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Covaxin efficacy meets WHO standards, safe to use: Joint Drugs Controller

New Delhi, Jan 16 | Allaying the apprehensions associated with the safety of the vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech, S. Eswara Reddy, Joint Drugs...

WHO hopes Covid vaccination ‘underway in every country in next 100...

Geneva, Jan 16 | World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged fairness to the access of COovid-19 vaccines, saying he wants...

WHO advises against Covid vaccination proof for int’l travel

Geneva, Jan 16 | The World Health Organization's (WHO) Emergency Committee on Covid-19 has advised countries not to require proof of vaccination or immunity...

WHO experts start quarantine in Wuhan

Beijing, Jan 16 | An international expert team of the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in China and started quarantine at a hotel in...

New Covid-19 strains threat to Africa’s public health system: WHO

Nairobi, Jan 15 | The new Covid-19 variants that have been reported in several African countries could undermine efforts to contain the pandemic and...

India protests to WHO over map showing J&K as separate

New Delhi, Jan 14 | The World Health Organisation (WHO) map showing Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as separate from India has sparked a...

China blocks 2 WHO team members after failed Covid test

Hong Kong, Jan 14 | As the World Health Organisation (WHO) team landed in Wuhan on Thursday to study the cause of the Covid-19...

Covid-19 origin-tracing is about scientific answers: WHO

Geneva, Jan 12 | The mission of a World Health Organization (WHO) research en route to China to conduct investigations into the origins of...

WHO wants to speed up rollout of Covid-19 vaccines: Tedros

Geneva, Jan 12 | The World Health Organization (WHO) wants to speed up rolling out safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines and their equitable allocation...

‘China ready to work with WHO Covid-19 probe team’

Beijing, Jan 9 | China is ready to receive a World Health Organization (WHO) expert team which would conduct investigations into the origins of...

Covid vaccine dry run conducted in Gurugram, WHO visits spot

Gurugram, Jan 7 | A dry run for coronavirus vaccine distribution was conducted at six different places in Gurugram on Thursday.The places where the...

WHO team investigating Covid origins denied entry to China

Geneva, Jan 6 | A World Health Organization (WHO) team due to investigate the origins of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in Wuhan city has...

WHO suggests 21-28 day gap between 2 Pfizer doses

Geneva, Jan 6 | The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said that Covid-19 patients should be given two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine...

Covid-19 vaccine could be available in SL by March: WHO

Colombo, Dec 30 | The World Health Organization (WHO) has assured that a Covid-19 vaccine could be made available for Sri Lanka by March...

WHO chief calls for more investments in public health

Geneva, Dec 27 | World Health Organisation Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday called on countries to make greater investment in their public...

UK Covid-19 variant currently has no significant impact on vaccines: WHO

Geneva, Dec 22 | Despite a number of mutations so far of the Covid-19, none of them, including the new mutant variant found in...

China ready to further cooperate with WHO over Covid-19 origin tracing

Beijing, Dec 19 | China is ready to continue to strengthen cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) to advance the global origin-tracing of...

Covid-19 vaccines not a silver bullet: WHO official

Geneva, Dec 17 | A top World Health Organization (WHO) official has called for greater vigilance amid the roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine, saying...

WHO to investigate Covid-19 origins in China’s Wuhan

Geneva, Dec 17 | A team of 10 international scientists will travel to the Chinese city of Wuhan next month to investigate the origins...

Bulls versus Bears: Who will win? (Market Watch)

By Arun KejriwalMarkets had another good performance last week and gained ground. BSESENSEX gained 1,019.46 points or 2.26 per cent to close at 46,099.01...

WHO hails universal health coverage milestones in Africa

Geneva, Dec 13 | Many African countries have demonstrated commitment to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) amid disruptions triggered by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,...

WHO prequalifies BE’s Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine

Hyderabad, Dec 11 | Biological E. Limited (BE), a Hyderabad-based vaccines and pharmaceutical company, on Friday announced that its Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV) has...

India supports B’desh’s candidacy for WHO’s SEARO ED post

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Dec 11 | India has extended its support to Bangladeshs candidature for the post of Executive Director (ED) of the World...

WHO launches initiative to combat COVID-19 misinformation in Africa

Nairobi, Dec 6 | The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have announced the launch of a new alliance to guide action on misleading...

WHO calls for sustained efforts to control Covid-19 transmission

Geneva, Dec 5 | The Covid-19 pandemic has not settled down into a predictable pattern, as the situation of transmission and cases in different...

