January 7, 2017

This is the Nigeria Emergencies Response Plan for 2017

  This plan was created by the World Health Organization. It reads:
July 18, 2016

#AIDS2016: The key challenges to global HIV response – WHO

The World Health Organization is flagging 4 key challenges as the international community meets at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, from 18–22 July 2016. The Organization is highlighting the need to renew attention to HIV prevention, whilst maintaining momentum on scaling up access to HIV treatment. It […]
July 5, 2016

Pricing is a major barrier to access quality medicines in Africa- WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for greater commitment and higher investment in Africa to build strong pharmaceutical systems and improve access to quality medicines in countries of the continent. While praising many improvements in Africa, the Organization underlined the need to employ sustained efforts in the area and […]
June 14, 2016

Rio Olympics: Zika Emergency Committee update

There have been calls by health professionals asking the World Health Organisation, WHO to shelve the Rio Olympics because of the risk spreading the epidemic Zika virus. Click here if you missed that bit. The Committee was asked to consider the potential risks of Zika transmission for mass gatherings, including […]
June 3, 2016

Syria war: WHO says they risk losing vaccination of 1 million kids

As violence and fighting intensify in Syria, the World Health Organization has expressed concern about losing the opportunity to vaccinate about a million children in the country.  “Health workers, patients, health facilities must be protected; civilians allowed unrestricted access to urgently needed health services”, WHO tweeted. 
May 31, 2016

World Health Organisation calls for plain packaging of tobacco products #WorldNoTobaccoDay

Tobacco-related illness is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced. According to the World Health Organisation statistics, approximately 1 person dies from a tobacco-caused disease every 6 seconds, equivalent to almost 6 million people a year. This is forecast to rise to more than 8 […]
May 16, 2016

How medical professionals should treat victims of female genital mutilation- World Health Organisation

The World Health Organization today released its first-ever guidelines on how medical professionals should treat victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), hoping to ease the terrible suffering caused by the widely condemned practice. Female genital mutilation (FGM) describes all procedures that involve the partial or total removal of external genitalia […]
May 16, 2016

India and WHO signs pact for promoting Indian traditional medicines

India and World Health Organisation on Saturday signed an historic pact to promote Indian traditional medicines globally, a move which will enhance opportunities for domestic firms engaged in such herbal, Ayurveda, Unani and Panchakarma products.   Some of the companies like Ramdev’s Patanjali has grown phenomenally with sales crossing Rs […]