WHO India representative Henk Bekedam stressed on strengthening surveillance and inspection system to not only detect but respond to food-borne diseases.
The Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) developed by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), when considered at the national level, says Indians could live four years longer in average if its air quality meets WHO standards.
A total of 400 million children in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Timor Leste and Indonesia must receive the Measles Rubella (MR) vaccine by 2018, while 140 million should be reached by the end of 2017, said Pem Namgyal, Director for Family Health, Gender and Life Course, at the Word Health Organisation (WHO)'s Regional Office for South East Asia.
The WHO today voiced concern over the South-East Asia region, home to a quarter of the world's population, being at risk of emergence and spread of antimicrobial drug resistance.
On the eve of World Hepatitis Day, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia, Poonam Khetrapal Singh said that viral hepatitis is a major public health problem in the region.
The latest WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic found that 4.7 billion people--63 per cent of world's population--are covered by policies such as strong graphic warnings, smoke-free public places or other measures.
WHO’s latest move is expected to benefit Indian pharmaceutical companies which market biosimilar versions of two products - rituximab and trastuzumab.
The stock has seen strong movements, with a rise nearly 12 percent in the past one month. In the past three days, it soared over 9.3 percent.
In the second strategic sale approval in over 12 years, the Cabinet today cleared the sale of India's first pharma company Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd as well as Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd after selling their surplus land.
An experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be 100 per cent affective against the deadly virus in a major human trial in Guinea, giving doctors a safe and potent weapon against any future outbreak, WHO said today.
Anuh Pharma shares rallied 20 percent intraday Friday after getting European Medicines good manufacturing practice certificate for 2 products.
Currently, FDI is permitted in technology collaboration in any form, including licensing for franchise, trademark, brand name and management contracts in the tobacco sector.
The Delhi Declaration, adopted on the last day of the seventh edition of Conference of Parties (COP) on World Health Organisation FCTC, also asked the member countries to prohibit or regulate electronic nicotine delivery systems such as e-cigarettes.
The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) today called for declaring a 'red alert' in the national capital and immediate implementation of the odd-even scheme to mitigate the toxic smog shrouding the city for the past few days.
The Seventh Session of the Conference of Parties (COP7) to World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to be held from November 7 to 12 at Greater Noida.
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"This causes four million deaths annually, and leaves approximately 30 per cent of survivors seriously disabled. For the 70 per cent of survivors who recover, the likelihood of suffering further strokes is greatly increased," said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.
Food and beverages major PepsiCo today announced an aggressive plan to cut added sugars, saturated fat and sodium levels in its products taking cue from the latest dietary guidelines of WHO and changing consumer preferences.
Codex Alimentarius is a collection of internationally recognised standards, codes of practice, guidelines and other recommendations relating to foods, food production and food safety.
"NGOs, under the influence of multinational companies from western countries and promoting the interests of supermarkets and mega markets, have been influencing WHO to adopt resolutions at conferences, which will affect the livelihood of millions of small tobacco retailers across India," the retailer body said in a statement.
The roadmap by these 13 drug firms follows the Industry Declaration signed in January 2016 at the World Economic Forum by more than 100 companies and trade associations, the companies said in a joint statement.
"India's large and diverse population is a formidable challenge. We know that many countries of this region including India, as well as of the world, are grappling with challenge of shortage of health workforce.
FDI in tobacco sector cannot be encouraged because of public health reasons and also it would be against India's commitment to the WHO, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said.
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Experts noted that climate change was already causing tens of thousands of deaths every year. This is in addition to 7 million deaths caused by air pollution, a release by WHO said.