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People take part in a march for climate justice while environment ministers meet ahead of Glasgow's COP26 meeting, in Milan, Italy, October 2, 2021.

The World Health Organization said Monday that constructive action against climate change could save "millions" of lives.

Ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26, scheduled for October 31, the WHO is urging governments to reach concrete agreements to combat climate change.

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Children play with a therapist in the pediatric unit of the Robert Debre hospital, in Paris, France

GENEVA — The World Health Organization is calling on governments to allocate the money needed to increase access to mental health treatment. WHO has published a new Mental Health Atlas marking World Mental Health Day Sunday.

Data collected from 171 countries show none of the World Health Assembly targets for the provision of mental health care by 2020 has been achieved. Therefore, WHO says it is extending its Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan to 2030.

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There has been a setback in tuberculosis treatment, non-communicable diseases,etc in India.

World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said that India becoming the pharmacy of the world is one of its biggest achievements in the past 75 years while listing out the country's achievements in healthcare.

Dr Swaminathan listed the country's few biggest achievements in the healthcare sector, she mentioned upon India successfully eliminating polio from the country, and few other vaccine-preventable diseases, reduced maternal and child mortality, universal health coverage and lastly it becoming the pharmacy of the world. India has made honourable achievements in the healthcare sector in the past few decades.

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A man receives the first dose of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine as the Columbian government begins the vaccination campaign for people between 20 and 24 years old, in the newspaper library of the National University in Bogota, Aug 15, 2021

The World Health Organization has designated a new strain of COVID-19 as a "variant of interest."

The global health agency announced in its weekly bulletin Tuesday that Mu, also known by its scientific designation B.1.621, has been detected in South America and Europe since it was first identified in Colombia in January.

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