Prioritize equitable health to build well-being societies for a healthier, fairer, and greener world: WHO – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: With climate change emerging as the single biggest threat facing humanity and nearly 13 million lives lost every year due to avoidable environmental causes, the World Health Organization (WHO) on the occasion of World Health Day 2022 is calling for prioritizing equitable health and accelerating steps to protect ecological systems and health to build well-being societies. “Climate change is putting the health, well-being, and sustainable development of billions of people across the Region and the world at risk. It imperils decades of progress in reducing disease-related morbidity and…

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Over half a billion COVID shots administered in South-East Asia Region: WHO – ET HealthWorld

At least half a billion doses of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines have been administered in WHO South-East Asia Region, with a majority of doses administered in India alone, said World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday, adding more vaccine doses were becoming available and countries were scaling up efforts to rapidly expand coverage amid recurrent surge in cases. “Countries across the region are making unprecedented efforts to reach more and more people with life-saving COVID-19 vaccines demonstrating their commitment to contain the pandemic at the earliest. We must continue these and…

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