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Finance Says No to Health Request for $10-Million Fund to Meet G20 Pledge

The Global Initiative on Digital Health (GIDH), launched during India’s G20 Presidency, remains unfunded by India despite a $10-million pledge. This initiative, a key deliverable from the Health Ministers’ meeting in Gujarat on August 19 last year, was part of the New Delhi declaration. The GIDH, formally initiated on February 20, 2024, by then Health …

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WHO and FIND Join Forces to Accelerate Diagnostic Innovation and Access

FIND and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that lays the foundation for accelerating innovation and achieving equitable access to quality diagnostics for people globally. One year on from the historic resolution to strengthen diagnostics, and with FIND as co-lead of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator …

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India to Showcase Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission at World Health Assembly

India will highlight its universal health coverage through Ayushman Bharat, public health emergency preparedness, and digital health transformations at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva from May 27 to June 1. Official sources confirmed on Wednesday that India will also present the Arogya Maitri Disaster Management Cube, an indigenous portable hospital equipped with innovative …

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Global Health Crisis Updates: Yemen, Somalia, OCHA Chief’s Resignation, Haiti Insecurity Continues

Amid mounting health crises worldwide, urgent responses are underway to address pressing challenges affecting vulnerable populations. Here are the latest developments: Yemen Healthcare Crisis: In Yemen, nearly 18 million people, including 2.4 million children, urgently require medical assistance, according to the UN health agency (WHO). The ongoing conflict has led to a decline in international …

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WHO Launches Biomanufacturing Workforce Training Initiative for Global Health Resilience

The World Health Organization (WHO) has unveiled the WHO Biomanufacturing Workforce Training Initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on global supply chains, particularly affecting low- and middle-income countries’ access to essential medical products. This initiative aims to address the shortage of biomanufacturing capacity and qualified workforce in LMICs, which hinders the local production …

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WHO Calls for Regulation of AI in Healthcare Due to Risks, Citing Bias and Privacy Concerns

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare due to the associated risks, according to a report. WHO emphasizes the need to establish safety and efficacy in AI tools, make them accessible to those who require them, and encourage communication among AI developers and users. While recognizing …

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India Leads Global Preterm Births in 2020, Lancet Study Reveals

In 2020, India witnessed the highest number of preterm births globally, with a staggering 3.02 million cases, constituting over 20 percent of all premature births worldwide, as revealed by a study published in The Lancet journal. This research, conducted by experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the …

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Polio Remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a report stating that the risk of the poliovirus spreading internationally remains a significant concern for public health. Currently, there are no travel restrictions in place for Pakistan. The potential for the international transmission of Wild Poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Africa is influenced by …

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