Climate change could help cholera make a comeback unless a concerted effort is made to spread awareness.
The infant mortality rate is almost twice as high for African-American babies as for their white counterparts, says the US government.
Around 103 babies out of 1,000 live births die in Nigeria's Masaka town.
Infant mortality rates continue to drop in India thanks to a government funded network of female health workers.
Pakistan spends less than one percent of its GDP on health and experts say that's kept the high infant mortality rate from improving.
While new sanitation is being installed around India, some sewage workers are said to be paying with their lives.
Arsenic in the bedrocks has contaminated tap water in many cities in northern Serbia, as well as in Croatia and Hungary.
With richer nations enjoying an increasingly comfortable, sedentary lifestyle, the study says a third of women and a quarter of men worldwide are in the firing line for killer conditions unless they up their physical activity.
Paediatricians report a 200 percent increase in new cases of children with severe malnutrition in Venezuela.
According to World Health Organisation only 39 percent of the world’s population use a toilet that is connected to a safe sewerage system.
Each year about 700,000 people around the world die due to drug-resistant infections. If no action is taken, experts say, it could be 10 million a year by 2050.
A new report says "Every day in 2016, 15,000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46 percent of them or 7,000 babies died in the first 28 days of life – an increase from 41 percent in 2000."
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