Tag: World Health Organisation

More optometrists required to address blindness ailments in India

Hyderabad: As many as 10 crore Indians suffering from blindness-related ailments have no access to a pair of glasses, mainly due to lack of optometrists in tier III and tier IV cities and villages, said an expert. India Vision Institute (IVI) CEO Vinod Daniel said that although the cost of a pair of glasses is […]

Adopt tailored solutions to eliminate TB by 2030: WHO

New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has told the South East Asian countries to integrate their national plans and mobilise and utilise resources efficiently to reach the Tuberculosis elimination target of 2030, a statement said on Sunday. The WHO South East Asia Region includes India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, North Korea, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri […]

Affordable medicine: WHO wants bold steps

Male/New Delhi: Aiming to make medicines and treatment affordable for everyone, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday asked the South East Asian nations to take bold action ensuring citizens access to safe efficacious, quality and affordable medical products. The WHO also wants more emphasis to be given on leveraging collective strengths through greater inter-country cooperation. […]

Sudarshan Pattnaik creates sand art on World Tuberculosis Day
World Tuberculosis Day: Sudarshan Pattnaik sculpts sand art to raise awareness

Puri: On the occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, international sand artist and Padma Shri awardee Sudarshan Pattnaik has through his art, at Puri sea beach, given an awareness message for the treatment and total cure of the disease. Pattnaik has mentioned that TB is not an incurable disease but it can be cured with […]

Over 20,000 people contracted Ebola in 2014: WHO

Geneva: The number of people infected with the deadly Ebola virus reached 20,381 people by the end of 2014, and 7,989 of them died of the disease, according to figures released Friday by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The data includes confirmed, suspected and probable cases recorded in Guinea Conakry and Sierra Leone until Dec […]