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  • FIFA World Cup 2022 fans at risk of contracting camel flu. 13 points about the virus Nov 27, 2022 01:45 PM IST

    FIFA World Cup 2022 fans at risk of contracting camel flu. 13 points about the virus

    Camel flu virus, considered to be a deadlier cousin of Covid, kills up to a third of everyone who gets infected, the WHO stated.

  • WHO plans to rename monkeypox to 'MPOX' Nov 24, 2022 11:05 AM IST

    WHO plans to rename monkeypox to 'MPOX'

    The decision, which could be announced as early as Wednesday comes in response to growing pressure from senior Biden officials, who privately urged WHO leaders to change the name, Politico added.

  • WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan departs ahead of broader shake-up Nov 17, 2022 06:35 AM IST

    WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan departs ahead of broader shake-up

    The exit of Soumya Swaminathan, an Indian pediatrician, announced on Twitter, comes as Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's second term as leader of the 74-year-old U.N. agency gets underway. Swaminathan did not give a reason.

  • WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus thanks PM Modi for collaboration in building global traditional health centre Nov 15, 2022 02:00 PM IST

    WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus thanks PM Modi for collaboration in building global traditional health centre

    Prime Minister Modi, World Health Organisation Director-General Ghebreyesus and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth laid the foundation stone for the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) in Gujarat's Jamnagar city in April.

  • WHO reports 90% drop in world COVID-19 deaths since February Nov 09, 2022 10:39 PM IST

    WHO reports 90% drop in world COVID-19 deaths since February

    Overall, the WHO has reported 629 million cases and 6.5 million deaths linked to the pandemic.

  • WHO goodwill ambassador reviews leprosy elimination work in Jharkhand Nov 05, 2022 07:09 PM IST

    WHO goodwill ambassador reviews leprosy elimination work in Jharkhand

    Yohei visited the primary health centre in Ranchi's Pithoria area on Saturday and saw the leprosy elimination works being done here. He also met the workers.

  • WHO: Uganda Ebola outbreak ''rapidly evolving'' after 1 month Oct 20, 2022 06:20 PM IST

    WHO: Uganda Ebola outbreak ''rapidly evolving'' after 1 month

    The Ministry of Health of Uganda has shown remarkable resilience and effectiveness and (is) constantly fine-tuning a response to what is a challenging situation

  • Recombinant COVID variant detected in three states; Govt says no association with case rise in India Oct 20, 2022 03:13 PM IST

    Recombinant COVID variant detected in three states; Govt says no association with case rise in India

    The new Omicron sub-variants have been detected in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Officials say there is no reason for panic as the variants detected in India so far haven’t been associated with severe disease.

  • WHO says COVID-19 is still a global health emergency Oct 19, 2022 08:50 PM IST

    WHO says COVID-19 is still a global health emergency

    The WHO's emergency committee first made the declaration for COVID-19 on Jan 30, 2020. Such a determination can help accelerate research, funding and international public health measures to contain a disease.

  • WHO to switch to one dose of two-dose cholera vaccine amid rising outbreaks Oct 19, 2022 08:47 PM IST

    WHO to switch to one dose of two-dose cholera vaccine amid rising outbreaks

    The U.N. agency said "the exceptional decision reflects the grave state of the cholera vaccine stockpile" at a time when countries like Haiti, Syria, Malawi are fighting large outbreaks of the deadly disease, which spreads through contact with contaminated water and food.

  • Social media & mental health: The good with the bad Oct 16, 2022 06:19 PM IST

    Social media & mental health: The good with the bad

    Seeking help for mental health in India is no longer taboo, thanks in part to social media therapy. However, one needs to be circumspect about such advice.

  • WHO chief warns about devastating long Covid situation; here’s all we know about the infection so far Oct 14, 2022 03:25 PM IST

    WHO chief warns about devastating long Covid situation; here’s all we know about the infection so far

    Recently WHO chief warned about devastating long Covid situation, underscoring the impact of persistent Covid symptoms on health and productivity of people. Over the last year researchers have focused on understanding the long-term effects of the disease. So what do the studies tell us?

