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WHO South-East Asia Region sets target of 2023 to eliminate measles & rubella

The member-countries of the World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia Region have resolved to eliminate highly infectious childhood killer diseases measles and rubella by 2023. The resolution was adopted at the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia in New Delhi. Till date, 5 countries have eliminated measles – Bhutan, DPR Korea, ..

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Gagandeep Kang becomes India’s first female scientist to be elected Royal Society Fellow

The Royal Society of London has announced a list of 51 eminent scientists elected to its fellowship in the year 2019. Among these is Dr. Gagandeep Kang, who is now with the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad. With this feat, Dr. Kang has become the India’s first female scientist to be elected to ..

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Increase in Global Measles by 300%: WHO

The WHO has reported that the measles cases have increases by 300% in the first 3 months of 2019.  The rise is exponential higher as compared to last year. Measles can be prevented by 2 doses of vaccines. However, the global body claims that skipping of vaccination rates has been increasing lately. 170 countries have ..

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Poonam Khetrapal Singh appointed as WHO regional director for South-East Asia

Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh has been appointed the South-East Asia regional director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for a second five-year term. Under her leadership, the Region has made remarkable progress. In her first term, she focused on building an increasingly responsive and accountable WHO in the Region, while prioritizing persisting and emerging epidemiological ..

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Poonam Khetrapal Singh elected as new Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh from India has been unanimously re-elected as Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia for another 5-year term beginning February 2019. The elections were held at the ongoing 71st regional committee meeting of WHO South-East Asia in New Delhi. In her ongoing first term as Regional Director, four countries in the Region ..

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