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    Suicide kills one every 40 seconds: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:30am on September 10, 2019

    Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide each year — more than those killed by war and homicide or breast cancer, the World Health Organisation said Monday,...

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    Ebola death toll crosses 2,000 in DR Congo

    Agence France-Presse . Beni | Updated at 02:30pm on August 31, 2019

    The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo showed no signs of easing Friday on the eve of the UN chief’s visit to the country, with the...

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    Four European countries lose measles elimination status

    Agence France-Presse . Copenhagen | Updated at 01:06pm on August 29, 2019

    Measles cases are skyrocketing in Europe and the disease is surging in four countries previously considered to have eliminated it, including the United Kingdom...

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    IAEA, FAO, WHO joint team to help Bangladesh to control Aedes mosquitoes

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 04:26pm on August 20, 2019

    A joint expert team of International Atomic Energy Agency, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and World Health Organisation will assess the feasibility...

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    WHO for destroying larvae as 5 more die

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:00am on August 06, 2019

    Searching and destroying aedes mosquito larvae and eliminating the insect’s breeding sources (containers with clean water) are the key to preventing dengue, a goal for...

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    UN announces ‘clean air initiative’

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 03:06am on July 28, 2019

    The United Nations, World Health Organization, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and Climate and Clean Air Coalition have announced the ‘Clean Air Initiative’, calling...

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    Bangladesh achieves Hepatitis B control: WHO

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 03:01am on July 28, 2019

    Bangladesh is among the first four countries in WHO South-East Asia Region to achieve Hepatitis B control, with prevalence of the deadly disease dropping to...

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    E-cigarettes should be regulated: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 02:25pm on July 27, 2019

    Electronic cigarettes are ‘undoubtedly harmful’ and should be regulated, the WHO said Friday as it...

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    Dengue under control, claims LGRD minister Tajul Islam

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:46pm on July 25, 2019

    LGRD minister Md Tajul Islam on Thursday claimed that the dengue situation was under control...

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    Dengue in Bangladesh alarming but not out of control: WHO

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 06:11pm on July 20, 2019

    World Health Organisation acting country representative Edwin Salvador said the dengue situation is alarming in Bangladesh but not out of control. He made the remarks...