New York: More cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past four weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic, the UN health agency chief told journalists on Friday as he launched a new report on the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance.
Moscow/Sputnik: The Eastern Mediterranean has reported 3.6 million cases of COVID-19 out of 55 million cases registration globally, but the World Health Organization (WHO) believes that the actual number is higher, Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, said on Thursday.
New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) set out a strategy on Tuesday for eliminating cervical cancer, which would avoid the death of an estimated five million women and girls from the disease, by 2050.
Lucknow/UNI: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has praised Uttar Pradesh Government for its COVID-19 management strategy.
Geneva/IBNS: World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday said a vaccine would not by itself stop the coronavirus pandemic and cannot replace the other tools.
Geneva: WHO on Friday listed the nOPV2 vaccine (Bio Farma, Indonesia) for emergency use to address the rising cases of a vaccine-derived polio strain in a number of African and East Mediterranean countries.
New York: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues evolving, the world must “take all opportunities to learn and improve the response as we go”, the UN health agency chief said on Friday.
New York: Facing another critical juncture in the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief told reporters on Friday that a “very tough” few months lie ahead with too many nations seeing an exponential increase in cases.
Moscow/Sputnik: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the antiviral drug remdesivir as the first COVID-19 treatment without having taken into consideration the results of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Solidarity Trial, Soumya Swaminathan, the WHO's chief scientist, said on Friday.
New Delhi/IBNS: The World Health Organization on Monday cautioned against any relaxation of response actions following the recent slight decline in COVID-19 cases in South-East Asia Region, saying the pandemic continues unabated and our response only needs to be strengthened further to curtail virus transmission.
Nay Pyi Taw: World Health Organisation representative in Myanmar has praised India for its role in assisting the neighbouring nation in dealing COVID-19 pandemic.
New Delhi/UNI: COVID-19 has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93 per cent of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health is increasing, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
New Delhi/IBNS: India, the second worst Covid-19-affected country in the world, on Tuesday reported a sharp decline in Covid-19 cases as little over 61,000 fresh infections were reported in 24 hours.
Geneva: A set of agreements to make available, for low and middle-income countries, affordable, high-quality COVID-19 antigen rapid tests were on Monday announced by the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. Organizations involved in the milestone agreement include the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), the Global Fund, Unitaid, and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Geneva/Xinhua: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged the international community to help meet a financial gap of 35 billion US dollars for the "Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator" (ACT-Accelerator), a WHO-led global collaboration for the development of COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines.