian Flu Outbreak

Over 50 Million , Birds Killed , By US Avian Flu Outbreak. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says that more than 50 million birds have died from avian flu in 2022. BBC reports that..

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'How can a hospital function without electricity?' asks WHO on Ukraine trip [Video]

'How can a hospital function without electricity?' asks WHO on Ukraine trip

The World Health Organisation has warned of "life-threatening" consequences in Ukraine and estimates that millions could leave their homes as a result.

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War in Ukraine: Residents board trains to escape ‘life-threatening’ winter in Kherson and Mykolaiv [Video]

War in Ukraine: Residents board trains to escape ‘life-threatening’ winter in Kherson and Mykolaiv

Evacuations begin in Kherson and Mykolaiv regions, as WHO warns against “life-threatening" winter in Ukraine.

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WHO warns of 'life-threatening' winter for millions in Ukraine [Video]

WHO warns of 'life-threatening' winter for millions in Ukraine

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"We expect 2-3 million more people to leave their homes in search of warmth and safety," WHO warns [Video]

"We expect 2-3 million more people to leave their homes in search of warmth and safety," WHO warns

The World Health Organization warns that millions of Ukrainians will leave their homes for warmth and safety this winter, with temperatures reaching minus 20 degrees Celsius as the country’s..

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1 Billion Young People Are At Risk of Hearing Loss, New Study Finds [Video]

1 Billion Young People Are At Risk of Hearing Loss, New Study Finds

1 Billion Young People , Are At Risk of Hearing Loss, , New Study Finds. The study was conducted by researchers associated with the World Health Organization. It was published on Nov. 15 in the..

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes (World Diabetes Day) [Video]

10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes (World Diabetes Day)

10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes . According to the World Health Organization, the number of people with diabetes rose nearly 300 percent between 1980 and 2014. . In honor of World Diabetes..

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New pollution plans must bring EU closer to WHO air quality rules by 2030, says Commissioner [Video]

New pollution plans must bring EU closer to WHO air quality rules by 2030, says Commissioner

The European Commission laid out proposals for stricter air quality rules

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Good News | A new era for hearing aids and a significant rise in Spain’s mental healthcare budget [Video]

Good News | A new era for hearing aids and a significant rise in Spain’s mental healthcare budget

Globally, the World Health Organization says we are getting better at treating mental disorders.

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WHO alert against four Indian cough syrups: Know about the toxic chemical that may have caused deaths of 66 African kids

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Investigation into cough syrup following deaths of 66 children

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The World Health Organisation has issued an alert about an Indian made cough syrup after 66 children died in The Gambia.
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Drug regulator launches probe on WHO alert over deaths in Gambia linked to India-made cough syrups: Report

The CDSCO said it responded to the WHO within an hour-and-a-half after receiving intimation.
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WHO issues medical product alert on four cough syrups made by India's Maiden Pharmaceuticals

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday issued a medical product alert on four cough and cold syrups made by India's Maiden Pharmaceuticals Ltd, potentially linking it to acute kidney injuries..
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End of the COVID pandemic 'in sight', WHO says

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Mystery cluster of pneumonia cases in Argentina being monitored by World Health Organisation

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The World Health Organisation is monitoring a cluster of pneumonia cases from an unknown cause in Argentina, in an outbreak that so far has included three deaths.
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WHO boss suggests racism is why Ethiopia crisis gets little attention

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The head of the World Health Organisation has suggested racism is the reason the crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray region hasn't received more attention, calling it the "worst humanitarian crisis in the..
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WHO: Global pandemic treaty draft to be ready in 18 months

Based on their experiences during the Covid pandemic, WHO members proposed a treaty that would help bridge gaps in healthcare systems and stay prepared for future disasters.
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Monkeypox: Govt to hold meeting of experts today

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Gay men advised to limit number of partners to slow monkeypox spread

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) is advising gay men to limit their number of sexual partners in an effort to slow the spread of monkeypox.
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Delhi reports India's 4th Monkeypox case, health ministry calls high-level meeting

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'The perfect petri dish': Animal to human disease outbreaks rise by more than 60% in Africa

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Outbreaks of diseases that travelled from animals to humans in Africa have risen by 63% in the past decade, according to the latest World Health Organization figures.
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Global deaths unacceptably high as COVID 'running freely', WHO boss warns

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WHO confirms reports of new Omicron sub-variant called 'BA.2.75' in India, 10 other countries

WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan stated the sub-variant was first reported from India and then from about 10 other countries.
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'Sustained transmission' of monkeypox risks vulnerable groups such as pregnant women and children, warns WHO

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WHO issues warning over monkeypox reaching high-risk groups

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Monkeypox outbreak 'rapidly evolving' and action needed to curb 'spread', warns WHO

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Monkeypox outbreak remains 'containable', says WHO - as 131 cases confirmed in 19 countries

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Speakers at health conference object to WHO report on Covid deaths in India


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Rahul Gandhi doing politics over Covid-19 deaths: BJP

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