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COVID cases surge amid growing threat from antimicrobial resistance: WHO chief

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.

WHO believes actual COVID-19 tally in eastern Mediterranean higher than reported

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.

WHO rolls out plan to rid world of cervical cancer, saving millions of lives

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.

World Health Organisation praises UP for Covid-19 management

Lucknow/UNI: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has praised Uttar Pradesh Government for its COVID-19 management strategy.

Vaccine by itself will not end coronavirus pandemic: WHO Chief

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.

Polio: First ever vaccine listed under WHO emergency use

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.

World can save lives and ‘end this pandemic, together’: WHO chief

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.  

‘Very tough’ months ahead in COVID battle, WHO helping scale up dwindling oxygen supplies

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. 

WHO says US drug authority oked Remdesivir without considering WHO-led trial results

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.

Need to continue extreme caution against COVID-19: WHO alerts

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.

WHO appreciates India for helping Myanmar deal COVID-19 pandemic

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.

COVID-19 has disrupted critical mental health services in 93 pc countries: WHO

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).

India reports decline in new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, tally crosses 66.85 lakh

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.

Global partnership to make available 120 million affordable, quality COVID-19 rapid tests for low- and middle-income countries: WHO

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).

WHO chief calls for meeting 35-bln-USD financial gap on COVID-19 response

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.