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New York, Oct 16 (JEN): From Ethiopia and Yemen to Bolivia and Viet Nam millions of children on Tuesday took part in the sixth annual United Nations-backed Global Handwashing Day, driving home the message that the simple use of soap and water can slash highly preventable diarrhoeal diseases that kill 1,400 children under five every day. more
UN launches initiative to phase out mercury in medical devices

New York, Oct 12 (JEN): The United Nations World Heath Organization (WHO) and Health Care Without Harm – an international coalition of health care organizations and professionals â ...

UNSC urges Sudan to engage in polio vaccination campaign

New York, Oct 12 (JEW): Alarmed by the immanent threat posed by the spread of polio through South Kordofan, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Friday called on the Sudanese Governmen ...

Cancer and Celebrities: One True Thing

What do Yuvraj Singh, Monisha Koirala, Lisa Ray, Anurag Basu, Barbara Mori, and others have in common beside the fact that they are celebrities? They are gritty, fearless and fighting crusad ...

Sanofi, IDF, PHFI partner to fight diabetes in India

Mumbai / Kolkata, Sept 30 (JEN): Sanofi, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) on Monday announced their first joint public health initiati ...

India: Doctors take US healthcare technology to villages

Technology developed in the US for improvement in healthcare is now being used in rural India. SPAN writer Steve Fox reports