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US & Canada · Washington
Pandemic behind 'largest backslide in childhood vaccination in a generation'
Vaccine coverage continued to decline worldwide in 2021, with 25 million children missing out on lifesaving vaccines. There was a 5-point drop in the percentage of children who got three doses of DTP3, the vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. Eighteen million of these children didn't get a single dose of the vaccine.See the Story
61% Center coverage: 73 sources
Smoking · Geneva
Big tobacco's environmental impact is 'devastating': WHO
Tobacco industry costs the world more than eight million human lives every year. 600 million trees, 200,000 hectares of land, 22 billion tonnes of water, and 84 million tonnes of CO2 are used in the production of tobacco. Cigarette filters contain microplastics and make up the second-highest form of plastic pollution worldwide.See the Story
42% Center coverage: 26 sources
Asia · New York
International Day of Yoga: Explore yourself through Yoga
In India, millions took part in events nationwide on Tuesday to mark the International Day of Yoga. A government-sponsored mass event usually takes place in India every year on this day, but it was canceled for the past two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a known yoga enthusiast, performed a number of exercises.See the Story
50% Right coverage: 24 sources
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Europe · Geneva
WHO clears China’s CanSino COVID vaccine for emergency use
The World Health Organization has granted an emergency use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by China's CanSino Biologics. The single-dose vaccine was found to be about 92% effective against severe COVID-19 and 64% effective in preventing people from getting symptoms. WHO's expert vaccine group recommended the vaccine for everyone age 18 and over.See the Story
40% Center coverage: 20 sources
International · Kinshasa
Democratic Republic of Congo declares end to Ebola outbreak
The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared the end of its 14th Ebola outbreak. There were four confirmed cases of Ebola and one probable case, all of whom died. The outbreak was the third in Congo’s north-west Equateur province. A total of 2,104 people were vaccinated, including 302 contacts and 1307 frontline workers.See the Story
78% Center coverage: 9 sources
World Blood Donor Day 2022: Are you physically fit to donate the blood? Know from experts
World Blood Donor Day takes place on 14 June each year. The Day was created to raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion. Blood shortages are particularly acute in low- and middle-income countries. To ensure that everyone who needs transfusion has access to safe blood, all countries need voluntary, unpaid blood donors.See the Story
67% Right coverage: 6 sources
New global alliance launched to end AIDS in children by 2030
The new Global Alliance for Ending AIDS in Children by 2030 was announced at the landmark International AIDS Conference in Montréal, Canada, on Tuesday. UN agencies UNAIDS, UNICEF, WHO, and others, have formed a global alliance to prevent new HIV infections and ensure all HIV positive children can get access to lifesaving treatment.See the Story
34% Center coverage: 3 sources
Europe · Ukraine
Ukraine war, pandemic to top agenda of World Health Assembly
The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to open the 75th edition of the World Health Assembly in Geneva on Sunday. The theme for this year's annual meet is "Health for peace, peace for health" The agenda will focus on the continuing COVID-19 crisis and measures to avert future pandemics. Russia's invasion of Ukraine is expected to take center stage.See the Story
Coverage: 2 sources
Almost one billion children and adults with disabilities and older persons in need of assistive technology denied access, according to new report
A new report published today by WHO and UNICEF reveals that more than 2.5 billion people need one or more assistive products, such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, or apps that support communication and cognition. See the Story
‘World Breastfeeding Week’ seminar held
World Breastfeeding Week is a week-long celebration to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, followed by continued breastfeeding with appropriate complementary foods for up to 2 years and beyond, provides an infant the best start possible to life. Early initiation of breastfeeding protects the newborn from infectious and chronic diseases, and reduces newborn mortality.See the Story
100% Left coverage: 1 sources