Cough syrup deaths: WHO urges countries to take immediate action


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Following a series of child deaths linked to contaminated cough syrups in the past few months, the World Health Organization has issued several measures for countries, calling for "immediate and concerted action" to protect children. Over 300 children aged under five died of acute renal damage in Gambia, Uzbekistan, and Indonesia in 2022, and the deaths were traced down to such contaminated medicines.