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Shortage of Mental Health Professionals Globally: WHO

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Currently, the entire world is experiencing shortage of medical experts trained in mental health as well as a lack of investment in community-based mental health facilities. Even though some countries have observed certain progress in policy-making and designing in this sector, the progress hasn’t really reached desirable levels, according to the WHO's Mental Health Atlas 2017. The report also highlighted that even

Tobacco Kills Up to 7 Million People a Year: WHO

World No Tobacco Day

The World Health Organisation recently released estimated statistics for tobacco usage worldwide in view of World No Tobacco Day (celebrated on the 31st of May) and they will force people to sober up and take notice. Nearly 7 million people worldwide are killed by tobacco every year; ironically nearly a million of them are not even smokers. According to a study

Cholera outbreak kills, Uganda to conduct major cholera vaccination drive

Cholera outbreak

With an on-going Cholera outbreak, the government of Uganda is to conduct a campaign to vaccinate more than 360,000 people. The campaign will be run in the areas of Hoima district with the support from WHO (World Health Organisation) and partners. The outbreak has hit the refugees, who have fled from the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and host

500 People Poisoned in Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’, WHO Reveals


About 500 people are believed to have been affected by a suspected chemical attack last week on the rebel-held town of Douma, Syria, the World Health Organization says. The WHO also revealed that the 43 people who were killed died from ‘symptoms consistent with exposure to highly to toxic chemicals’. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma

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