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Canada confirms 235 cases of monkeypox

Ottawa, Canada | Xinhua |  The Public Health Agency of Canada on Monday confirmed a total of 235 cases of monkeypox in the country as of June 24. In a statement, the health agency provided an update on the confirmed cases, including two cases from British Columbia, four from Alberta, …

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WHO: Monkeypox not yet a global public health emergency

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | The monkeypox outbreak does not currently constitute a global public health concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, although the agency called for intense response efforts to control further spread. The rare viral disease, occurs primarily in tropical rainforest areas of Central and …

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WHO urges gov’ts to prioritize mental healthcare

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO is asking governments to prioritize mental healthcare as mental illness surges. WHO made the call during a virtual launch of the organization’s biggest assessment of mental health that has been carried out in the last 20 years. The report shows that …

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Eight African countries report confirmed monkeypox cases: WHO

Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | Eight African countries have so far reported confirmed monkeypox cases, with several more countries reporting suspected cases, announced the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti. At an online media briefing held on Thursday, Moeti said that with nearly 1,900 confirmed monkeypox cases …

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Ugandan scientists build low-cost air quality monitoring system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a tiny workshop at Uganda’s top university, Makerere University, tech-savvy youths develop a low cost air quality monitoring system that experts say will influence decision-making regarding the increasing air pollution in the east African country. According to the 2021 World Air Quality Report, Uganda’s …

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WHO calls for “genuine, unselfish” collaboration against monkeypox

Copenhagen, Denmark | Xinhua | Governments, health partners and civil society need to act together with urgency to keep monkeypox at bay in the European region, Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional director for Europe, said on Wednesday. “Europe remains the epicenter of this escalating outbreak, with 25 countries …

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The fight to control malaria

Artificial light may become a new weapon | BERNARD COETZEE | The world has not yet won the war against malaria. While the total number of cases has declined from about 81.1 cases per 1,000 population to 59 per 1,000 since 2000, there were still an estimated 240 million cases …

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Foodborne diseases affect 10 pct of world population annually: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Globally, foodborne diseases affect one in ten people annually, and the magnitude of the public health burden due to foodborne diseases was comparable to that of malaria or HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The …

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