PM Narendra Modi thanks WHO chief, says 'we are all together in the fight against this pandemic'

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, PM Modi said that "we are all together in the fight against this pandemic", adding that India is committed to sharing resources, experiences, and knowledge for global good. "Thank you Dr Tedros. We are all together in the fight against this pandemic. India is committed to sharing resources, experiences, and knowledge for global good," tweeted PM Modi.

Feb 26, 2021, 22:15 PM IST

Know how milk adulteration business is growing in India?

The milk Adulteration business is growing in India, 2 lakh villages are in India is in the dairy industry. India is the largest exporter of milk but there is a huge gap between the production and consumption of Milk in India. And it is estimated that to fulfil this demand Adulteration business is flourishing in the country. WHO has also warned India that if this fake milk business is not stopped, then by 2025, 87% of people may be vulnerable to cancer.

Feb 20, 2021, 21:06 PM IST

WHO hails India's COVID-19 vaccine efforts, says 'should be very, very proud'

WHO has praised India and its efforts to generate enough COVID-19 vaccine to share with the world saying that the country managed to inoculate nearly six million in 22 days which showd the government's diligence, discipline and vigour into their response to the campaign.

Feb 12, 2021, 07:07 AM IST

WHO expert group recommends use of AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19

The advice is used by health care officials worldwide but doesn't amount to a WHO green light for the UN and its partners to ship the vaccine. That approval could come after separate WHO group meetings on Friday and Monday to assess whether an emergency-use listing for the AstraZeneca vaccine is warranted.

Feb 11, 2021, 01:08 AM IST

COVID-19: WHO team dismisses 'lab leak' theory of coronavirus origin in China

The WHO team visiting China to probe the origins of COVID-19 in Wuhan dismissed the `lab leak` theory of the coronavirus origin from the Chinese city. The lead expert said that the judgment was based on "long, frank, open discussions with researchers and management" at institutions including the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).

Feb 10, 2021, 06:36 AM IST

Recent Wuhan investigation uncovered new information but..., says WHO on COVID-19 outbreak: Reports

Members of a WHO-led team have been looking for clues about the origins of COVID-19 for nearly a month of meetings and site visits in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the disease was first identified. The briefing was originally scheduled for 3.30 pm local time (0730 GMT) on Tuesday afternoon but was then delayed until 5.00 pm (0900 GMT).

Feb 09, 2021, 16:58 PM IST

WHO-led COVID-19 probe team in China visits animal health facility

The trip was going ‘really well, excellent’, one of its members, Peter Daszak, president of the EcoHealth Alliance, told news agency Reuters on Tuesday, responding to a query just before entering the animal health centre. Last week, after meeting with Chinese scientists earlier in the day, the team went to the Hubei Provincial Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine. 

Feb 02, 2021, 08:32 AM IST

Climate activist Greta Thunberg, Russia's Alexei Navalny, WHO among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

According to a Reuters survey of Norwegian lawmakers, nominees include climate campaigner Greta Thunberg, Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, the WHO and its COVAX programme to secure fair access to COVID-19 vaccines for poor countries. Norwegian lawmakers have nominated the eventual laureate every year since 2014, with the exception of 2019.

Jan 31, 2021, 17:03 PM IST

Covid-19 cases will touch 100 million mark worldwide this week, says WHO chief

The number of Covid-19 cases worldwide is expected to reach 100 million within this week, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said. He also quoted two latest reports to show that without equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines, the world would have to face not only a catastrophic moral failure but also an economic failure.

Jan 26, 2021, 08:28 AM IST

China, WHO acted 'too slowly to contain COVID-19', says independent panel

An independent panel has slammed China and the World Health Organisation (WHO) for "early shortcomings" in the initial response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jan 19, 2021, 10:23 AM IST

World is on brink of catastrophic moral failure: WHO chief warns against uneven COVID-19 vaccine distribution

He said over 39 million vaccine doses had been given in 49 richer states - but one poor nation had only 25 doses. Meanwhile, both the WHO and China were criticised for their Covid response.

Jan 19, 2021, 06:52 AM IST

India raises with WHO inaccurate depiction of nation's map; calls for immediate removal

The matter of the inaccurate depiction of Indian map was raised by Indian envoy to United Nations in Geneva with WHO's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Jan 14, 2021, 16:08 PM IST

10-member WHO team arrives in China to probe origins of COVID-19 pandemic

In May last year, the World Health Assembly (WHA) -- the governing body of the 194-member states of the WHO -- approved a resolution to set up an independent inquiry to conduct an "impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation" of the international response as well as that of the WHO.

Jan 14, 2021, 12:02 PM IST

Team probing COVID-19 origins to visit China on January 14, WHO welcomes move

"We look forward to working closely with our Chinese counterparts on this critical mission to identify the virus source," said WHO.

Jan 11, 2021, 18:02 PM IST

UK's mutated coronavirus variant detected in 41 countries: WHO

The 'UK' coronavirus variant had been detected in 41 countries/territories, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement.

Jan 06, 2021, 11:37 AM IST

Time magazine appreciates UP CM Yogi Adityanath government's work

Time magazine has praised Yogi Adityanath government's work on corona control. Earlier, the WHO praised the Yogi government.

Jan 06, 2021, 09:00 AM IST

DNA: India is being praised worldwide on the Corona vaccine

Politics is happening in our country on indigenous corona vaccine, while we are being praised all over the world. India has also been praised by Bill Gates and WHO.

Jan 05, 2021, 22:46 PM IST

Decision will help strengthen fight against coronavirus: WHO welcomes India's COVID-19 vaccine approval

It said, "WHO welcomes the first emergency use authorization given to COVID-19 vaccine in the WHO South-East Asia Region."

Jan 03, 2021, 19:09 PM IST

WHO welcomes India's Coronavirus vaccine

World Health Organisation (WHO) has welcomed India's Coronavirus vaccine and said that India's role in Southeast Asia will increase.

Jan 03, 2021, 14:28 PM IST

WHO's big gift on New Year, makes key announcement on Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine

Every country that has a drug regulatory agency will have to issue its own approval for any COVID-19 vaccine, but countries with weak systems usually rely on WHO to vet the shots.

Jan 01, 2021, 07:37 AM IST