Tag: Health Matters

July 18, 2019

Nearly 50% of Afghans suffer mental...

Half of Afghans have suffered mental illness, according to the ministry of public health

July 16, 2019

Global HIV Report by UNAIDS

Globally, around 1.7 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2018, a 16 percent decline since 2010, driven mostly by steady progress across most of Eastern and Southern Africa

Twenty Million Children Worldwide ...

Since 2000, WHO and UNICEF jointly produce national immunization coverage estimates for Member States on an annual basis. In addition to producing the immunization coverage estimates for 2018, the WHO and UNICEF estimation process revises the entire historical series of immunization data with the latest available information

May 31, 2019

World No Tobacco Day

WHO and global partners today (31 May) celebrate the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form

May 30, 2019

New polio case reported from Easter...

Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure and the polio vaccine is the only safe and effective way to protect children. All children should be vaccinated against polio during each campaign, until they reach the age of five. House-to-house vaccination is the only effective way to achieve polio eradication because it means every child has access to vaccination. This strategy has been implemented in all countries, and has proven to be most effective. However, if parents live in areas where there is no house-to-house campaign available, they should take their children to the local health facility for free polio vaccine

April 23, 2019

Study: Many Teens Don’t Know ...

Researchers from Stony Brook University in New York state compared adolescents’ responses about their use of such substances against urine samples taken from the teenagers

March 3, 2019

Doctor Says Smiling Improves Heart ...

Exercise and diet are keys to a healthier life, as many studies show, but here’s something that may surprise you: A heart specialist also recommends smiling to improve your health. VOA’s Carol Pearson explains

December 18, 2018

Meet Benedicte the Miracle Baby: Co...

The UN’s children’s emergency fund says more than 30 percent of cases in this outbreak are children

December 1, 2018

World AIDS Day: Take Preventive Mea...

The report said that three quarters of people living with HIV knew their HIV status in 2017, compared to just two thirds in 2015, and 21.7 million people living with HIV, or 59 percent, had access to antiretroviral therapy, up from 17.2 million in 2015

November 13, 2018

Uganda’s Ebola Survivors Recall D...

As the Democratic Republic of Congo battles the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, just across the border Ugandan survivors of a 2007 outbreak are reminded of the near-death experience they went through

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