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TB deaths rise for first time in over a decade. WHO report links it to pandemic

The WHO estimates that about 4.1 million people currently suffering from TB have either went undiagnosed or have not officially reported to national authorities.
Published on Oct 14, 2021 10:31 PM IST

WHO forms 'last chance' to find Covid-19 origins, urges China to provide data

Security personnel keep watch outside Wuhan Institute of Virology during the visit by the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Wuhan, Hubei province, China
Updated on Oct 14, 2021 08:04 AM IST

‘Last chance’ to determine origins of Covid-19, says WHO

People walk through Oxford Circus, amid the Covid-19 outbreak, in London, Britain (Used only for representative purpose).
Published on Oct 14, 2021 09:29 AM IST

WHO awaiting data from Merck on antiviral drug molnupiravir

Merck said 7.3% of patients who received molnupiravir were either hospitalised or died through Day 29 as compared with 14.1% of placebo-treated patients.
Published on Oct 12, 2021 07:14 PM IST

Jacqueline Fernandez lists habits that make anxiety worse and we are taking note

Jacqueline Fernandez lists habits that make anxiety worse and we are taking note
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 01:55 PM IST

WHO says Covid-19 testing, vaccination declining in Afghanistan since August

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during his visit to Afghanistan.
Published on Oct 07, 2021 11:47 PM IST

WHO to send essential Covid-19 medical supplies to North Korea via Chinese port

North Korea shut its borders in January last year and imposed strict measures to combat Covid-19.
Updated on Oct 07, 2021 01:44 PM IST

All you need to know about Mosquirix, first malaria vaccine approved by WHO

Health experts say that Mosquirix will save thousands of lives from malaria in Africa.
Published on Oct 07, 2021 07:28 AM IST

‘Historic day’: WHO go-ahead for broad use of first-ever malaria vaccine

The shot prevented only about four in 10 malaria cases among children who received four doses in a large study, but the injection, along with other measures, could still save hundreds of thousands of lives.
Published on Oct 07, 2021 02:02 AM IST

WHO recommends broad use of world's first malaria vaccine for children

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Published on Oct 06, 2021 10:18 PM IST

WHO to take final decision on Covaxin nod next week

A woman receives a dose of Covaxin manufactured by Bharat Biotech (REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 06, 2021 02:49 AM IST

WHO to decide on Covaxin emergency use listing next week

The Emergency Use Listing process is centred on determining if the vaccine is quality-assured, safe and effective, according to the WHO.
Published on Oct 05, 2021 09:09 PM IST

Covid vaccines via Covax to be sent only to least covered nations in Oct: WHO

The Covax initiative has overseen the allocation of more than 500 million coronavirus vaccine doses, of which around 300 million have been shipped to recipient countries. (Reuters Photo)
Published on Oct 01, 2021 06:44 PM IST

World Heart Day: Keep your heart young post-30s with these 4 simple ways

Your heart health is in your hands.
Published on Sep 29, 2021 10:56 AM IST

‘Diligently working with WHO to obtain EUL at the earliest’, says Bharat Biotech

Covaxin is one among the three vaccines being used in India's immunisation programme against Covid-19.
Published on Sep 28, 2021 04:17 PM IST

WHO looking at reviving probe into origins of Covid-19: Report

A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (File Photo/Reuters)
Published on Sep 27, 2021 09:29 AM IST

Tedros poised for re-election at WHO as support grows, diplomats say

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, former health and foreign minister of Ethiopia, has led the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Published on Sep 23, 2021 11:37 PM IST

‘On the brink of collapse’: WHO on health system in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during his visit to Afghanistan.
Updated on Sep 22, 2021 04:30 PM IST

Covaxin's wait continues, WHO ‘delays’ emergency use nod till October 5

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, India's first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine. 
Published on Sep 18, 2021 07:43 AM IST

Inappropriate to comment on WHO's Covaxin approval process: Bharat Biotech

The Phase 3 clinical trials data of Covaxin demonstrated 77.8 per cent efficacy.
Published on Sep 17, 2021 03:59 PM IST

WHO congratulates India for administering over 75 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses 

WHO said that it took 85 days for India to administer the first 10 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses to its eligible beneficiaries. (AFP)
Published on Sep 13, 2021 08:10 PM IST

‘Won’t stay silent’: WHO chief reiterates moratorium on Covid-19 booster shots

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that he was “appalled” that some pharma firms think that the global supply of vaccines is high for both normal vaccinations and Covid-19 booster shots.
Published on Sep 08, 2021 11:34 PM IST

105 fresh cases of dengue, viral fever in Firozabad; east UP affected too

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered officials to launch a statewide cleanliness and sanitation drive to combat the increasing number of dengue cases in the state.
Published on Sep 06, 2021 11:39 AM IST

Russia warns of increase in cases of West Nile Virus: All you need to know

The West Nile Virus (WNV) disease spreads from birds to humans with the bite of an infected Culex mosquito.
Published on Aug 30, 2021 04:54 PM IST

WHO says medical supplies to run out within days in Afghanistan

Due to the security concerns in the Kabul international airport, Brennan said that it would not be suitable for the supply of aid in Afghanistan. In picture - Taliban fighters stand guard outside the airport.
Published on Aug 27, 2021 04:56 PM IST

Covid-19 origin probe 'stalled', window of opportunity closing fast: WHO experts

People wearing face masks walk on a street market, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 8, 2021.
Published on Aug 26, 2021 07:34 AM IST

Only has a week of medical supplies left in Afghanistan: WHO

Afghans walk along fences as they arrive in Pakistan through the border crossing point in Chaman following the Taliban's military takeover of Afghanistan.
Published on Aug 24, 2021 05:34 PM IST

Kabul airport curbs blocking medical, food supplies to Afghanistan: WHO

The executive director of the UN children's agency UNICEF, Henrietta Fore, said on Monday around 10 million children across Afghanistan need humanitarian assistance.
Published on Aug 23, 2021 11:00 PM IST

Afghanistan vulnerable to hunger, illness after Taliban takeover: WHO

Migrants, mainly from Afghanistan, are seen after they were detained by Turkish security forces during an operation in the border city of Van, Turkey late August 21, 2021.
Published on Aug 22, 2021 07:02 AM IST
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