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28 July: World Hepatitis Day

Published: July 28, 2015

World Hepatitis Day is being observed every year on July 28 around the globe. Focus of the day: To spread awareness about viral hepatitis, that causes acute and chronic disease and kills around 1.4 million people every year. It also seeks to encourage diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Hepatitis. 2015 Theme- Prevent Hepatitis: It’s up ..

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New Ebola cases found once again in Liberia

Published: July 4, 2015

The death toll from Ebola virus in Liberia is on the rise once again after three new confirmed cases were reported. Earlier in May 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) had declared the West African country Ebola free after no new cases were reported. Liberia has accounted for more than 4,800 deaths since the outbreak, ..

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400 million people worldwide lack access to essential health services: WHO and WB report

Published: June 15, 2015

World Bank and World Health Organisation (WHO) in their latest report have reported that around 400-million people worldwide lack access to essential health services. It was revealed in a report by the World Bank and WHO on tracking universal health care (UHC) coverage. It is the first report to measure health service coverage and financial ..

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14 June: World Blood Donor day

Published: June 14, 2015

World Blood Donor Day is being observed across the world on 14 June to raise the public awareness about the need for safe blood donation. The theme of this year’s campaign is Thank you for saving my life. This year’s campaign encourages donors all over the world to donate blood voluntarily and regularly with the ..

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31 May: World No-Tobacco Day

Published: May 31, 2015

World No-Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed every year across the world on 31 May. This day highlights the health risks associated with consumption all forms of tobacco and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. WNTD 2015, calls on countries to work together to end the illicit trade of tobacco products which is a ..

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