World Health Organization

EXPLAINER | Is China sharing enough COVID-19 information?

Health officials have defended the testing as a surveillance measure that helps fill an information gap from China.

published on : 6th January 2023

Climate change fuelling cholera surge: WHO

The World Health Organization is responding to cholera outbreaks in 29 countries, including Haiti, which has more than 1,200 confirmed cases, more than 14,000 suspected cases and 280 reported deaths.

published on : 16th December 2022

Three years into Covid, are we ready for the next pandemic?

CEPI aims to develop a new vaccine against a potential "disease X" within 100 days of the WHO identifying a pandemic threat.

published on : 16th December 2022

WHO renames monkeypox as mpox, citing racism concerns

US health officials have warned it may be impossible to eliminate the disease there, warning it could be a continuing threat mainly for gay and bisexual men for years to come.

published on : 28th November 2022

Air pollution killed 238,000 Europeans prematurely in 2020: EEA

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the deaths of some people already living with diseases related to air pollution.

published on : 24th November 2022

WHO urges 'immediate' food, medical aid for Tigray 

WHO said people in Tigray needed urgent assistance after two years of bloody conflict, with access to the region severely restricted.

published on : 10th November 2022

Cough syrup deaths in Gambia serious issue, says WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan

Swaminathan was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the annual general meeting of the Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCVMN).

published on : 21st October 2022

WHO Syria boss accused of corruption, fraud, abuse, AP finds 

WHO confirmed in a statement that it has been reviewing charges made against Syria representative, Dr Akjemal Magtymova and said it has also enlisted the help of external investigators. 

published on : 20th October 2022

WHO probing Indian cough syrup after 66 children die in Gambia

"Laboratory analysis of samples of each of the four products confirms that they contain unacceptable amounts of diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol as contaminants," the WHO said.

published on : 5th October 2022

Massive global failure led to millions of preventable Covid deaths: Lancet report

The Commission, which critically evaluated the global response in the first two years of the biggest health crisis, noted the international multilateral system could not deal with a modern pandemic.

published on : 16th September 2022

Intergenerational bonding to combat ageism

The recent Global Report on Ageism launched by the United Nations and World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2021 highlights the alarming scenario.

published on : 26th August 2022

Global monkeypox cases dropped last week: WHO

There have been 45,355 cases and 15 deaths this year, across at least 96 countries, according to the WHO's dashboard.

published on : 25th August 2022

Polio in US, UK and Israel reveals rare risk of oral vaccine

The latest incidents represent the first time in several years that vaccine-connected polio virus has turned up in rich countries.

published on : 21st August 2022

WHO pushes two Ebola treatments that dramatically reduce death rates

Studies had shown that the two treatments significantly "reduced mortality," Janet Diaz, lead of the clinical management unit in the WHO's Health Emergencies programme.

published on : 19th August 2022

WHO chief: Lack of help for Tigray crisis due to skin color

Tedros called on both the Ethiopian and Russian governments to end the crises in Tigray and Ukraine.

published on : 18th August 2022

Australia declares monkeypox disease of national significance

There have been 44 confirmed monkeypox cases in Australia, the majority of which were travellers who recently returned from overseas.

published on : 28th July 2022

World witnessing unexpected emergence of Monkeypox: WHO's Dr Poonam Khetrapal

The unexpected appearance of this disease globally and in a wide geographic area indicates that the disease may have been circulating below the detection of the surveillance systems. 

published on : 25th July 2022

Covid cases rise by 25 percent while deaths by half in India: WHO

The world health body said that the highest numbers of new cases in the South-East Asia region were reported from India in the last week of June.

published on : 5th July 2022

New worry? Omicron sub-variants driving Covid surge in 110 countries

Experts in India have said the two sub-variants, described as concern variants, are driving the surge in as many as 14 states.

published on : 1st July 2022

US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists

Anti-abortion activists cheered the ruling, with legislator Amalia Granata tweeting: "There is justice again in the world. We are going to achieve this in Argentina too!!."

published on : 25th June 2022
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