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WHO: Covid-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

June 30, 2022 6:08 pm

The biggest weekly rise in new Covid-19 cases was seen in the Middle East, where they increased by 47 per cent, according to the report released late Wednesday.

At what point is a disease deemed to be a global threat? Here's the answer

June 29, 2022 9:15 am

There are many diseases that can affect large numbers of people. But not all diseases are considered public health emergencies

Can’t rule out possibility of more mini Covid waves, says WHO chief scientist

June 10, 2022 10:56 am

WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan felt that due to home-based self testing, numbers could also be underestimated.

New WHO report on assistive technology for disabled provides a roadmap for India

June 06, 2022 9:15 am

Rajib Dasgupta, Shweta Sharma, Balram Bhargava write: The health system’s responsibility in providing equitable access to assistive technology, just as for essential medicines and vaccines, is increasingly being recognised.

Disease experts call on WHO, governments for more action on monkeypox

May 28, 2022 6:17 pm

While monkeypox is not as transmissible or dangerous as Covid, these scientists say, there needs to be clearer guidance on how a person infected with monkeypox should isolate, more explicit advice on how to protect people who are at risk, and improved testing and contact tracing.

WHO: COVID-19 cases mostly drop, except for the Americas

May 26, 2022 9:04 pm

WHO noted that countries which had a significant wave of disease caused by the omicron subvariant BA.2 appeared to be less affected by other subvariants like BA.4 and BA.5, which were responsible for the latest surge of disease in South Africa.

India expresses ‘dismay, concern’ over WHO’s Covid mortality report

May 24, 2022 2:30 am

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said: “It is with a sense of dismay and concern that India notes WHO’s recent exercise on all-cause excess mortality where our country-specific authentic data published by the statutory authority has not been taken into account.”

Ukraine war, pandemic to top agenda of World Health Assembly

May 22, 2022 9:52 pm

The World Health Organisation will open its annual health assembly, bringing together 194 member states in Geneva. Russia's attacks on healthcare facilities in Ukraine will be centre stage during the meeting.

World Schizophrenia Day on May 24: ‘Dealing with schizophrenia can be tough; have learnt to accept this reality’

May 21, 2022 10:05 am

The high achiever, who graduated in physics and chemistry as her core subjects from a top university in Kerala, also cleared the exam conducted by the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India while she pursued her passion for flying.

Where WHO went wrong on India’s Covid death count

May 19, 2022 11:59 am

Shailaja Chandra writes: By using modelling, and not national data sources, it has ignored UN convention


How pollution killed over 1 lakh children in 2016: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Over 1.25 lakh children in India below the age of five died in 2016 due to the impact of polluted air and almost one in five children who die from toxic air exposure across the world is from India, a new study by the World Health Organisation has sai