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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.

COVID-19 pandemic situation in Europe worsening: WHO

Belgrade/UNI: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the epidemiological situation in Europe, particularly the Balkans is worsening due to the failure of the public to comply with the measures adopted against COVID-19.

Syria COVID spread may be much higher than figures suggest, Lowcock tells Security Council

New York: Reports from inside Syria are pointing to a much broader spread of COVID-19 than the number of confirmed cases – currently 3,618 – suggests, the UN’s top humanitarian official says.

WHO does not see surge in COVID-19 spreading in Russia

Moscow/Sputnik: The World Health Organization (WHO) does not register a surge in COVID-19 daily growth in Russia, while the situation is different in Europe, WHO Representative to Russia Melita Vujnovic said on Wednesday.

Investments in public health, an investment in safer future, urges WHO chief Tedros

New York: The world must be ready when the next pandemic comes, the head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said, urging countries to invest more in public health as part of their efforts to recover from COVID-19.

COVID-19 will not be the last pandemic, world must be ready for next: WHO chief Tedros

Geneva: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the world must be prepared for the next pandemic.

India can be part of COVAX global vaccine allocation plan: WHO

New Delhi/IBNS: The World Health Organization (WHO) is in talks with India about the Asian country's joining the 'COVAX' global vaccine allocation plan, media reports said on Monday.

India reports over 86,000 Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 40-lakh mark

New Delhi/IBNS: In more worry for the Asian country of 1.3 billion people, India on Saturday reported the biggest daily-spike in Novel Coronavirus cases by adding over 86,000 fresh infections in the last 24 hours.

Mass vaccinations against  COVID19 unlikely before middle of the next year: WHO

Geneva: A WHO official on Friday said the organization does not expect to witness widespread vaccinations against COVID-19 until the middle of next year.

India leads global nCoV tally, while deaths down: WHO

Geneva, Sep 2 (UNI) India now has the lead with the most fresh novel coronavirus cases of any country in the past week with nearly half a million new infections, pushing the global tally up by 1 per cent, World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

‘Momentous milestone’ as Africa eradicates wild poliovirus

New York: The wild poliovirus has been eradicated in Africa, health officials announced on Tuesday, calling it a “momentous milestone” for the continent.

WHO presses for greater investment in global COVID-19 vaccine facility

New York: Investing in a mechanism that will guarantee all countries have fair and timely access to a COVID-19 vaccine is the only way out of the global pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

WHO stresses need for quick action amid reports of fresh COVID-19 outbreaks

New York: With several countries experiencing fresh COVID-19 outbreaks after periods of little or no transmission, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday highlighted the need for authorities to be able to move quickly to prevent further spread of the disease.

India reports biggest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases with over 69,000 new infections

New Delhi/IBNS: India, the worst Covid-19-affected Asian country, on Saturday reported the biggest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases by registering over 69,000 infections in the last 24 hours.

Global covid-19 tally rises by over 263,000 in past day to more than 22.2 million-WHO

Moscow/Sputnik: The number of COVID-19 cases globally has grown by more than 263,000 in the past 24 hours, while over 6,500 patients have died in the same period of time, the World Health Organization's (WHO) data revealed on late Thursday.