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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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The Arsenic Hit Ganga Belt

Over thousands of years, arsenic has been washing down from the Himalayas with the Ganga water as sediment. In the plains, this arsenic has been leaching into the ground. It remained within permissible limits and did no harm till around the 1970s when, concerned over deaths in the Gangetic belt caused mainly by the unhygienic ..

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Alternatives for Endosulfan to be studied by FAO

The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) will assume studies on integrated pest management alternatives to Endosulfan, a decision taken by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention. This verdict was taken as a carry out to the resolution of the CoP to the Convention in April to list Endosulfan and its isomers ..

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