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Need to focus on expanding primary vax coverage before boosters: WHO’s Swaminathan

Need to focus on expanding primary vax coverage before boosters: WHO’s Swaminathan

🕔05:20, 16.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) There is a global need to focus on expanding primary Covid vaccination coverage before booster doses, World Health Organisation (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Friday. “There is more than enough evidence now to show

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WHO defines post-Covid situation to ensure better treatment

WHO defines post-Covid situation to ensure better treatment

🕔13:39, 8.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a ‘clinical case definition’ of post-Covid situation to ensure better treatment and care for affected person. People with post-Covid conditions can experience lingering symptoms for months after recovery, said

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WHO launches first global roadmap to eliminate meningitis by 2030

WHO launches first global roadmap to eliminate meningitis by 2030

🕔08:20, 29.Sep 2021

Geneva, Sep 29  The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday launched the first-ever global strategy to defeat meningitis — a debilitating disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people each year. The Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030, launched

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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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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 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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‘Early stages’ of Covid’s third wave, warns WHO chief

‘Early stages’ of Covid’s third wave, warns WHO chief

🕔19:16, 15.Jul 2021

Geneva, July 15 (IANS) The world is now in the early stages of a third wave, amid rising cases of Covid’s Delta variant, World Health Organisation Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said. The spread of the Delta variant, along with

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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-19 infection is transmitted via air, says US CDC

Covid-19 infection is transmitted via air, says US CDC

🕔15:28, 9.May 2021

Washington, May 9 (IANS) Exposure to respiratory fluids — very fine respiratory droplets and aerosol particles — present in air and which carry viruses are the main reason for contracting Covid-19 infection, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Confusion, complacency driving Covid pandemic : WHO

Confusion, complacency driving Covid pandemic : WHO

🕔13:17, 13.Apr 2021

Geneva, April 13 Confused and complacent behaviour among people is pushing the coronavirus pandemic to an exponential rise worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Adding to these behaviours is “inconsistency in public health measuresa, the Guardian quoted the WHO’s

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WHO suggests 21-28 day gap between 2 Pfizer doses

WHO suggests 21-28 day gap between 2 Pfizer doses

🕔07:25, 6.Jan 2021

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 within a period of 21-28 days. Alejandro Cravioto, chairman of WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on

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WHO to unveil strategy against cervical cancer, India on board

WHO to unveil strategy against cervical cancer, India on board

🕔07:00, 17.Nov 2020

New Delhi, Nov 17  The World Health Organisation is set to launch a global strategy to eliminate the menace of cervical cancer, which is the second most common cancer in the Indian female population. “On November 17, following the close

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WHO chief self-quarantines after Covid-19 contact

WHO chief self-quarantines after Covid-19 contact

🕔11:34, 2.Nov 2020

Geneva, Nov 2 (IANS) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced that he was self-quarantining after he was “identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19”. Taking to Twitter on Monday morning, he

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No guarantee any Covid vaccine in development will work: WHO Chief

No guarantee any Covid vaccine in development will work: WHO Chief

🕔07:02, 24.Sep 2020

Geneva, Sep 24  World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the top health organisation has no guarantee whether any single Covid-19 vaccine now in development will work. While addressing a virtual press conference, the WHO chief

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