WHO chief scientist hails ‘incremental’ basis of scientific progress

By Nikhila NatarajanUnited Nations, Dec 5 | As the world awaits the first wave of Covid-19 vaccinations, the chief scientist at the World Health...

Who will fill Ahmed Patel’s shoes in Congress?

New Delhi, Dec 4 | The Congress has given the interim charge of treasurer to senior leader Pawan Kumar Bansal after the demise of...

Jharkhand HC seeks report: Who got Lalu shifted to RIMS bungalow?

Ranchi, Dec 4 | The Jharkhand High Court on Friday sought a report from the state government as to who ordered the shifting of...

Russia-led security bloc backs WHO in fighting Covid-19

Geneva, Dec 3 | The Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) said they support the coordinating role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in...

Malaria cases in India drops to 5.6mn in 2019: WHO report

New Delhi, Nov 30 | Malaria cases in India dropped from about 20 million cases in 2000 to about 5.6 million in 2019, said...

WHO warns countries with falling cases to stay ‘vigilant’

Geneva, Nov 28 | Countries with decreasing Covid-19 numbers still need to stay "vigilant", a top World Health Organization (WHO) official said."Even as case...

Who is Richie Mehta, who won first International Emmy for India?

New Delhi, Nov 24 | At the moment, Richie Mehta is basking in the glory coming his way, after scooping up the first International...

Now ‘real hope’ to end COVID-19 with vaccines: WHO chief

Geneva, Nov 24 | "There is now real hope that vaccines, in combination with other tried and tested public health measures, will help to...

WHO warns against remdesivir for Covid-19 treatment

Geneva, Nov 20 | The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday warned that the antiviral drug remdesivir should not be used to treat Covid-19...

National Ability Summit: A platform for disability inclusion

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANSlife) According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Disability Report, one billion people or 15 percent of the world's population...

WHO lauds Yogi govt for Covid management

Lucknow, Nov 18 | The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has earned appreciation for its Covid-19 management strategy from the World Health Organization...

Countries letting virus run unchecked, playing with fire: WHO

Geneva, Nov 17 | The World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that it's "extremely concerned" by the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in some...

WHO to unveil strategy against cervical cancer, India on board

New Delhi, Nov 16 | The World Health Organisation is set to launch a global strategy to eliminate the menace of cervical cancer, which...

WHO chief urges global system for sharing pathogen materials

Geneva, Nov 14 | Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that there is...

WHO chief calls for ‘fair allocation’ after Pfizer Covid vax news

Geneva, Nov 11 | WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called for "fair allocation" of a Covid-19 vaccine after drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech this...

Who would rein in ‘Frankenstein China’ if Trump goes?

By Ateet SharmaNew Delhi, Nov 7 | In the introduction of ‘Trump on China: Putting America First - a collection of speeches laying out...

No confirmed Covid-19 cases in N.Korea: WHO report

Seoul, Nov 3 | In its latest report, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that North Korea has not reported any outbreak of the...

WHO highlights influenza risk for kids, pregnant women during pandemic

Geneva, Nov 3 | Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) have highlighted the influenza risk for children and pregnant women during the Covid-19...

WHO chief self-quarantines after Covid-19 contact

Geneva, Nov 2 | Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced that he was self-quarantining after he was "identified as...

Covid-19 remains public health emergency of int’l concern: WHO

Geneva, Oct 31 | The World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee on Covid-19 has unanimously agreed that the ongoing global pandemic still constituted a...

SC takes into account WHO report on Remdesivir, seeks Centre’s response

New Delhi, Oct 29 | The Supreme Court on Thursday took into account a World Health Organisation report, indicating that Remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir and...

‘Who the hell are you?’, US lawmakers scold Twitter, Facebook, Google...

By Nikhila Natarajan New York, Oct 29 | "Baloney!", "sham!" and "who the hell are you" scoldings dominated a Senate hearing on Wednesday where the...

Sputnik V: RDIF seeks vaccine’s speedy registration, prequalification from WHO

New Delhi, Oct 27 | The Russian Direct Investment Fund, the country's sovereign wealth fund, has submitted applications to the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

Pakistan could be next polio-free country: WHO

Islamabad, Oct 25 | A top official of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that Pakistan could be the next polio-free country, after...

WHO donates Covid-19 medical supplies to Syria

Damascus, Oct 25 | The World Health Organization (WHO) has donated 8.8 tonnes of pmedical supplies to Syria to aid the country's fight against...

Business

Franklin Templeton’s shut funds receive Rs 13,789 cr so far

New Delhi, Jan 17 | The six shut schemes of Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund have received cash flows of Rs 13,789 crore since winding...