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    16.8pc adults, 13.6pc children have mental disorder in Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:33am on November 08, 2019

    At least 16.8 per cent of the adult population in and 13.6 per cent of the children in Bangladesh suffer from mental disorders, revealed a...

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    251 new dengue patients hospitalised

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:26pm on October 28, 2019

    At least 251 new dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours until  8am Monday. Of them, 89 were hospitalised in the capital...

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    WHO accused of controlling Ebola vaccine supply in DRC

    Agence France-Presse . Kinshasa | Updated at 03:04pm on September 23, 2019

    Aid group Doctors Without Borders on Monday accused the World Health Organisation of rationing the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo where more...

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    More healthcare investment needed to cut out-of-pocket spending: WHO

    Reuters .  Geneva | Updated at 01:23am on September 23, 2019

    Governments must boost spending on primary health care by at least an additional one per cent of their gross domestic product to widen coverage and...

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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...