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  • Beware of Omicron, warns government

    Beware of Omicron, warns government

    On Technical Advisory Group recommendation, the variant has been declared as a variant of concern by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

    November 27, 2021
  • WHO seeks more clarification to decide on Covaxin EUL

    WHO seeks more clarification to decide on Covaxin EUL

    The WHO's Technical Advisory Group in a meeting on Tuesday agreed to conduct the final risk assessment after receiving additional data from the manufacturer.

    October 27, 2021
  • WHO experts back Covid booster dose for immunocompromised

    WHO experts back Covid booster dose for immunocompromised

    WHO'sSAGE recommended that such people should receive a third dose of a vaccine as they are "less likely to respond adequately to vaccination following a standard primary vaccine series and are at high risk of severe Covid-19 disease",

    October 12, 2021
  • WHO sets year end target to vaccinate 40 pc population of every nation

    WHO sets year end target to vaccinate 40 pc population of every nation

    The World Health Organization (WHO) also announced an initiative to vaccinate 70 per cent of the population by mid-2022, through prioritizing vaccine delivery to low-income countries, particularly those in Africa.

    October 8, 2021
  • WHO working to get Covid-19 medical supplies to North Korea

    WHO working to get Covid-19 medical supplies to North Korea

    The development is a possible sign that the North is easing one of the world’s strictest pandemic border closures to receive outside help.

    October 7, 2021
  • WHO endorses broad use of world’s first malaria vaccine

    WHO endorses broad use of world’s first malaria vaccine

    The WHO's recommendation is based on results from more than 2.3 million doses of the vaccine that have been administered to more than 800,000 children in pilot countries Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi since 2019

    October 7, 2021
  • YouTube to remove misinformation videos about all vaccines

    YouTube to remove misinformation videos about all vaccines

    According to YouTube, their Community Guidelines already prohibit certain types of medical misinformation.

    September 30, 2021
  • Only 2% of world’s Covid-19 vaccines administered in Africa: WHO

    Only 2% of world’s Covid-19 vaccines administered in Africa: WHO

    The WHO's aim is to vaccinate at least 40 percent of the population of every country by the end of this year and 70 percent by the middle of next year.

    September 15, 2021
  • WHO calls for global governance against pandemic

    WHO calls for global governance against pandemic

    The World Healrecommended the establishment of a Global Health Board "under the auspices of the G20".

    September 11, 2021
  • Origin of Covid

    Origin of Covid

    On the first anniversary, so to speak, of coronavirus, WHO has set the record straight; the “breaking news” is decidedly more critical than whether WHO is facing restrictions in the course of its survey into the why and wherefore of Covid.

    February 16, 2021
  • Prognosis of Covid

    Prognosis of Covid

    The panel, headed by the former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark, has advanced the very pertinent point that the UN’s health agency should have labelled the virus as a pandemic sooner than it did.

    January 22, 2021
  • Certified safe

    Certified safe

    Something of this nature will be necessary if travel around the world is not to get bogged down in the minutiae of bilateral transport arrangements and creation of bio-bubbles that have set the tone of international travel in the past few months.

    December 6, 2020
  • Waving a club

    Waving a club

    But in 2020, with Covid-19 having emerged as a global scourge and with accelerated vaccine development programmes having brought the world within nodding distance of an antidote to the virus, concerns about the efficacy of vaccines are bound to dominate public discourse in the weeks and months ahead.

    December 1, 2020
  • Tempers frayed

    Tempers frayed

    Those who say they want freedom from the tyranny of restrictions, have questioned the science behind the restrictions sought to be enforced. The weekend saw large protests in the United Kingdom and Italy.

    October 27, 2020
  • Olympic Committee monitoring coronavirus situation in Tokyo closely with WHO

    Olympic Committee monitoring coronavirus situation in Tokyo closely with WHO

    International Olympic Committee Medical and Scientific Director Richard Budgett said in a letter addressed to athletes that they should follow WHO's advice.

    February 29, 2020