WHO

In 2012, 1.3 million EU citizens will be killed due to cancer

A new research has stated that as compared to earlier times there has been a decline in cancer deaths and in the European Union almost 1.3 million people will die of cancer.

Across the 27-country EU, a study was conducted to find out the rate of cancer deaths and it was seen that as compared to women, men were more likely to die from cancer and a significant amount of decline was seen in deaths due to breast cancer.

Region: 
Companies: 

BPA not Accumulated in Body: WHO

The reports about BPA being a risk to the health of men has been shrouded after a report by the World Health Organization has concluded that the chemical is disposed of from the body through urine. The statement issued by who would come as a startling surprise to people, who had been reading so much negative reports about the chemical.

Companies: 

WHO Report: Tuberculosis Deaths still Alarming

In line with the yearly World Health Organization's (WHO) report "Global Tuberculosis Control 2010", experts reveal that tuberculosis infection rate remained static in 2008 and 2009. Approximately 9.4 million inhabitants of the globe caught the disease last year and the year before.

Especially in India and China, measures to decrease tuberculosis infections contributed to the stabilization of new infection cases. The report further reads that in 22 countries of the world the infection rate is even slightly falling and only in South Africa it is increasing.

Companies: 
General: 

Aid Agencies Begin Polio Immunisation Campaign in Central Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, Rotary International and several other aid agencies are collaborating on a campaign to vaccinate 3 million people in three central African countries against polio. The campaign will begin today in Pointe Noire, a coastal city in Congo-Brazzaville. The campaign will also be carried out in Angola.

Companies: 
General: 

Mass Vaccination Campaign targets 134 Million Indian Children

In line with a World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) supported vaccination program, 134 million Indian children from over 14 different Indian states will be immunized against measles.

UN spokesperson, Farhan Haq, declared on Tuesday: "The highly contagious disease claims the lives of some 400 children every day, and in 2008, three out of four children who died of measles were from India". He further explains: "The campaign now under way in 14 high-risk Indian states aims to prevent up to 100,000 child deaths annually".

People: 
General: 
Companies: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - WHO