World Health Organisation

Covid -19 still a global health emergency, but in transition point: WHO

The WHO’s advisory committee urged the WHO to propose “alternative mechanisms to maintain the global and national focus on Covid-19 after the PHEIC is terminated.”

published on : 30th January 2023

WHO calls upon countries in South-East Asia to take 'urgent' steps to eliminate measles

India reported a measles outbreak last year. Till November, India recorded 12,773 cases of measles, making it the largest outbreak, as per WHO.

published on : 13th January 2023

Covid-19: WHO backs curbs on travellers from China

India also has made it mandatory for international travellers from China and five other hotspots nations, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Japan and Singapore, to carry Covid negative test reports.

published on : 30th December 2022

WHO: Malaria deaths dip in 2021, India records highest cases in southeast region

The report said in 2021, the South-East Asia Region had nine malaria-endemic countries that contributed to about 2% of the burden of malaria globally.

published on : 9th December 2022

Antimicrobial Resistance to reduce global GDP by 3.8 per cent by 2050: WHO

New global estimates show that in 2019, nearly five million human deaths worldwide were associated with bacterial AMR which occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time.

published on : 19th November 2022

TB cases rose by 18 per cent in Covid-hit 2021: WHO

India was among the three countries — others being Indonesia and the Philippines — that accounted for most of the reduction in 2020 (67 per cent of the global total).

published on : 30th October 2022

WHO South-East Asia Region polio-free, but accelerated efforts required in view of increased risks

Globally polio remains a public health emergency of international concern.

published on : 23rd September 2022

Every 2 seconds, 1 person under 70 dies of noncommunicable diseases in world: WHO report

The WHO has mentioned in the report that the reasons behind the increasing NCDs are social, environmental, commercial and genetic.

published on : 22nd September 2022

WHO concerned over soaring diseases due to floods in Pakistan

The global health watchdog said water supply was disrupted in flood-hit areas of Pakistan, forcing people to drink unsafe water which could cause cholera and other diseases.

published on : 19th September 2022

WHO raises alarm on disease in flood-hit areas of Pakistan

The WHO chief also said that nearly 2,000 health facilities have been fully or partially damaged in Pakistan and urged donors to continue to respond generously so that more lives can be saved.

published on : 17th September 2022

Delhi most polluted city in world: Global Air report

It mainly analyses two key air pollutants — PM 2.5 and NO2. PM 2.5 is the most dominant pollutant in Delhi’s air that can enter the lungs and the bloodstream and can cause adverse impact on health.

published on : 18th August 2022

Centre holds meeting of experts on monkeypox, to revisit existing guidelines

A case is considered laboratory confirmed for monkeypox virus by detection of unique sequences of viral DNA either by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and/or sequencing.

published on : 4th August 2022

Monkeypox: Government holds urgent meet, travellers from abroad ‘put on watch’

A 34-year-old man from Delhi with no history of foreign travel tested positive for monkeypox, taking India’s tally of cases to four and prompting the Centre to hold the meeting.

published on : 25th July 2022

'India's doctor-population ratio of 1:854 better than WHO standard': MoS tells Lok Sabha

According to the information provided by the NMC, there are 13,08,009 allopathic doctors registered with State Medical Councils and the National Medical Commission as on June, 2022.

published on : 23rd July 2022

WHO's methodology for estimating COVID-19 deaths unscientific: Government

As on July 16, 2022, as reported by states and UTs, 5,25,660 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in the country, the reply said quoting India's official data.

published on : 19th July 2022

'Covid-19 is nowhere near over, as the virus pushes at us, we must push back': WHO

The sub-variants of Omicron, like BA.4 and BA.5, continue to drive waves of cases, hospitalisation and death around the world. 

published on : 12th July 2022

WHO approves Hyderabad firm to make vaccines for Johnson & Johnson

"This is a great progress for Quad Vaccine and the US India Health partnership," said a US Embassy spokesperson.

published on : 22nd June 2022

Google collaborates with NGO to launch suicide hotline in Pakistan

Recognised by the WHO, Umang is a mental health helpline that offers support to vulnerable Pakistanis contemplating suicide.

published on : 3rd June 2022

Are we staring at another pandemic as monkeypox cases surge? Here's what WHO says

WHO's Dr. Rosamund Lewis said it was critical to emphasise that the vast majority of cases being seen in dozens of countries globally are in gay, bisexual or men who have sex with men.

published on : 30th May 2022

Nearly 200 cases of monkeypox in more than 20 countries: WHO

The UN health agency said there are still many unanswered questions about how the current epidemic arose, but there is no evidence that any genetic changes in the virus are responsible.

published on : 27th May 2022
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