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World Health Organization


Kamala Harris speaks to WHO chief Ghebreyesus over phone

January 22, 2021 12:16 pm

During the call, Harris emphasised that she and Biden believe that the WHO is vital to controlling the spread of COVID-19 and building back better global health and pandemic preparedness.

As WHO fumes at western drugmakers, China fills void on Covid-19 vaccines

January 20, 2021 9:51 am

Tedros’s statements castigating companies for prioritizing rich countries where they can make the most profit indicates that the global health body sees the delay as stemming from the companies.

Explained: What is the WHO team in China's Wuhan looking for?

January 15, 2021 7:19 am

The visit has been shrouded in secrecy, with neither China nor the WHO revealing exactly what the team will do or where it will go.

WHO 'disappointed' at Chinese delays letting experts in

January 06, 2021 10:14 am

The experts drawn from around the world are expected to visit the city of Wuhan, which is suspected as the place that the coronavirus first emerged over a year ago.

WHO clears Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use

January 01, 2021 9:09 am

Every country that has a drug regulatory agency will have to issue its own approval for any COVID-19 vaccine, but countries with weak systems usually rely on WHO to vet the shots.

New polio vaccine against strain threatening disease eradication safe: The Lancet

December 10, 2020 10:07 am

The nOPV2 vaccine has received an Emergency Use Listing (EUL) recommendation from the WHO, making it the first vaccine ever to go through this pathway meant for global health emergencies.

Indian-origin health expert Anil Soni appointed first CEO of The WHO Foundation

December 08, 2020 9:57 am

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described Soni as a “proven innovator” in global health who has spent two decades in service of communities affected by HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.

Explained: The implications as UN removes cannabis from its 'most dangerous drug' category

December 10, 2020 12:14 pm

Currently in India, the NDPS Act, 1985, illegalises any mixture with or without any neutral material, of any of the two forms of cannabis – charas and ganja — or any drink prepared from it.

54% increase in heat-related deaths in older people globally in last two decades

December 03, 2020 7:05 am

India saw more than 31,000 heat-related deaths among people above 65 years in 2018

SC issues notice to Centre over use of Remdesivir and Favipiravir for Covid-19

October 30, 2020 7:21 am

The petitioner referred to the bench a recent report of the World Health Organization (WHO) and said nowhere had the two medicines been mentioned officially as a cure for the novel coronavirus.