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Covid: WHO recommends antibody treatment for some patients

Covid: WHO recommends antibody treatment for some patients

🕔18:32, 24.Sep 2021

Geneva, Sep 24  The World Health Organisation has on Friday recommended a treatment combining two antibodies — casirivimab and imdevimab — for two specific groups of patients with Covid-19 The first are patients with non-severe Covid-19 who are at the

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WHO chief thanks India for resuming Covid vaccine export

WHO chief thanks India for resuming Covid vaccine export

🕔14:10, 22.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 22  The World Health Organisation on Wednesday appreciated India’s decision to export the vaccines under Vaccine Maitri to COVAX. The Director-General of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that it is an important development in support of reaching

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India has capacity to scale up pace of Covid-19 vaccination: WHO

India has capacity to scale up pace of Covid-19 vaccination: WHO

🕔07:00, 21.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 21 India has the systems in place to administer a large number of vaccine doses and achieve the mammoth feat of vaccinating all the country’s people by December 2021, says WHO Southeast Asia Regional Director, Dr Poonam

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Covaxin may get WHO approval by month-end, says NITI Aayog

Covaxin may get WHO approval by month-end, says NITI Aayog

🕔08:33, 16.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 16  India’s indigenously-developed Covid vaccine Covaxin may soon receive Emergency Use Listing by the World Health Organisation, eventually enabling its recipients to travel abroad without mandatory quarantine, NITI Aayog’s Member, Health, V.K. Paul said on Wednesday. Data

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WHO congratulates India for administering 75 cr vaccine doses

WHO congratulates India for administering 75 cr vaccine doses

🕔22:02, 13.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) India’s Covid vaccination coverage under the mass vaccination drive crossed the landmark of 75 crore doses on Monday. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a Tweet that India has crossed the mark of administering 75

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WHO calls for global governance against pandemic

WHO calls for global governance against pandemic

🕔12:08, 11.Sep 2021

Copenhagen, Sep 11 The Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) called for global governance and recommended the establishment of a Global Health Board “under the auspices of the G20”. The Commission made the

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WHO calls for extension of moratorium on Covid booster doses

WHO calls for extension of moratorium on Covid booster doses

🕔17:12, 9.Sep 2021

Geneva, Sep 9  The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for an extension of a global moratorium on Covid-19 booster doses, with an aim to enable every country to vaccinate at least 40 per cent of its population. “A month

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India rapidly creating Covid dedicated infrastructure: MoS Health

India rapidly creating Covid dedicated infrastructure: MoS Health

🕔06:43, 8.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 8 Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Bharati Pravin Pawar, said on Tuesday that with a decentralised but unified government approach, India is focused on rapidly creating Covid dedicated infrastructure and upskilling of the healthcare

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WHO urges joint efforts to prevent future Covid-like pandemic

WHO urges joint efforts to prevent future Covid-like pandemic

🕔11:53, 7.Sep 2021

Kathmandu, Sep 7 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called for countries to work together to ensure that another pandemic at the magnitude of the Covid-19 crisis should not occur again in the near future. “The pandemic’s

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Abu Dhabi has lifted quarantine measures starting September 5, 2021

Abu Dhabi has lifted quarantine measures starting September 5, 2021

🕔13:35, 5.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANSlife) Following the updated international entry guidelines recently announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee, the Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced Abu Dhabi is set to

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Turkey allows quarantine free access to fully vaccinated Indian passengers

Turkey allows quarantine free access to fully vaccinated Indian passengers

🕔21:12, 4.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 4  Turkey has declared that fully vaccinated travellers from India will no longer be subjected to mandatory 14-day quarantine rule, with effect from Saturday. According to the announcement, travel restrictions will be eased for fully vaccinated passengers

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WHO to monitor new Covid variant Mu for vax resistance

WHO to monitor new Covid variant Mu for vax resistance

🕔21:18, 1.Sep 2021

Geneva, Sep 1  The World Health Organisation (WHO) is monitoring the new Covid-19 strain — Mu — recently designated as a variant of interest (VOI) for vaccine resistance, the health body has said. Mu, also known as B.1.621, was first

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Vaccinate teachers, children to keep schools safe from Covid-19: WHO

Vaccinate teachers, children to keep schools safe from Covid-19: WHO

🕔07:15, 31.Aug 2021

Geneva, Aug 31  As millions of children return to school for the new academic session, vaccinating teachers and other school staff against Covid-19 disease can help make schools a safe place against the infectious disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO)

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UP first state to complete 7 Cr Covid tests

UP first state to complete 7 Cr Covid tests

🕔11:51, 20.Aug 2021

Lucknow, Aug 20  Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in the country to carry out more than seven crore Covid tests. A government spokesperson said that, “The testing protocol by the World Health Organisation for Uttar Pradesh is 32,000

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WHO identifies counterfeit versions of Covishield in India

WHO identifies counterfeit versions of Covishield in India

🕔20:18, 18.Aug 2021

New Delhi, Aug 18  The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it has identified counterfeit versions of India’s primary Covid vaccine, Covishield, BBC reported. The doses were seized by authorities in India and Africa between July and August, a WHO statement

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Bharat Biotech’s Rotavac 5D receives WHO prequalification

Bharat Biotech’s Rotavac 5D receives WHO prequalification

🕔19:57, 2.Aug 2021

Hyderabad, Aug 2  Bharat Biotech on Monday announced that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has awarded prequalification to its rotavirus vaccine, Rotavac 5D. The new variant of Rotavac is a unique rotavirus vaccine formulation that can be administered without a

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Delta variant likely to become dominant Covid strain globally

Delta variant likely to become dominant Covid strain globally

🕔14:26, 15.Jul 2021

Geneva, July 15  The Delta Covid-19 variant has so far been identified in 111 countries, territories or areas, and is on the way to becoming the dominant strain of the virus worldwide, causing an increase in new infections and deaths,

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Review process begins for WHO listing of Covaxin: Bharat Biotech

Review process begins for WHO listing of Covaxin: Bharat Biotech

🕔07:12, 13.Jul 2021

Hyderabad, July 13  Bharat Biotech on Monday said that it has submitted all documents to the World Health Organisation (WHO) for Emergency Use Listing (EUL) of its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin and the review process has commenced. Bharat Biotech Chairman and

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Covid Delta variant detected in 96 countries: WHO

Covid Delta variant detected in 96 countries: WHO

🕔12:10, 1.Jul 2021

Geneva, July 1  The Delta Covid-19 variant has now been detected in 96 countries, 11 more than last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest update. The Delta variant, also referred to as a “double mutant” because

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Time to act is now, says Harsh Vardhan at virtual WHO meeting

Time to act is now, says Harsh Vardhan at virtual WHO meeting

🕔21:33, 2.Jun 2021

New Delhi, June 2 Addressing the 149th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) executive board meeting on Wednesday, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that all must rise to the occasion to save the powerless and the voiceless, to see

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