World Health Organization

'There could be future surges of COVID with severe consequences': WHO on Omicron

The UN health agency said it is possible the variant has mutations that could enable it to escape an immune-system response and boost its ability to spread from one person to another.

published on : 30th November 2021

'Situation precarious': WHO bats for legally-binding global accord to fight Omicron Covid variant

The gathering is aimed at devising a global action plan toward preventing, preparing and responding to future pandemics.

published on : 29th November 2021

WHO members eye pandemic preparation, as new variant emerges

A treaty would suggest a legally binding agreement that would require ratification — and would likely incur domestic political haggling in some countries.

published on : 29th November 2021

COVID Omicron variant: WHO criticizes travel bans on southern African countries, calls for borders to remain open

The WHO has urged countries across the world not to impose travel bans on southern African countries due to the ongoing concerns over the new COVID-19 variant Omicron.

published on : 29th November 2021

'Suspicious variant': World races to contain new Covid-19 threat, the 'Omicron'

Medical experts, including the WHO, warned against any overreaction before the variant was thoroughly studied.

published on : 27th November 2021

WHO hosts special meeting on worrying new COVID-19 variant from South Africa

The group could decide if it's a “variant of concern” — the most worrying type, like the well-known delta variant — or a “variant of interest," and whether to use a Greek letter to classify it.

published on : 26th November 2021

WHO Europe warns of possible surge in COVID deaths ahead

WHO Europe called on people to get vaccinated and respect proper hygiene and practice social distancing to help stop the spread of the virus.

published on : 23rd November 2021

Emergency use authorization request filed with FDA for paediatric use of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin

The submission is based on the results of a Phase 2/3 paediatric clinical trial conducted by Bharat Biotech in India with 526 children 2-18 years of age.

published on : 5th November 2021

Spiralling COVID infections grip low-vaccination parts of Europe, WHO expresses concern

Croatia, Slovenia and Slovakia reported their highest numbers of daily cases of the pandemic, while other countries registered the most infections in months.

published on : 5th November 2021

Novavax, Serum Institute receive emergency use authorisation for COVID-19 vaccine in Indonesia 

The vaccine will be manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) in India and marketed by it in Indonesia under the brand name Covovax, Novavax Inc said in a statement.

published on : 1st November 2021

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus runs unopposed for second five-year term

The World Health Organization said that its director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is running unopposed for a second five-year term.

published on : 29th October 2021

WHO working to get COVID-19 medical supplies to North Korea

Describing its anti-virus campaign was a matter of “national existence,” North Korea had severely restricted cross-border traffic and trade for the past two years despite the strain on its economy.

published on : 7th October 2021

UN health agency sets higher, tougher bar for air quality

The U.N. health agency released its revised guidance as climate change is a leading topic at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.

published on : 22nd September 2021

WHO approval for Covaxin expected this week, say sources

Bharat Biotech had shared the relevant data from the clinical trials with the world health agency over the past few months.

published on : 13th September 2021

WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named 'Mu' which emerged in Colombia

Mu, known scientifically as B.1.621, has been classified as a "variant of interest", the global health body said Tuesday in its weekly pandemic bulletin.

published on : 1st September 2021
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