  • Panacea Biotec stock spikes on $127.3-million global vaccine orders Oct 11, 2022 10:04 AM IST

    Panacea Biotec stock spikes on $127.3-million global vaccine orders

    Panacea Biotic shares surged on the bourses-NSE and BSE- after the pharmaceutical firm announced on Monday that it had bagged a long-term supply order from UNICEF and Pan American Health Organisation for supply of its pentavalent vaccine Easyfive-TT.

  • Maiden Pharma’s factory wears a deserted look as its fate hangs in the balance Oct 07, 2022 06:42 PM IST

    Maiden Pharma’s factory wears a deserted look as its fate hangs in the balance

    All production activities at the factory have been stopped; staff have been told not to attend work till clarity emerges on the issue.

  • Indian pharma company under fire for Gambia child deaths has a history of selling substandard drugs Oct 07, 2022 11:23 AM IST

    Indian pharma company under fire for Gambia child deaths has a history of selling substandard drugs

    At least three Indian states and one country had acted against Maiden Pharma for producing substandard products

  • Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this evening Oct 06, 2022 07:11 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this evening

    Our specially curated package of the most interesting articles to help you stay at the top of your game.

  • India vows action if cough syrup proved to be behind Gambia deaths Oct 06, 2022 06:10 PM IST

    India vows action if cough syrup proved to be behind Gambia deaths

    "Samples have been sent to a central pharmaceutical laboratory for testing," Anil Vij, the health minister of Haryana state where Maiden has its factories, told reporters. "Strict action will be taken if anything is found wrong."

  • Gambia cough syrup deaths: Samples sent for testing, results to come in two days Oct 06, 2022 01:56 PM IST

    Gambia cough syrup deaths: Samples sent for testing, results to come in two days

    The samples have been collected from the manufacturing facility of Sonipat-based Maiden Pharmaceutical in Haryana.

  • Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this afternoon Oct 06, 2022 12:07 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this afternoon

    Take a look at our specially curated package of the most interesting articles to help you stay at the top of your game.

  • India awaits WHO information on any cough syrup link to Gambia deaths Oct 06, 2022 11:20 AM IST

    India awaits WHO information on any cough syrup link to Gambia deaths

    The death of 66 children in the West African country is a blow to India's image as a "pharmacy of the world" that supplies medicines to all continents, especially Africa.

  • Urgent probe launched into Gambia cough syrup deaths as fatalities report awaited from WHO Oct 06, 2022 09:32 AM IST

    Urgent probe launched into Gambia cough syrup deaths as fatalities report awaited from WHO

    The Indian authorities are awaiting the exact one to one causal relation of death as it has not yet been provided by WHO.

  • Indian pharma company Maiden's syrups tied to 66 deaths in Gambia: WHO Oct 05, 2022 09:10 PM IST

    Indian pharma company Maiden's syrups tied to 66 deaths in Gambia: WHO

    The four products have been identified in Gambia but may have been distributed, through informal markets, to other countries or regions, World Health Organization said.

  • Covid pandemic created immunisation gaps in Africa. Over half a million children are at risk: WHO Sep 24, 2022 12:26 PM IST

    Covid pandemic created immunisation gaps in Africa. Over half a million children are at risk: WHO

    The repercussions of the pandemic on routine immunisation programmes in the African region are yet to be fully realised. What we do know so far is that the pandemic has resulted in substantial disruptions to national routine immunisation programmes.

  • Rajiv Bahl appointed as new ICMR director Sep 23, 2022 07:55 PM IST

    Rajiv Bahl appointed as new ICMR director

    Bahl started his career as a scientist at the All India Institute of Medical Science and has been working with WHO for the past 15 years

  • The WHO has advised against the use of two antibody therapies against COVID – here’s what that means Sep 17, 2022 10:55 AM IST

    The WHO has advised against the use of two antibody therapies against COVID – here’s what that means

    At least for the time being, there are no recommended antibody therapies to treat COVID. There are, however, still other treatment options.