Is the world about to watch 750,000 Somalis starve to death? The United Nations’ warnings could not be clearer.

AHMEDABAD: Since Monday, foot soldiers of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) - the link workers of the health department - have been on strike.

The United Nations announced Monday that Somalia’s famine had spread to a sixth area within the country, with officials warning that 750,000 people could die in the next few months unless aid effor

AHMEDABAD: The high rate of malaria cases in the state is a grim sign of the fight lost out to mosquitoes. Ahmedabad city has recorded 596 malaria cases in the latest weekly disease assessment of the state, the highest and has even overtaken Surat city which has recorded 543. Ahmedabad has the second highest number of falciparum cases in the state. A major reason, according to health practitioners is the relapse of malaria and falciparum cases in patients.

Heavy rain during the last couple of weeks triggered flash flood in Khulna, Satkhira and Jessore districts, marooning at least seven lakh people.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice, returnable in four weeks, to the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Chairman seeking a report on the news items that stated contaminated water was being supplied in many areas in the city due to cracks in the pipeline.

With Typhoid and Hepatitis raising its ugly head in Colombo again, the Public Health Department (PHD) of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) with the assistance of the local police have commenced r

AALO: An Aalo-based NGO, Aalo East Youth Welfare Association has leased out a plot of land measuring 3000 sq m at Gorak area under Torak village about 12 kms from here free of cost for the purpose of garbage disposal.

The noble endeavour of the association has come as a relief to the Urban Development Department, which has been facing difficulty in finding a suitable place to dispose off the ga

With the monsoon having arrived, the threat of water-borne diseases is looming large over the city with the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board failing to supply potable drinking water to all citizens.

Water samples collected from various localities in the city by the Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM), the Institute of Health Systems (IHS), the Water Board and the Greate

Trust for Vaccines & Immunisation (TVI) shared the results of its Typhoid Vaccination Campaign, recently conducted in Jamshed Town, at a debriefing session held at a local hotel here.