Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect over 20,000, says WHO

Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect over 20,000, says WHO

Ebola outbreak is likely to lead to ‘sharply’ lower growth in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, says IMF
Abolition of child marriage will take 50 years more: Unicef

Abolition of child marriage will take 50 years more: Unicef

Child marriage has been declining at a rate of 1% per year in the last two decades, says a Unicef official
Haggling with Mumbai’s poorest wins developer central slum lands

Haggling with Mumbai’s poorest wins developer central slum lands

Omkar Realtors is playing an important role in Mumbai’s plan to provide at least 6.5 million slum dwellers with better living and sanitation facilities
WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

WHO urged prohibiting makers from making health claims until they provide ‘convincing supporting scientific evidence and obtain regulatory approval’
WHO to draw up 6-9 month strategy plan to combat Ebola

WHO to draw up 6-9 month strategy plan to combat Ebola

More than 1,300 people have died this year from the virus in the worst ever outbreak; WHO expects the epidemic to continue until 2015
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Every village in Goa has an HIV patient, says minister

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Tracing Ebola’s breakout to a two-year-old

The current outbreak, the largest ever, seems likely to surpass all previous known Ebola outbreaks combined
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