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World Health Organisation


WHO's Ryan sees progressive control of COVID-19 in 2021, cautions on Christmas

November 27, 2020 11:56 am

“We need to be absolutely aware that we need to reduce the chance that we could infect someone else in just organising households carefully around the Christmas festivities," said WHO's emergency expert.

WHO suspends Remdesivir from list of medicines

November 20, 2020 11:19 pm

The suspension is a signal to countries that WHO, in compliance with the treatment guidelines, does not recommend countries procure the drug for Covid-19, WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic said in an email response to The Indian Express.

Ethiopia accuses WHO head Tedros of backing Tigray rebels

November 19, 2020 4:39 pm

Ethiopian army chief of staff General Birhanu Jula said in a televised statement that the military does not expect Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to stand on the side of the Ethopians and condemn TLPF.

65 WHO staff test positive for Covid-19, 1 cluster

November 16, 2020 11:23 pm

The revelation comes amid a surge of cases in Europe, host country Switzerland, and the city of Geneva, in particular, and the email said about half of the infections were in people who had been working from home.

WHO chief goes into quarantine after contact tests positive for Covid-19

November 02, 2020 9:18 am

"I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for #COVID19. I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days, in line with @WHO protocols, and work from home," Tedros said in a tweet.

Aarogya Setu app helped identify Covid-19 clusters: WHO

October 13, 2020 5:12 pm

"Aarogya Setu has helped city public departments to identify areas where clusters could be anticipated and increase Covid-19 testing in a targeted way," Ghebreyesus said.

WHO, partners roll out faster COVID tests for poorer nations

September 29, 2020 5:05 pm

At USD 5 apiece, the program initially requires USD 600 million and is to get started as early as next month to provide better access to areas where it's harder to reach with PCR tests that are used often in many wealthier nations, the WHO announced on Monday.

Widespread COVID-19 vaccinations not expected until mid-2021, says WHO

September 04, 2020 5:18 pm

WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said that phase 3 will take longer since they need to see how protective and safe the vaccine is.

US cuts remaining dues payment to WHO after Trump pullout

September 03, 2020 11:32 am

The decision to withhold roughly USD 62 million in outstanding 2020 dues to the WHO is part of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the organisation over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his allegations that the agency has been improperly influenced by China.

Daily cases scale record peaks, government hopes it only reflects massive testing

August 31, 2020 7:07 am

For the last four days, India has been detecting more than 75,000 new cases, a figure that no other country has touched.


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