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Dr. Harsh Vardhan addresses the WHO High-Level Coalition on Health and Energy Platform of Action

Stresses India’s unique position to pioneer a new model of economic development of low carbon emission and inclusive development “India’s human-centric approach could be a force multiplier for global good”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan DELHI, JUNE 10: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally addressed […]

WHO warns of ‘failure’ unless wealthy countries advance their vaccine donations

Wealthy countries need to give more COVID-19 vaccines and follow the United States in making doses available immediately to cover a 200 million dose gap caused by Indian supply disruptions and manufacturing delays, a WHO senior adviser said on Friday. The World Health Organization is urging wealthy countries […]

WHO chief concedes ‘slow’ response to Congo sex abuse claims

LONDON — The head of the World Health Organization acknowledged the U.N. health agency’s response to sexual abuse allegations involving employees who worked in Congo during an Ebola outbreak was “slow,” following an Associated Press investigation that found senior WHO management knew of multiple cases of misconduct. As WHO’s highest […]

Current COVID vaccines appear protective against variants, WHO Europe says

COVID-19 vaccines currently being deployed in the fight against the pandemic in Europe appear able to protect against all variants that are circulating and causing concern, the World Health Organization’s regional director said on Thursday. Hans Kluge said health authorities should remain vigilant on the rising number of […]

Invest in health or face credit ratings ‘stick’ -WHO’s expert panel

States that invest too little in public health could have their credit ratings cut, according to the chair of a World Health Organization panel that wants a new global body set up to spell out the risks to financial stability from healthcare failures. The comments by Mario Monti […]

WHO has not associated the term “Indian Variant” with B.1.617, now classified as Variant of Concern

DELHI, MAY 12: Several media reports have covered the news of World Health Organisation (WHO) classifying B.1.617 as variant of global concern. Some of these reports have termed the B.1.617 variant of the coronavirus as an “Indian Variant”. These media reports are without any basis, and unfounded. This […]

WHO chief Tedros plans to seek re-election – Stat News

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, plans to run for a second five-year term as the head of the agency, Stat News reported on Monday, citing a person familiar with the matter. Tedros, as he is widely known, has been the public face of the WHO’s efforts […]

India must reduce mobility and mixing to rein in pandemic-WHO

India must control mobility and mixing to reduce a surge in infections, the World Health Organization emergencies director Mike Ryan said on Friday. He called reducing transmission in India a “very difficult task”. “We’ve got to reduce mixing in whatever way we can to reduce infection. The Indian […]

India a ‘devastating reminder’ of damage COVID can wreak, says WHO chief

People are dying across the world because they are not being vaccinated against COVID-19, they are not being tested and not being treated, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday. He said he was concerned about the growing caseload in India. “The situation in India […]

WHO says COVID-19 origins study was not extensive enough, cites data access ‘difficulties’

A World Health Organization team probing the new coronavirus’s origins cited problems accessing raw data, the health agency’s chief said on Tuesday,as he called for further studies because the assessment, so far, has not been extensive enough. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the comments to the agency’s […]

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