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World Health Assembly Announces 3 1 billion Health goals

The 71st World Health Assembly opened in Geneva on Monday. The conference unveiled an ambitious plan to significantly increase global access to better health care and health benefits over the next five years. 168 more words


DRC Prepares for Mass Ebola Vaccinationsj

Preparations are under way for a mass Ebola vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the Ministry of Health and international aid agencies hold a second day of inoculations in northwestern Equateur Province. 306 more words

Health Matters

World Health Assembly:71th meeting in Geneva

In news: Plenary Meeting of the 71st World Health Assembly is being held at Geneva.

In addition to its three main themes of celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Organization, the 40th Anniversary of Alma-Ata and WHO’s top priority, universal health coverage, it will cover many topics on health throughout the life-course including sexual and reproductive health; early childhood development; maternal, infant and young child nutrition; poliomyelitis and the Global Vaccine Action Plan. 100 more words


Nipah virus (NiV)

In news: Kerala health department is on high alert in the wake of deaths due to the ‘Nipah’ virus (NiV). The government has set up a task force to monitor the cases and contain the spread of this fast spreading virus which has a reported mortality rate of 70%. 234 more words

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Who? A Few Questions

A prompt generator asked me these questions, so I thought I’d answer here today.

1. Who is the most creative person you know? My sister. 129 more words


First edition (2018) of the Model List of Essential In-Vitro Diagnostics ...by World Health Organization( WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) published the first edition of the Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics (EDL) in May 2018. It is intended to complement the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (EML). 656 more words

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NGO launches global wash campaign

In other to accelerate progress towards water access and security for citizens in developing countries, Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) has disclosed plans to embark on a major global water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) campaign.The launch followed the United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s call to action on WASH in healthcare facilities in March 2018, which coincides with the World Health Organisations (WHO) ‘Save Lives’, clean your hands campaign day. 216 more words