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Covid-19 vaccine: WHO’s approval for Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin likely this month

The WHO has so far approved Covid vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, US pharma majors Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, China's Sinopharm and Oxford-AstraZeneca for emergency use.

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Over 3.4 million global virus cases last week, up 12%: WHO

The UN health agency says the number of deaths is continuing to decline, with about 57,000 in the last week.

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Is this the right time in India to reopen schools?

The WHO advises a district-based strategy calibrated in accordance with local levels of transmission, while mitigating potential risks

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Scale up health infra, speed up vaccination to prevent another Covid surge: WHO to nations

The coronavirus variants of concern along with the opening of economies and societies contributed to the recent surge in cases globally.

Religious and political events among factors that accelerated Covid-19 transmission in India: WHO

The WHO, in its COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, published Wednesday, said that viruses in the B.1.617 lineage were first reported in India in October 2020. "The resurgence in COVID-19 cases and deaths in India has rai

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WHO continues probe into initial coronavirus spread in Wuhan, finds key clues into role of seafood market

The purpose of this mission is to understand how the virus transmitted from animals to humans.

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg, Russia’s Alexei Navalny, WHO among 2021 Nobel Peace Prize nominees

Nobel Peace Prize: Greta Thunberg was named as one of “the foremost spokespeople in the fight against the climate crisis”, with the campaigning group she co-founded, Fridays for Future, also receiving a nod.

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WHO gives ‘emergency validation’ to Pfizer-BioNTech corona vaccine, calls for equitable global access

The WHO, together with the GAVI Vaccine Alliance and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), are spearheading a global effort called COVAX to distribute vaccines to low- and middle-income countries.

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WHO: Some 1,000 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years

Nearly 1,000 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years in violation of humanitarian norms, the World Health Organization said in a report today.

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WHO suspends Anuh Pharma from pre-qualified list

The move comes in the wake of EQDM suspending certificate of suitability for the drug firm's three products last month

Gender equality critical for health and well-being of women: WHO

Due to the economic structure of many households, investing in a woman’s or girl’s health is often overlooked in favour of other priorities On the occasion of International Women’s Day, World Health Organisation (WH

Dr Henk Bekedam takes charge as WHO Representative to India

Before joining WHO, Dr Bekedam was seconded to governments in Zambia and Malawi

In the genes

Research into genetic signature of infections in patients could help curb drug resistance

WHO urges governments to raise tobacco taxes to beat smoking

Tobacco is one of the four main risk factors behind non-communicable diseases -- mostly cancers, cardiovascular and lung diseases and diabetes.

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India to assume Presidency of 68th World Health Assembly

Jagat Prakash Nadda will preside over the 68th Session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) at Geneva Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Jagat Prakash Nadda, will preside over the 68th Session of the World Health Assembly

26,00,00,000 Indians suffer from mental health disorders

Study by Government of India shows one out of five Indians suffering

DRL in partnership with Hetero

To accelerate access to treatment for Hepatitis C in India

India needs comprehensive tax policy for curbing tobacco use: WHO

India needs to draft a comprehensive tax policy for all tobacco products if it wants to cut down the easy access to the plethora of low-cost and locally produced tobacco products available in the country...

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