you are here: HomeNewsWho
who
Jump to
366 Results Found
  • WHO looks at e-certificates for COVID-19 vaccination Dec 04, 2020 02:49 PM IST

    WHO looks at e-certificates for COVID-19 vaccination

    "We are looking very closely into the use of technology in this Covid-19 response and one of them is how can we work with members states towards something called an e-vaccination certificate," WHO Europe expert Siddhartha Datta told an online press briefing Thursday.

  • 'Infodemic' risks jeopardising COVID-19 vaccines Nov 27, 2020 01:10 PM IST

    'Infodemic' risks jeopardising COVID-19 vaccines

    Now with hopes hanging on COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organization is warning that a wave of fake news and misinformation may jeopardise roll-out of immunisation programmes meant to bring an end to the suffering.

  • Africa faces wait for mass COVID-19 vaccination: Disease control group Nov 26, 2020 09:32 PM IST

    Africa faces wait for mass COVID-19 vaccination: Disease control group

    health campaigners are worried that Africa will find itself near the back of the queue for COVID-19 vaccines after wealthier nations signed a raft of bilateral vaccine supply deals with pharmaceutical companies.

  • WHO issues physical activity guidelines, says exercising could save up to 5 million lives every year Nov 26, 2020 04:44 PM IST

    WHO issues physical activity guidelines, says exercising could save up to 5 million lives every year

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) said regular physical activity, restrained due to the COVID-19 pandemic, helps in managing heart diseases, diabetes, and cancer

  • Adults, children must move more to stay fit in pandemic era: WHO Nov 26, 2020 09:18 AM IST

    Adults, children must move more to stay fit in pandemic era: WHO

    And people of all ages must compensate for growing sedentary behaviour with physical activity to ward off disease and add years to their lives, the WHO said, launching its "Every Move Counts" campaign.

  • Trust in vaccines vital to halting pandemic: WHO Nov 14, 2020 11:48 AM IST

    Trust in vaccines vital to halting pandemic: WHO

    US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech announced Monday that their prospective vaccine had proven 90 percent effective in preventing Covid-19 infections in ongoing final phase trials involving more than 40,000 people.

  • Vaccine alliance secures $2 billion to fund COVID shots for poor nations Nov 13, 2020 08:00 PM IST

    Vaccine alliance secures $2 billion to fund COVID shots for poor nations

    The funds for an advance market commitment (AMC) will allow the COVAX facility to buy an initial one billion vaccine doses for 92 eligible countries which would not otherwise be able to afford them.

  • World may be tired, but virus 'not tired of us': WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Nov 09, 2020 07:56 PM IST

    World may be tired, but virus 'not tired of us': WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    Speaking to WHO's main annual assembly, which resumed on Monday after being cut short in May, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also hailed the election of Joe Biden as the next US president, voicing hope it could signal tighter global cooperation to end the pandemic.

  • WHO-led COVID-19 drug scheme doubles down on antibodies, steroids and shuns remdesivir Nov 05, 2020 06:55 PM IST

    WHO-led COVID-19 drug scheme doubles down on antibodies, steroids and shuns remdesivir

    The WHO draft document, seen by Reuters and dated October 30, says the priorities are to secure monoclonal antibodies in a tight market and to boost purchases and distribution of cheap steroid dexamethasone, of which it has already booked nearly 3 million courses of treatment for poorer countries.

  • Europe, WHO sound alarm over resurgent virus crisis Oct 24, 2020 01:01 PM IST

    Europe, WHO sound alarm over resurgent virus crisis

    Even countries that avoided severe outbreaks during Europe's first wave of contagion in the spring have watched their case numbers surge, with Germany's death toll passing 10,000 on Saturday.

  • COVID-19 treatment: Demand for remdesivir largely unaffected; doctors continue use due to fewer options Oct 20, 2020 01:03 PM IST

    COVID-19 treatment: Demand for remdesivir largely unaffected; doctors continue use due to fewer options

    Health Ministry is yet to revise the existing protocol for COVID-19 treatment, which advises the use of remdesivir as an investigational therapy for treatment.

  • Europe, North America should learn from Asia on COVID-19: WHO expert Oct 20, 2020 07:54 AM IST

    Europe, North America should learn from Asia on COVID-19: WHO expert

    The WHO's Europe region, which includes Russia, has recorded up to 8,500 deaths in the past week - and half the countries have seen a 50 percent rise in cases, Mike Ryan, the body's top emergency expert, told a news conference.

