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World Health Statistics 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented devastation worldwide, leading to millions of lives lost and significant disruptions to global health. In a recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the true magnitude of the pandemic’s toll on human lives ..

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New Name for Monkeypox

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that mpox is currently the preferred name for monkeypox. Why was monkeypox renamed? Monkeypox was named in 1970 – more than 10 years after the virus that causes the disease was discovered in captive ..

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WHO Chief Scientist asks to prioritize school openings

Chief Scientist of World Health Organization, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, urged the nations to prioritize reopening of schools amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Highlights Chief scientist highlighted that; Covid-19 has indirectly affected the education greatly by shutting down schools globally. So, she ..

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WHO names COVID-19 variants found in India

World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended several names, to label emerging coronavirus variants of global concern, after four letters of Greek alphabet. It named B.1.617.2 variant, identified first in India, as Delta. Highlights ‘UK variant’ was named as ‘Alpha’. Existing ..

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WHO-ILO Study: Long working hours increases deaths from heart disease and stroke

A study conducted by the World Health Organisation and the International Labour Organisation recently found that the long working hours kills hundreds of people every year. Key findings of the study Around 745,00 people died of stroke and ischemic heart ..

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High & upper middle countries received 83% vaccines: WHO

The World Health Organisation recently announced that the high and upper middle-income countries have received 83% of world vaccines. These countries represent 53% of world population. On the other hand, the low and middle income countries have received only 17% ..

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