World Health Organisation

WHO Europe chief urges nations to keep up COVID quarantines

Dr Hans Kluge insisted that countries should only reduce the standard two-week quarantine period if it was scientifically justified. He offered to convene scientific discussions on the issue.

published on : 17th September 2020

Independent panel probing WHO's COVID-19 response to get access to global health body's documents, emails

The panel is financed by WHO and has its own staff in Geneva, led by Dr Anders Nordstrom, a former acting director-general at the agency.

published on : 4th September 2020

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hopes COVID-19 ends within two years

He described COVID-19 as a 'once-in-a-century health crisis' and said that globalisation had allowed the virus to spread quicker than the flu did in 1918.

published on : 21st August 2020

World Health Organisation lauds Gujarat's efforts to contain coronavirus

WHO experts also suggested to replicate some of Gujarat's 'unique and best practices' in other states of India or countries.

published on : 20th August 2020

WHO endorses tests by ICMR, two others for TB diagnosis, drug resistance detection

All the three tests are run on the portable, battery-operated Truenat device and provide results in less than an hour, the bodies said in a joint statement.

published on : 3rd July 2020

WHO says smoking linked to higher risk of coronavirus

WHO noted that smokers represent up to 18% of hospitalised coronavirus patients and that there appeared to be a significant link.

published on : 2nd July 2020

Countries complaining about COVID-19 contact tracing are 'lame': WHO

In recent months, countries with large outbreaks of COVID-19, including Britain and the US, have said there are simply too many contacts to trace for an effective system to be put into place.

published on : 30th June 2020

WHO hopeful COVID-19 vaccines could be available before end of this year

Its move followed the UK's Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY (RECOVERY) trial stopping their clinical tests of the drug earlier this month.

published on : 18th June 2020

Putting safety to test

Lack of social distancing, clueless patients, prolonged exposure to the virus — Swaroop Swaminathan presents the ground reality at a government hospital

published on : 8th June 2020

WHO backs masks where coronavirus widespread, distancing tough

As the deadly virus continues to spread, the WHO issued updated guidance on who should wear a mask, when it should be worn and what it should be made of.

published on : 6th June 2020

WHO denies report of pressure from China to withhold coronavirus information

WHO officials issued a statement two days later saying there was evidence of human-to-human transmission in Wuhan, but more investigation was necessary.

published on : 10th May 2020

UN, WTO and now WHO: Ailing acronyms all

The WHO is not the only multilateral institution that is flailing. The same is true of the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation, the IMF and the World Bank who have their share of critics.

published on : 12th April 2020

WHO lauds India's response to COVID-19, says economic stimulus plan will benefit millions of poor

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged that the people should not see from the public's part alone, instead, the consequences of these measures on the individual communities are vital.

published on : 2nd April 2020

50-bed isolation ward for Covid-19 cases to come up in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam soon

On the other hand, Transport department has issued orders to all private travel operators making it compulsory to maintain a passengers’ list with all their particulars.

published on : 16th March 2020

Coronavirus scare: Visa, gathering clamps to hit IPL, South Africa ODIs

Sports ministry advises governments of Himachal & Uttar Pradesh to host ODIs in front of empty stands to avoid spread of coronavirus.

published on : 12th March 2020
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