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  • How international vax scheme Covax has failed poor countries

    How international vax scheme Covax has failed poor countries

    "Rich countries have received 16 times more Covid-19 vaccines per person than poorer nations that rely on the Covax programme backed by the World Health Organization,"

    October 25, 2021
  • Vaccine inequity will drag Covid pandemic to 2022: WHO

    Vaccine inequity will drag Covid pandemic to 2022: WHO

    Canada and the UK were technically entitled to get vaccines via this route having paid into the Covax mechanism, but it was still "morally indefensible" given that they had both obtained millions of doses through their own bilateral agreements, Oxfam's Global Health Adviser, Rohit Malpani, was quoted as saying.

    October 21, 2021
  • China agrees to cooperate in WHO’s fresh Covid origin probe

    China agrees to cooperate in WHO’s fresh Covid origin probe

    At the same time, Beijing has also called on the global health body to uphold an "objective, scientific" approach, stating that it will oppose any political manipulation', the report said.

    October 15, 2021
  • Gopal Rai visits WHO building site, finds violation of anti-dust guidelines

    Gopal Rai visits WHO building site, finds violation of anti-dust guidelines

    Under the anti-dust campaign, designated teams have so far inspected 522 construction sites in which a fine of Rs 53.5 lakh has been imposed for violation of guidelines at 165 construction sites.

    October 14, 2021
  • World failed to achieve 2020 mental health target: WHO

    World failed to achieve 2020 mental health target: WHO

    "It is extremely concerning that, despite the evident and increasing need for mental health services, which has become even more acute during the Covid-19 pandemic, good intentions are not being met with investment," WHO Director General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a statement.

    October 8, 2021
  • WHO launches first global roadmap to eliminate meningitis by 2030

    WHO launches first global roadmap to eliminate meningitis by 2030

    "It is time to tackle meningitis globally once and for all - by urgently expanding access to existing tools like vaccines, spearheading new research and innovation to prevent, detecting and treating the various causes of the disease, and improving rehabilitation for those affected,"

    September 28, 2021
  • Diligently working with WHO to obtain EUL for Covaxin: Bharat Biotech

    Diligently working with WHO to obtain EUL for Covaxin: Bharat Biotech

    The WHO's EUL approval for Covaxin was expected by 5 October as WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) was scheduled to meet on this day to make its recommendations on Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for Emergency Use Listing. The process has been delayed as more technical data has been sought from the pharma major.

    September 28, 2021
  • What we breathe

    What we breathe

    According to WHO, particle sources include paints, cleaning fluids, and solvents. To that can be added the wearing of car tyres

    September 26, 2021
  • WHO revises air quality guidelines, experts suggest India should revise its own too

    WHO revises air quality guidelines, experts suggest India should revise its own too

    "In parallel, we have to strengthen our health data and revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standard accordingly. Raw health data is required to conduct a large range of health studies vis-a-vis air pollution impacts for India's varied demography, exposure and differing PM 2.5 composition,"

    September 22, 2021
  • India has capacity to scale up pace of Covid-19 vaccination: WHO

    India has capacity to scale up pace of Covid-19 vaccination: WHO

    In India, the routine immunisation vaccination rates, which is globally measured by DTP3 coverage, was recorded at an all-time high of 97 per cent in quarter one of 2020. However, with immunisation services being impacted by the pandemic, the coverage dropped to 63 per cent in quarter two of 2020.

    September 20, 2021
  • Covaxin may get WHO approval by month-end, says NITI Aayog

    Covaxin may get WHO approval by month-end, says NITI Aayog

    "We must give time to WHO to make their decisions based on science. However, we hope that these decisions can be taken quickly because people who are receiving Covaxin have certain imperatives of travel. Most of us, who chose the concurrency, is important in terms of licensure. We are hoping for an early decision,"

    September 15, 2021
  • WHO nod to Covaxin by month-end: Niti Aayog

    WHO nod to Covaxin by month-end: Niti Aayog

    The WHO approval for emergency use of Covaxin will not only declare it safe for use in other countries but will also enable people receiving the shot to travel abroad without mandatory quarantine, he said.

    September 14, 2021
  • No cases of Coronavirus ‘MU’ variant so far: ICMR

    No cases of Coronavirus ‘MU’ variant so far: ICMR

    ICMR said that no cases of 'MU' variant of Coronavirus have been detected, from over 51,000 samples analysed, so far in India. This new Coronavirus variant was identified first in Colombia in January 2021. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated the MU strain of Coronavirus as a 'variant of interest'.

    September 3, 2021
  • India needs 4.3 mn nurses by 2024 to meet WHO norms

    India needs 4.3 mn nurses by 2024 to meet WHO norms

    According to the State of World's Nursing India profile, almost 47 per cent of India's health workforce consists of nurses and midwives. With 1.7 nurses per 1,000 population, India falls short of the WHO recommended rate of 3 nurses per 1,000 population.

    September 2, 2021
  • WHO identifies counterfeit versions of Covishield in India

    WHO identifies counterfeit versions of Covishield in India

    "Lakhs of people are getting vaccinated every day in India and if this revelation is true,  then it will be a herculean task to find out how many have got such counterfeit doses and moreover, in that case, they need to be given a real vaccine. The Indian government must respond to this"

    August 18, 2021
  • WHO trial to study potential of 3 anti-malarial drugs against Covid

    WHO trial to study potential of 3 anti-malarial drugs against Covid

    "Finding more effective and accessible therapeutics for Covid-19 patients remains a critical need, and WHO is proud to lead this global effort," WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in the statement.

    August 13, 2021
  • China forced Covid-19 origins probe to drop lab-leak theory: WHO

    China forced Covid-19 origins probe to drop lab-leak theory: WHO

    According to a WHO scientist, the Chinese researchers agreed to include the lab-leak theory in the report "on the condition we didn't recommend any specific studies to further that hypothesis".

    August 13, 2021