World Health Organisation

While urging vaccination, WHO declines COVID jab data on its staff

In November, the WHO indicated 65 of its staffers had tested positive for COVID-19 at the time, confirming information in an internal e-mail.

published on : 18th September 2021

WHO, partners aim to get Africa 30 per cent of needed COVID doses by February 2022

HO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called the massive disparity in vaccination rates between rich and poor countries a "solvable problem".

published on : 14th September 2021

WHO warns new Mu variant of COVID-19 could be more vaccine-resistant

The new 'variant of interest' is being closely monitored, the UN health agency said.

published on : 2nd September 2021

WHO head calls for two-month vaccine booster moratorium

Several countries including the United States, Israel,  as well as others in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, are already offering or planning to offer their populations COVID-19 booster shots.

published on : 23rd August 2021

WHO to decide on authorising Indian-made COVID-19 vaccine

Indian researchers have yet to share any advanced research about the vaccine, which has been authorised and used in India.

published on : 12th August 2021

Bharat Biotech's rotavirus vaccine, Rotavac 5D receives WHO Prequalification

Rotavac 5D's formulation allows it to be administered without a buffer and its low dose volume facilitates vaccine logistics, cold chain management and low biomedical waste disposal post-vaccination.

published on : 2nd August 2021

Covid or Hepatitis: What should we fear more?

The key difference between the two is that the transmission (from one human to another) in Covid is via air, breath and hand contact, which is much easier and common than body fluid transmission.

published on : 28th July 2021

WHO assessing Covaxin data for Emergency Use Listing; decision date 'to be confirmed'

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 : 20th July 2021

WHO warns of 'early stages' of COVID-19 third wave amid Delta variant surge

Meanwhile, WHO chief Tedros also said, the virus is continuing to evolve, resulting in more transmissible variants.

published on : 15th July 2021

Vaccine deliveries rising as delta virus variant slams Asia

Many, including the World Health Organization, have been critical of the vaccine inequalities in the world as the vast majority of people in lower-income countries are still waiting on a first dose.

published on : 15th July 2021

UN calls for global database of human gene editing research to track genetic manipulations

WHO's expert group said the U.N. agency should develop ways to identify any potentially concerning gene editing trials and a mechanism "for reporting violations of research integrities".

published on : 12th July 2021

Very low risk of severe illness, death due to COVID-19 in children: Study

The research found that catching COVID-19 increases the likelihood of serious illness in the most vulnerable young people, those with pre-existing medical conditions and severe disabilities.

published on : 9th July 2021

Experts question if WHO should lead pandemic origins probe

Numerous experts, some with strong ties to WHO, say that political tensions between the U.S. and China make it impossible for an investigation by the agency to find credible answers.

published on : 2nd July 2021

Tested 30,000 people from June 10 but no case of COVID-19: North Korea to WHO

The WHO said in a monitoring report Tuesday that North Korea's testing figures included 733 people who were tested during June 4-10.

published on : 22nd June 2021

WHO warns of fresh Indonesia surge fed by virus variants

National COVID-19 task force spokesman Wiku Adisasmito said the slow progress can be put down to limited global vaccine supply, the unpreparedness of the national health system and vaccine hesitancy.

published on : 17th June 2021
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