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Covid19: WHO chief Tedros says world in the early stages of 'third wave'

Geneva/IBNS: World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday warned the world about the 'early stages' of the third wave of Covid-19 as the infections caused by the Delta variant increased.

Decision on Covaxin's emergency use listing in 4-6 weeks: WHO

New Delhi/IBNS: The World Health Organisation (WHO) will take a decision on emergency use approval for Bharat Biotech's Covaxin in the next four to six weeks, Soumya Swaminathan, the UN health body's chief scientist has said.

Equitable distribution of vaccines, equipment only way out of pandemic: WHO chief

New York: Equitable distribution of equipment and medicines to fight COVID-19 is the only way out of the global crisis, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, in remarks to a meeting of the advisory group making the case for investing in these tools.

Covaxin's efficacy result will help getting WHO's approval : Govt expert body chief

New Delhi/IBNS: India-made Covaxin's recently published result on efficacy will help the vaccine in getting World Health Organisation’s (WHO) emergency approval, the chairperson of National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation in India (NTAGI), Dr NK Arora said on Saturday.

WHO guidance on Artificial Intelligence to improve healthcare, mitigate risks worldwide

New York: Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds “enormous potential” for improving the health of millions around the world if ethics and human rights are at the heart of its design, deployment, and use, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday.

Delta plus strain calls for urgent measures, including vaccination: WHO representative

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: Vaccination and safety measures such as wearing face masks are essential when it comes to fighting the Delta Plus coronavirus variant, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Russia Melita Vujnovic said.

COVID-19 Delta variant has potential to make ‘epidemic curve exponentially’

New York: The head of the UN health agency expressed concern on Friday over the COVID-19’s delta variant, which he called “the most transmissible” mutation to date.

WHO concerned about transmissibility of Delta coronavirus variant, says Tedros

Moscow/Sputnik: The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the transmissibility of the Delta coronavirus variant, first identified in India and now present in 85 countries, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday.

Amnesty international seeks waiver of COVID-19 vaccine patents

London/UNI: Amnesty International on Monday urged the international community to agree to a waiver of the Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on COVID-19 treatments to remove barriers on global supply.

COVID-19 cases drop for seventh week, but deaths fall less slowly: WHO

New York: The number of new COVID-19 cases reported to the UN health agency has declined for seven weeks in a row, in what the top official there called on Monday “the longest sequence of weekly declines during the pandemic so far”.

More transparency needed in investigating coronavirus origins: WHO Director-General Tedros

London/UNI: Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called on China to cooperate on the ongoing investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus.

More transparency needed in investigating coronavirus origins: WHO Director-General

London/UNI: Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called on China to cooperate In the ongoing investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus.

New WHO guidance aims to stamp out rights violations in mental health services

New York: New guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), published on Thursday, calls for providing mental health care that respects human rights and focuses on recovery.

WHO warns of ‘two-track pandemic’ as cases decline but vaccine inequity persists

New York: Even though COVID-19 cases and deaths have declined in recent weeks, the world is facing a “two-track pandemic”, the UN’s top health official said on Monday in his ongoing campaign to get more vaccines to developing countries.

WHO validates China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Geneva: The World Health Organization on Tuesday validated the Sinovac-CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving countries, funders, procuring agencies and communities the assurance that it meets international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing.