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India has no case of Lambda COVID-19 variant so far, says report

Lambda, labelled by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a 'variant of interest', has not been reported in India so far. 

Jul 08, 2021, 07:52 AM IST

COVID-19: Delta variant now reported in 85 countries, likely to become dominant lineage, warns WHO

The COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update released on June 22 by the WHO said that globally, the variant Alpha has been reported in 170 countries, territories or areas, Beta in 119 countries, Gamma in 71 countries and Delta in 85 countries.

Jun 24, 2021, 13:04 PM IST

World Blood Donor Day 2021: History, Significance and Theme

World Blood Donor Day stresses on the important role that voluntary, unpaid blood donors make to national health systems.

Jun 14, 2021, 11:20 AM IST

China's 'massive cover-up' on COVID-19 continues, says WHO advisory board member

The Chinese deception involves "destroying samples, hiding records, placing a universal gag order on Chinese scientists and imprisoning Chinese citizen, journalists asking the most basic questions," said Jamie Metzl, the WHO official.

Jun 09, 2021, 14:54 PM IST

World Tobacco Day: WHO honours Dr Harsh Vardhan for his efforts in tobacco control

Every year, WHO recognises individuals or organisations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control

May 31, 2021, 17:36 PM IST

At least 115,000 health workers have died from COVID-19: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

At the opening of the World Health Organization's main annual assembly, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hailed the sacrifices made by health workers around the world to battle the pandemic.

May 24, 2021, 17:26 PM IST

Govt asks social media platforms to remove content mentioning 'Indian variant' of COVID-19

A notice issued in this regard by the IT ministry states that a "false statement" is being circulated online that implies that an 'Indian variant' of coronavirus is spreading across the countries. The IT ministry said the matter has already been clarified by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on May 12, 2021, through a press statement.

May 23, 2021, 15:10 PM IST

Indian COVID strain 'variant of concern' but not vaccine resistant: WHO

The B.1.617 virus variant that was first identified in India had been classified as a variant of interest by the WHO. India, which is suffering from one of the worst COVID outbreaks in the world, reported 3.70 lakh fresh infections of coronavirus in a day.

May 10, 2021, 23:32 PM IST

World Health Day 2021: History, Significance and Theme

More than 1 billion people living in informal settlements or slums are facing increased challenges in preventing infection and transmission of the coronavirus, says WHO.

Apr 07, 2021, 10:42 AM IST

Over 25 world leaders call for pandemic treaty, aim to prepare for new pandemic in future: WHO chief

The new treaty will charter an all-of-government and all-of-society approach, strengthening national, regional and global capacities and resilience to future pandemics.

Apr 02, 2021, 11:32 AM IST

COVID-19: WHO urges the world to keep using AstraZeneca vaccine

"We urge countries to continue using this important COVID-19 vaccine," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference in Geneva.

Mar 20, 2021, 12:22 PM IST

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

WHO gives AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine emergency approval

The World Health Organization(WHO) has given emergency use approval to AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine on Monday (February15) and allowed distribution to the world's poorest countries. WHO in its statement said that it had approved the usage of AstraZeneca-SKBio (Republic of Korea) and the Serum Institute of India vaccines.

Feb 15, 2021, 23:19 PM 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

The catastrophe of the century and China’s grand cover-up of COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 virus first appeared in the Wuhan province of China in late December 2019. Throughout 2020, and even now, China has justifiably been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism from across the globe due to its inadequate handling of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak as well as misinformation during the initial stage of the outbreak. 

Jan 21, 2021, 21:39 PM 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

Cross-border terrorism from Pakistan, reforms at WHO top focus of India at SCO meet

At the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meet, India has strongly raised the issue of cross border terrorism from Pakistan.

Nov 30, 2020, 15:43 PM IST

Air pollution shortened average Indian life expectancy by 5.2 years: Report

The World Health Organisation guideline stipulates that PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter) not exceed 10 micron per cubic metre and that PM10 (particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter) not exceed 20 micron per cubic metre.

Jul 28, 2020, 19:55 PM IST

Tuberculosis vaccine may help in reducing COVID-19 deaths: Study

According to the study, the places where death rates were lower varied in terms of age distribution, incomes, and health care access, but they all had one thing in common: a TB vaccination programme.

Jul 10, 2020, 13:11 PM IST

Harsh Vardhan takes charge as WHO Executive Board chairman, calls for shared response to fight COVID-19

Vardhan was elected as the Chair of the Executive Board of World Health Organization for the year 2020-21 during the 147th session of the board in a meeting that was held virtually. 

May 23, 2020, 01:14 AM IST