Researchers who analysed the genetics of the typhoid strain found it had mutated and acquired an extra piece of DNA to become resistant to multiple antibiotics.
Yellow fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes in tropical regions and is still a major killer in Africa. It had largely been brought under control in the Americas.
The move comes days after the Southeast Asian nation suspended a government programme to immunise hundreds of thousands of children with Dengvaxia following Sanofi’s findings released last week.
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Taking charge as WHO’s deputy director general in December, India’s Dr Soumya Swaminathan speaks to The Wire about global health, where India stands on medical research and how women can get ahead in the workplace.
About 22% of all annual deaths worldwide due to rotavirus infections are from India; that’s 80,000-100,000 children a year.
“The cost of this blockade is being measured in the number of lives that are lost.”
India was followed by Indonesia, China, Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria and South Africa, according to a Global TB Report 2017 released by the WHO.
A new team and a new programme of work is being discussed at the WHO, but will the new director general engage with challenging issues or maintain status quo?
The discovery is a fresh blow for hopes of eradicating the disease globally, a goal set for the year 2000, but repeatedly pushed back since 1988.
With the limited availability of the vaccine and men who have sex with men being the most affected group, the upcoming pride parades present a problem.
The new “essential medicines list” includes 39 antibiotics for 21 common syndromes, categorised into three groups: “Access”, “Watch” and “Reserve”.
Indian officials say there was no responsibility to inform the WHO about the three Zika cases, while the WHO says this is not true.
Tedros Ghebreyesus Adhanom has set universal health coverage as a priority. There are several ways to make headway with this goal.
The former health minister and foreign minister, who vowed to make universal health care his priority, won over half the votes from 189 member states in the first round and prevailed in a third-round ballot against Britain’s David Nabarro.
China views Taiwan as a renegade province to be retaken with force if necessary, and says it should not be recognised or treated as a separate country.
In 2005, India, Nepal and Bangladesh launched a joint kala azar elimination initiative to bring down the incidence to less than 1 case per 10,000 people by 2015. That goal has not been reached.
“Finally! The @NYTimes calls out @WHO DG candidate @DrTedros for covering up cholera epidemic using the euphemism of Acute Water Diarrhea.”
The World Health Organisation confirms that we are living longer, but are we living healthier? Medigo, a health-specialised platform, says not everyone is.
The injectable vaccine was developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline to protect children from the most deadly form of malaria in Africa.
C-sections were developed to deal with life threatening medical conditions during delivery, but is being practiced irrationally for profit and convenience.
The outbreak is the latest crisis for Burundi, which has been wrecked by deadly political violence since 2015.
A look at member states’ considerations, candidates plans for the future of global public health management and contemporary issues for the WHO.
He also criticised people who had “made statements contrary to the faith, limiting the education of the girl child, forcing a glass ceiling on the role women play in society”
A 2006 study found that women’s rights groups felt the gag rule violated their rights to freedom of speech and association.
Smoking costs $1 trillion to the global economy, will kill eight million more people a year by 2030, the study by WHO and US National Cancer Institute said.
Known as rVSV-ZEBOV – Vesicular Stomatitis Virus–Ebola Virus Vaccine – the vaccine was first developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Johnson & Johnson should be careful while branding its product as ‘ORSL’, a title resembling that of the ORS solution prescribed to treat dehydration from diarrhoea.
This week’s column considers the various kinds of problems that appalling sanitation brings with it.
Of the world’s 5.9 million under-five children who died last year, 60% were in 10 countries in Asia and Africa, a study found.
Excessive salt intake can lead to high blood pressure – a leading cause of cardiovascular diseases.
Despite a renewed conversation on air pollution, there was no impact this Diwali on the use of firecrackers, which create the most dangerous pollutants
Decades of conflict have left Afghanistan’s water infrastructure in a mess, and as refugees return to the country, the prospect of water-related conflicts rises.
Eradicating TB won’t happen unless the number of people who are latent carriers is tackled. A new estimate suggests it’s a much bigger problem than previously thought.
Doctors and health experts say the rise in the number of cases is due to warmer weather and erratic rainfall, which caused flash floods and thereby water stagnation.
A recently released UN report highlights international “policy incoherence” on medication, but the US has denounced its findings, signalling its unwillingness to institute reforms.
World Bank and WHO predict that sea levels will rise, food production will decrease and by 2030-2050 at least 250,000 people will die every year from just some of the climate-related harms.
Philippines has one of the fastest growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world. There were 841 newly diagnosed HIV cases in June.
Zika viruses have been found in tears, possibly explaining why some patients have suffered from conjunctivitis and, in rare cases, permanent vision loss.
With grave repercussions for India, a recent study suggests that the Zika virus can be even more infectious to people who have been exposed to dengue in their past.
The International Finance Corporation has funded projects in India that have caused large scale violation of environmental and social laws.