  • COVID-19 vaccine: WHO backs India, South Africa's proposal to WTO, calls for easing of intellectual property rules Oct 19, 2020 09:15 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine: WHO backs India, South Africa's proposal to WTO, calls for easing of intellectual property rules

    Backing India, South Africa's proposal to WTO, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said ending a pandemic starts with collaboration.

  • Government to review COVID-19 treatment protocol after WHO trial finds remdesivir ineffective Oct 17, 2020 10:23 AM IST

    Government to review COVID-19 treatment protocol after WHO trial finds remdesivir ineffective

    The results of the WHO's solidarity trial found that remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon had little or no effect on 28-day mortality.

  • Handwashing an effective tool to prevent COVID-19, other diseases: WHO Oct 15, 2020 05:40 PM IST

    Handwashing an effective tool to prevent COVID-19, other diseases: WHO

    Global Handwashing Day is observed on October 15 each year to raise awareness and highlight the importance of handwashing as an effective means of disease prevention. This year it marks a critical reminder for the world that this simple, cost-effective practice can save lives, said the WHO.

  • WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lauds Aarogya Setu app, says it helped identify COVID-19 clusters Oct 13, 2020 07:02 PM IST

    WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lauds Aarogya Setu app, says it helped identify COVID-19 clusters

    India's COVID-19 tracing app was launched by PM Modi on April 3. It was developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

  • WHO awaits China's nod on list of experts to probe origin of coronavirus Oct 08, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    WHO awaits China's nod on list of experts to probe origin of coronavirus

    In August, a two-member team from the WHO which visited China completed the groundwork for the probe into the animal source and reservoirs of the COVID-19 which first emerged in Wuhan in December last year and later became a global pandemic, creating the worst health crisis across the world.

  • 10% of world's people may have been infected with virus: WHO Oct 05, 2020 06:26 PM IST

    10% of world's people may have been infected with virus: WHO

    Dr. Michael Ryan, speaking to a special session of the WHO’s 34-member executive board focusing on COVID-19, said the figures vary from urban to rural, and between different groups, but that ultimately it means “the vast majority of the world remains at risk.”

  • Mental health toll of pandemic 'devastating': WHO Oct 05, 2020 05:32 PM IST

    Mental health toll of pandemic 'devastating': WHO

    WHO warned that mental health had been overlooked in the crisis, pointing to a survey conducted between June and August that revealed severe disruptions to services in 93 countries.

  • Ski, party, seed a pandemic: The travel rules that let COVID-19 take flight Oct 01, 2020 08:00 AM IST

    Ski, party, seed a pandemic: The travel rules that let COVID-19 take flight

    The World Health Organization said open borders would help fight disease. Experts, and a global treaty, emphatically agreed. But the scientific evidence was never behind them.

  • WHO, partners roll out COVID-19 test that promises result 'in minutes' Sep 29, 2020 10:58 AM IST

    WHO, partners roll out COVID-19 test that promises result 'in minutes'

    Rolling out quicker COVID-19 testing in poorer countries aims to help health care workers get a better grip on where coronavirus is circulating, in hopes of following up with containment and other measures to stop it.

  • WHO chief hails PM Modi's assurance of India's vaccine production prowess to help nations fight COVID-19 Sep 27, 2020 10:37 AM IST

    WHO chief hails PM Modi's assurance of India's vaccine production prowess to help nations fight COVID-19

    World Health Organization's chief has lauded PM Modi's assurance that India will use its vaccine production capacity in helping nations fight COVID-19, saying the pandemic can be defeated only by mobilising resources for common good.

  • Global COVID-19 death toll could hit 20 lakh before vaccine is widely used: WHO Sep 26, 2020 08:36 AM IST

    Global COVID-19 death toll could hit 20 lakh before vaccine is widely used: WHO

    The death toll, about nine months since the novel coronavirus was first discovered in China, is nearing the 10-lakh mark.

  • Brucellosis outbreak in China: Here's what WHO suggests to stay safe Sep 24, 2020 06:14 PM IST

    Brucellosis outbreak in China: Here's what WHO suggests to stay safe

    The news surfaced after the health commission of the Chinese city of Lanzhou announced that a leak in a biopharmaceutical company last year caused the outbreak of brucellosis disease.

  • Novel coronavirus developed at Wuhan govt lab, WHO part of cover-up, says whistleblower Chinese virologist Sep 22, 2020 10:23 PM IST

    Novel coronavirus developed at Wuhan govt lab, WHO part of cover-up, says whistleblower Chinese virologist

    According to Chinese virologist Dr Li-Meng Yan, Wuhan's wet market is just a smokescreen created by the Chinese Communist Party.

Sections