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First Case Of Monkeypox Discovered In Israel

Israeli officials discovered the first case of monkeypox in a guy returning from overseas. Anyone returning from overseas with a fever and lesions should contact a doctor, as recommended by the Health Ministry. Other possible monkeypox cases are being investigated by medical personnel. The case in Israel is the first in the Middle East. Around 80 cases have been confirmed by the World Health Organization, with another 50 suspected cases.

Sun, 22 May 2022 - 09:05 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Monkeypox, Israel, Health Ministry, World Health Organisation, Middle East

Courtesy: India Today

Ukraine war hit city

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Ukraine Health Crisis Worsens; To Run Out Of Clean Water & Medicines

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is getting worse due to the horrifying attacks, which has given rise to a health crisis. COVID-19 testing in Ukraine has declined from February 24, according to Nature. With a shortage of clean drinking water, diarrhoea is likely to spread at a faster rate in Ukraine. People with AIDS are projected to not have over a month's supply of medicines.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 - 09:32 AM / by Rupsa Debnath

Tags: Ukraine, Ukraine Russia Crisis, World Health Organisation, Russia, Covid-19

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

World Health Organization Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan.

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WHO Top Scientist: India To Become World's Biggest Pharmacy

World Health Organization Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan has praised India for becoming the pharmacy of the world in the last 75 years. She enumerated India's four major successes that are eradication of polio, a few other vaccine-preventable diseases, the reduction of maternal and child mortality, and universal health coverage. However, she said, "The Covid-19 pandemic has also increased the poverty'll need to...take… read-more

Sun, 03 Oct 2021 - 02:46 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: India, Pharmacy, World Health Organisation, Scientist

Courtesy: NDTV

mYoga app.

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International Yoga Day 2021: PM Modi Launches mYoga App In Collaboration With WHO

On the eve of International Yoga Day, PM Narendra Modi launched the mYoga app along with the pre-loaded yoga videos & sessions. However, the application has been developed in collaboration with the World Health Organisation. The app developers claim that no data will be collected in any manner from the user's ends. Besides, the mYoga app is available for both the Android and IOS customers.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 - 08:26 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: International Yoga Day 2021, PM Narendra Modi, World Health Organisation, App

Courtesy: Gadgets Now

COVAX facility


US, India, China Consumed 60% Of Vaccines Distributed Globally: WHO

Senior advisor to the World Health Organisation, Bruce Aylward, stated that, US, India and China have consumed 60% of the two billion COVID-19 vaccines doses distributed globally. As per sources, only about 0.5% of doses have reached the low-income countries accounting for about 10% of the world's population. However, Aylward highlighted the significant role played by ‘COVAX’ – the global vaccine alliance, to help 127 countries start their… read-more

Sat, 05 Jun 2021 - 08:27 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: India, China, United States, Covid-19 Vaccine, World Health Organisation

Courtesy: NDTV


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Moderna With 94.1% Efficacy Gets Emergency Use Authorisation By WHO

Becoming the fifth vaccine in the list, Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has secured emergency use authorisation by the World Health Organisation. Approved in the US on December 18, 2020, the vaccine has 94.1% efficacy, as analysed by the WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts. The listing is an official process to make the vaccine available for all. Four other vaccines are Pfizer BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Serum Institute of India's Covishield, and… read-more

Sat, 01 May 2021 - 01:53 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Moderna, Covid-19, Covid Vaccine, World Health Organisation

Courtesy: NDTV

WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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WHO Says Rush To Hospital, Gatherings Worsening COVID Situation In India

The WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic said that less than 15% of COVID-19 infected people in India need admission to the hospital and even a few require oxygen support. Tarik said, one of the reasons for increasing COVID-19 cases in India is 'many people rush to the hospital, even though home-based care monitoring at home can be managed very safely’. He also suggested community-level centres to screen and advice home care.

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 - 08:50 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: COVID-19 outbreak, World Health Organisation, India, Hospitals

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Moderna Vaccine

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WHO Reviewing US' Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Listing

The WHO on April 26 said it is reviewing US’ Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use listing. Being reviewed at the Technical Advisory Group meeting, the WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier said the decision will be revealed within next four days. Vaccines developed by Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson have already received WHO’s approval. Notably, the vaccines are ready to be used once approved by the national regulatory… read-more

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 - 05:26 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Moderna, Coronavirus Vaccines, World Health Organisation, approval

Courtesy: The Economic Times

WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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WHO Chief Says Pandemic Is 'A Long Way From Over'; Not Enough COVID Vaccines

WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has predicted that pandemic is 'a long way from over' but can be controlled in coming months, following health protocols. Speaking with reporters at Geneva, Ghebreyesus highlighted last week's count, fourth-highest number of cases in a week. Moreover, addressing the medical incongruity causing deaths, he advised to maintain social distancing, hygiene, surveillance, contact tracing to break COVID chain as… read-more

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 - 06:13 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: World Health Organisation, COVID-19 outbreak, CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS, Covid -19, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Matthew Perry wearing his newly launched T-shirt

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Matthew Perry Launches 'Chandler Bing' T-Shirts To Support WHO Fund

Friends-famed Matthew Perry has announced the release of his limited edition T-shirt merchandise on December 4 to benefit the World Health Organisation's COVID-19 relief fund. On Instagram, Perry has shared a photo of himself wearing a white T-shirt featuring his iconic character Chandler Bing imprinted on it. Captioning the picture, the actor informed that the T-shirts would be available for two-weeks with all earnings being channelled to … read-more

Sat, 05 Dec 2020 - 04:19 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Hollywood, Matthew Perry, World Health Organisation, Covid-19

Courtesy: India TV