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Thursday, May 06, 2021



Hand sanitiser: WHO explains how much amount to use and how often

May 06, 2021 4:34 pm

Alcohols in sanitisers have not been shown to create any relevant health issues, says WHO

Don't pass the salt - WHO issues benchmarks for sodium content in food

May 05, 2021 4:42 pm

The new WHO benchmarks, for 64 food and drink categories, are aimed at guiding health authorities in its 194 member states in talks with the food and beverage industry.

Address critical gaps in medical supplies and hospital capacities: WHO

April 29, 2021 12:36 am

Supporting India in these challenging times, WHO is procuring laboratory supplies, including 1.2 million reagents, to meet the huge demand and need for testing.

WHO chief calls growth in coronavirus cases 'worrying'

April 16, 2021 6:30 pm

Tedros said some countries that had been able to avoid widespread COVID-19 outbreaks are now seeing steep increases, citing Papua New Guinea as an example.

Kim Kardashian teams up with WHO for campaign on social distancing

April 14, 2021 7:17 pm

The initiative is part of WHO's 'Play Apart Together' campaign, joined by the video game industry, to promote physical distancing through special online events, exclusives, activities and rewards

Czech Republic: Obesity is big factor in fight against COVID-19

April 14, 2021 4:10 pm

The Czech Republic has among the world's highest COVID-19 deaths per capita. One of the biggest contributing factors? Widespread obesity.

WHO rejects SII's proposal seeking extension of Covishield's shelf life from 6 to 9 months

April 08, 2021 8:28 pm

The move comes even as India's drug regulator has extended Covishield's shelf life from six to nine months from its manufacturing date.

WHO chief scientist cautions against full lockdown: 'consequences are terrible'

April 07, 2021 7:45 am

“We have to manage the second wave before thinking of a third wave and till enough people are vaccinated, there definitely can be more waves in the pandemic,” said Dr Soumya Swaminathan.

South Africa has world’s most dangerous roads; India in fourth place: Study

March 19, 2021 10:31 am

The safest roads in the world can be found in Norway, with its Scandinavian neighbour Sweden having the third safest roads while Japan took second place, according to a study undertaken by international driver education company Zutobi.

India expected to record largest increase in child and maternal deaths in South Asia in 2020 amid Covid: UN

March 18, 2021 11:35 am

The report ‘Direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and response in South Asia’ by UNICEF, WHO and the UNFPA also noted that India could spend nearly USD 10 billion on COVID-19 testing and healthcare utilisation by September 2021, the biggest share of the overall costs in the region.


As coronavirus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas

January 23, 2020 7:38 am

According to WHO, the situation is evolving and preliminary investigations suggest link to the sea food market.