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    One third of global population lack basic hygiene: UN report

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:53am on June 18, 2019

    Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely-managed drinking...

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    264 dead in battle for Libya capital: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 12:00am on April 24, 2019

    At least 264 people have been killed and 1,266 wounded, including civilians, in an offensive by military strongman Khalifa Haftar to seize Libya’s capital Tripoli,...

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    Health alert if pollution exceeds WHO guideline

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 07:57pm on March 06, 2019

    The parliamentary standing committee on the ministry of environment, forest and climate change on Wednesday recommended issuing health alert if the air pollution level exceeds...

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    Bangladesh needs another push to eliminate leprosy: WHO envoy

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:37am on February 11, 2019

    Though Bangladesh has already achieved the leprosy elimination target, WHO goodwill ambassador Yohei Sasakawa thinks the country needs a further push with an all-out comprehensive...

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    Suicide rate falls by a third globally, data show

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:03pm on February 07, 2019

    Suicides have fallen globally by more than a third since 1990, according to a far-reaching analysis released Thursday that highlighted profound differences in the number...

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    WHO study likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco, alcohol industries

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 01:04am on January 10, 2019

    The palm oil industry is deploying tactics similar to those of the alcohol and tobacco industries to influence research into the health effects of its...

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    Road accident deaths swell to 1.35m each year: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organisation said...

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    WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 04:03pm on November 12, 2018

    The World Health Organisation warned Monday that antibiotics consumption is dangerously high in some countries while a shortage in others is spurring risky misuse, driving...

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    Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on September 23, 2018

    Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organisation said Friday, adding that...