April 17, 2021 07:00 (IST)
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AstraZeneca sends legal notice to Serum Institute over delays in vaccine supply

New Delhi/IBNS: Serum Institute of India (SII) has been served a legal notice by AstraZeneca over vaccine supply delays, a Business Standard report said.

Several deaths from Ebola reported in Guinea, health minister says awaiting final analysis

Conakry/Sputnik: At least three people have died from Ebola in Guinea, for the first time since 2016, Health Minister Col. Remy Lamah said on Saturday.

Pandemic: China, Responsibility and Accountability

Even as normal life continues to be disrupted by the spread of COVID-19, the world is slowly realizing the indelible impact the virus has had on jobs, businesses, children and social life. 

Tibetan representatives meet WHO, UN officials in Delhi, demand probe in COVID-19 virus origin

New Delhi: Meeting  World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) officials in Delhi, representatives of 10  Tibetan associations submitted a memorandum where they demanded a transparent investigation into the source of the infection.

WHO lauds efforts to contain Coronavirus in Mumbai's Dharavi

Geneva/Mumbai, Jul 11 (UNI) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom has lauded the efforts done to contain the outbreak of novel coronavirus in Asia's largest slum -- Dharavi -- in Mumbai.

As world spins into COVID-19 crisis, Beijing preying over global institutions: ex-Indian Foreign Secretary in NYT

Former Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale has said that at a time when the US is faltering and the world is facing the COVID-19 crisis, Chinese President Xi Jinping is carrying out a campaign to take over major international institutions like the World Health Organization and the United Nations.

WHO 'temporarily pauses' use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients

Geneva/IBNS: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday informed that it 'temporarily' stopped the use of the anti-malarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, for treating the coronavirus patients.

Donald Trump hopes COVID-19 vaccine will be available by end of 2020, attacks China

Washington/IBNS: US President Donald Trump has said he believes a vaccine for the COVID-19 drug will be available by the end of 2020.

WHO reports fivefold increase in cyber attacks, urges vigilance

Geneva/IBNS: Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cyber attacks directed at its staff, and email scams targeting the public at large.

Coronavirus: All visas to India suspended till Apr 15, WHO declares virus outbreak 'pandemic'

New Delhi/IBNS: In the wake of the sudden spike in the number of cases related to the novel Coronavirus, the Indian government on Wednesday issued a new travel advisory in which it suspended all visas to India till April 15.

Breastfeeding provides the strongest foundation for lifelong health and optimal nutrition

Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and continued breastfeeding up to the age of two years and beyond provides the strongest foundation for lifelong health. Breast milk contains all the nutrients infants need to grow healthy and strong and, when combined with appropriate complementary foods after six months of age, is a powerful means to set up a lifetime of optimal nutrition, including the prevention of undernutrition and obesity.   

Urgent action is needed to find, test and treat the missing millions suffering viral hepatitis

Millions of people across the world and in the WHO South-East Asia Region are infected with viral hepatitis without knowing and without receiving treatment. Both worldwide and in the Region less than one in 10 infected people are estimated to know their status, while less than 10% of those who do know their status are receiving appropriate treatment.

Cabinet approves accession to the Protocol under WHO Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products

New Delhi, May 2 (IBNS): The Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval to accede to the Protocol under World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products.

Student uploads video of self prior to alleged suicide in Mumbai hotel

Mumbai, Apr 4 (IBNS): Mumbai Police, on Tuesday, urged people to speak to them if they cannot approach any one elese when depressed rather than end their lives, keeping in view the alleged suicide of a student in Mumbai the day before.