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Wednesday, May 18, 2022



Digital University Kerala partners with UN, WHO on disaster preparedness

May 11, 2022 9:36 am

The workshop, which commences on May 16 and concludes on May 27, aims to address the lack of understanding and absence of requisite skills that hinder the broad application of digital technologies in combating disasters.

Sycophants are dangerous

May 08, 2022 1:54 pm

Tavleen Singh writes: Sycophants have a place in autocracies where for a while they thrive by singing praises to the Dear Leader, but even there, they end up weakening him eventually instead of helping him become a better autocrat.

Good hand hygiene can prevent 70% of health infections: WHO report

May 07, 2022 9:05 am

Today, out of every 100 patients in acute-care hospitals, seven patients in high income countries and 15 patients in low and middle income countries will acquire at least one healthcare-associated infection during their hospital stay.

WHO: 47.4 lakh India Covid deaths, nearly 10 times official count

May 06, 2022 8:57 am

In its report on excess deaths due to Covid, WHO said that an estimated 1.5 crore people are likely to have succumbed to the direct or indirect impact of the disease globally during the first two years of the pandemic — instead of the 54 lakh that have been recorded officially by countries separately.

World Malaria Day 2022: Leveraging newer technologies aided by a surveillance system revamp core to malaria elimination now, says WHO’s Dr Soumya Swaminathan

April 25, 2022 12:20 pm

In an interview with The Indian Express, WHO’s chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan discusses the key challenges to malaria elimination

WHO says at least one child has died after increase of acute hepatitis cases in children

April 24, 2022 8:47 am

The WHO issued the figures as health authorities around the world investigate a mysterious increase in severe cases of hepatitis - inflammation of the liver – in young children.

Must ensure traditional Indian medicine meets global standards: PM Modi

April 20, 2022 7:16 am

Modi said the GCTM should establish a “global repository” of traditional medicine practices across the world. This, he said, will aid the “coming generations”.

India questions WHO's methodology to calculate COVID mortalities

April 17, 2022 3:44 pm

The Union health ministry issued a statement in response to a New York Times article titled India Is Stalling WHO's Efforts to Make Global Covid Death Toll Public, saying the country has on several occasions shared its concerns with the global health body over the methodology used.

PM Modi to open Gandhinagar Ayush summit in WHO chief’s presence

April 16, 2022 6:31 pm

During his two-day visit starting on April 18, the prime minister will inaugurate several development projects in north Gujarat and the tribal district of Dahod.

Africa COVID cases on longest run of declines since pandemic's start: WHO

April 14, 2022 10:21 pm

The WHO in a statement said that however the Covid-19 cases are on a decline, the upcoming cold season in the southern hemisphere could prompt a new spike in cases, it said.


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.