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WHO: Child vaccination rates below pre-pandemic levels

The Global child vaccination rates remained below pre-pandemic levels last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Monday. In 2023, 84 per cent of children globally were fully vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus…

Alcohol kills 2.6 million drinkers annually – WHO

Alcohol kills nearly three million people annually, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, adding that while the death rate had dropped slightly in recent years it remained “unacceptably high”. The United Nations health agency’s latest report on alcohol and…

Increasing access to community healthcare

Recently the World Health Organisation (WHO) decried the increasing threat to the right to health of millions of people across the world. The WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All has stated that 140 countries recognise health as…