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Thinking about lead pollution solution

Lead is a silent killer. WHO has identified lead as one of the leading chemicals of concern to public health, and the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) estimates that lead exposure ...

Some cooking turmeric contains high levels of lead, used to enhance its colour

Covid may have killed up to 180,000 health workers: WHO

Out of the world’s 135 million healthcare staff, up to 180,000 may have died from Covid-19 between January 2020 and May 2021, according to the UN health agency

Medical workers carry a patient who was suspected of having coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a Negative Pressure Isolation stretcher into a facility of Kyungpook National University Hospital in Daegu.

Interview: Muzaherul Huq

'Coronavirus third wave won’t strike if we are alert'

A third wave of coronavirus won’t strike if we are alert. We have to be fully prepared. says Muzaherul Huq in an interview with Prothom Alo

'Coronavirus third wave won’t strike if we are alert'

'Not out of the woods' in battle against Covid: WHO

The World Health Organization's (WHO) Covid-19 chief warned Tuesday 'We're not out of the woods' in the fight against the pandemic, even if many people thought it was nearly over

A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, 6 February 2020

WHO fears 236,000 more Covid deaths in Europe by 1 Dec

High virus transmission rates across the continent were deeply worrying, particularly in the light of low vaccination uptake in priority populations in a number of countries.

WHO fears 236,000 more Covid deaths in Europe by 1 Dec

Govt inks Tk 105 million vaccine deal with WHO: Health minister

The government signed a new vaccine procurement deal of Tk 105 million with the World Health Organization(WHO) in an effort to ensure Covid-19 vaccine for all, said health minister Zahid Maleque on ...

Health minister Zahid Maleque

WHO experts say urgent search for Covid origins 'stalled'

Tracing the biological trail back to the earliest pockets of the disease, which first surfaced in Wuhan in late 2019, becomes more difficult as evidence disappears or becomes corrupted

WHO experts say urgent search for Covid origins 'stalled'

WHO only has medical supplies in Afghanistan for a week

The World Health Organization only has enough supplies in Afghanistan to last for a week after deliveries of medical equipment from abroad were blocked by restrictions at Kabul airport

WHO only has medical supplies in Afghanistan for a week

80m people to be vaccinated by February: Health minister

The health minister on Monday said some 70 to 80 million people can be vaccinated by February next year

Health minister Zahid Maleque

Bangladesh likely to receive 634,920 AstraZeneca vaccines from Japan on 28 August

Bangladesh is likely to receive the fifth consignment of AstraZeneca vaccines from Japan on 28 August

Bangladesh likely to receive 634,920 AstraZeneca vaccines from Japan on 28 August
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