Tag: WHO

India seeks vaccine loans from ADB, AIIB

Plan is to procure 667 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. The Government of India has applied for loans from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to procure as many as 667 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. The Manila-based ADB, in which the U.S. and Japan are the biggest shareholders, […]

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Covid 19 third wave? Europe sees sharp increase in infection cases and deaths

Geneva: Europe stood out as the only major region worldwide to report an increase in both coronavirus cases and deaths over the last week, with double-digit percentage increases in each, the United Nations’ health agency said on Wednesday. The World Health Organisation said that cases in its 53-country European region, which stretches as far east […]

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WHO seeks ‘additional clarifications’ from Bharat Biotech for Covaxin’s emergency use approval

Geneva: The World Health Organisation’s technical advisory group on Tuesday sought “additional clarifications” from Bharat Biotech for its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin to conduct a final ‘risk-benefit assessment’ for Emergency Use Listing of the vaccine. The technical advisory group will now meet on November 3 for a final assessment. Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, which has developed Covaxin, […]

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When will COVID-19 pandemic end? Here’s what the WHO chief says

New Delhi: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday (October 24, 2021) said that the COVID-19 pandemic ‘will end when the world chooses to end it’. During his address at the World Health Summit in Berlin, the WHO Chief said that ‘When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?’ is one of the questions he […]

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India reiterates demand for finding origin of COVID-19

India is part of the WHO’s group of experts formed to carry forward studies on the contentious issue over coronavirus that was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan India on Thursday again pitched for finding the origins of COVID-19, a day after the World Health Organisation set up a group of experts to […]

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COVID-19: US to accept WHO-approved vaccines for international visitors

WASHINGTON: The United States will accept the use by international visitors of COVID-19 vaccines authorized by U.S. regulators or the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said late on Friday. On September 20, the White House had announced the United States in November would lift travel restrictions on air travelers from […]

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WHO ‘deeply concerned’ as approved COVID vaccines aren’t being recognised by all nations

The World Health Organisation is “deeply concerned” that COVID-19 vaccines that have proven to be effective and have been approved by the global health body for emergency use are not being recognised in all countries, an official said on Thursday (October 7). Addressing a press briefing, Dr Bruce Aylward, Senior Advisor to WHO Director General […]

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मलेरिया के खिलाफ बड़ी उपलब्धि, WHO ने दी वैक्सीन को मंजूरी

Malaria Vaccine: मलेरिया जो हर साल लाखों लोगों की जान ले लेता है उसको लेकर एक राहत भरी खबर है. बुधवार को विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन ने मलेरिया की वैक्सीन को मंजूरी दे दी है. इस वैक्सीन का इस्तेमाल अफ्रीकी देशों में उन बच्चों पर किया जाएगा, जिन्हें इस बीमारी का ज्यादा खतरा है. इस वैक्सीन […]

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मलेरिया के खिलाफ दुनिया की पहली वैक्सीन को हरी झंडी

हर साल मलेरिया की वजह से 4 लाख लोगों की जान चली जाती है, उनमें ज्यादातर बच्चे होते हैं. पिछले कुछ दशकों में बीमारी के खिलाफ महत्वपूर्ण प्रगति हुई है यानी मौत की दर 2000 से करीब आधे में हो गई लेकिन अभी भी लंबी दूरी बाकी है. मलेरिया के खिलाफ टीकाकरण वैज्ञानिकों के लिए […]

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