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WHO Designates EG.5 Covid-19 Variant as ‘Variant of Concern’

The World Health Organization (WHO) has elevated the EG.5 strain of the Covid-19 virus to the status of a ‘variant of concern’ after initially categorizing it as a variant of interest. This sub-variant of the omicron lineage, known as EG.5, ..

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WHO International Health Regulations 2005

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the limitations of the WHO International Health Regulations 2005, which was implemented by 196 countries across the world. In response to the challenges highlighted by the pandemic, the first round of negotiations concerning ..

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Trends in Maternal Mortality Report

The United Nations Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter–Agency Group, called the MMEIG recently released a report on the maternal mortality rate. The report shows the maternal mortality rates between 2000 and 2020. The MMEIG comprises of World Health Organization, UNFPA, UNICEF, ..

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International Epilepsy Day 2023

Epilepsy is a nervous disorder. It affects brain activity. The disease is identified late among children. Early symptoms of the disease are left unnoticed. If identified at early stages, it can be cured easily. To increase awareness of the disease ..

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Uganda Successfully Ends Sudan Ebola Virus Outbreak

On January 11, 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that Uganda had successfully declared the end of the Ebola disease outbreak caused by Sudan ebolavirus. The country managed to end the outbreak in less than four months after the ..

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WHO-UNICEF Report on Progress on WASH in health care facilities

Recently WHO and UNICEF released a report titled “Progress on Wash in Health Care Facilities 2000-2021”. Key Points According to this report, while the world is battling the threat of diseases like the Covid-19 epidemic and monkeypox, on the other ..

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