Indian epidemiologist among WHO's advisory group for origins of novel pathogens, including covid

Gangakhedkar, the former head of epidemiology and communicable diseases at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), is the Dr C.G.Pandit National Chair at the ICMR.

published on : 14th October 2021

TB deaths on the rise again globally due to Covid-19: WHO

The setback has erased years of progress toward tackling the curable disease, which affects millions of people worldwide. 

published on : 14th October 2021

WHO panel recommends Covid vaccine booster shot for people with weak immunity

Last week, the WHO has also announced a plan to end the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring all people, everywhere, have access to vaccines.

published on : 12th October 2021

High COVID-19 rate in 0-19 age group in India; frequent post-vax infections with Delta variant: Study

According to the WHO update, the study found an increased number of infections among the 0-19 age group and women, higher mortality and more frequent incidences of post-vaccination infections.

published on : 8th October 2021

WHO 'deeply concerned' over COVID vaccines approved for emergency use not being recognised in all countries: Official

The organisation again calls on “all countries to ensure the recognition of vaccines proven to be efficacious and safe and certainly that meet WHO Emergency Use Listing criteria”, WHO said.

published on : 7th October 2021

UN: African children should get world's 1st malaria vaccine

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called it “a historic moment" after a meeting in which two of the U.N. health agency's expert advisory groups endorsed using the vaccine.

published on : 7th October 2021

Toll high; amenities poor, say MGR market traders in Kovai

Once the contract was finalised, in February 2020, the toll for vehicles and unloading charges were hiked steeply.

published on : 6th October 2021

The shocking fall of global institutions

For close to 18 months now, the world has been debating the source of the Covid-19 virus and the possibility of it having been a product of horrendous mischief by China in one of its laboratories.

published on : 3rd October 2021

Number of weekly COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to decline globally: WHO

The largest decline in weekly deaths was reported from the Western Pacific Region, with a 24 per cent decline as compared to the previous week.

published on : 1st October 2021

15 of 54 African nations at 10 per cent vaccinated, says WHO

The WHO says almost 90 per cent of high-income countries have met the 10 per cent target set by the World Health Assembly this year.

published on : 30th September 2021

Decision on Bharat Biotech's Covaxin EUL in October : WHO

Rolling data allows the WHO to start its review right away, as information continues to come in, to accelerate the overall review process.

published on : 30th September 2021

Panel finds 80 alleged abuse cases tied to WHO's Congo work

The majority of the alleged perpetrators were Congolese staff hired on a temporary basis who took advantage of their apparent authority to obtain sexual favours, according to the panel's report.

published on : 28th September 2021

Covid virus expected to continue to transmit for a very long time: WHO official Poonam Khetrapal Singh

WHO's South-East Asia region regional director added that there is a need to get to a situation where "we are fully in control of the virus, and not the virus in control of us".

published on : 28th September 2021

Children less severely impacted by COVID-19 pandemic: WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan

Soumya Swaminathan said SARS-CoV2 virus may not disappear, but it is not going to cause the kind of impact and panic it caused over the last two years.

published on : 24th September 2021

France, Germany nominate WHO chief Tedros for a second term

Tedros, who goes by his first name, has been in the global spotlight over the organisation's response to the coronavirus pandemic over the last 19 months.

published on : 24th September 2021
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