Tag Archives: World Health Organization

Top US Researcher Says Zika Vaccine Is Years Away

Top US Researcher Says Zika Vaccine Is Years Away

  Miami, United States – The hunt for a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus could take years, a top US health chief said Thursday amid a worrying outbreak of the mosquito-borne ...

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Child Obesity an ‘Exploding Nightmare’ in Developing World: WHO

Child Obesity an ‘Exploding Nightmare’ in Developing World: WHO

  Geneva, Switzerland – Childhood obesity has reached alarming rates globally and become an “exploding nightmare” in the developing world, including Africa where the number of obese and overweight children under ...

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Rotary Gives US$35 Million to End Polio Worldwide

Rotary Gives US$35 Million to End Polio Worldwide

  EVANSTON, United States, January 13, 2016 – Rotary announces $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, including $15 million to support polio eradication efforts ...

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Swine Flu Kills Three in Armenia Since Jan 1: Ministry

Swine Flu Kills Three in Armenia Since Jan 1: Ministry

  Yerevan, Armenia – Three people have died of swine flu in Armenia since the start of the year, the country’s health ministry said Monday, after an outbreak in neighbouring Iran ...

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Fake Medicine Worth $7 Million Seized Across Asia: Interpol

Fake Medicine Worth $7 Million Seized Across Asia: Interpol

  Lyon, France – Interpol seized counterfeit drugs worth $7 million in September in an operation encompassing 13 Asian countries, the international police organisation said. Medication including antibiotics, anti-hypertension pills and ...

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Fight vs. Chronic Viral Hepatitis Rages in the Philippines

Fight vs. Chronic Viral Hepatitis Rages in the Philippines

  HEPATITIS in all its guises and complications afflicts some 17 percent—nearly one of every five—of the Filipino population. The disease robs them of their lives—“many would think that the ...

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