Tag: World Health Organization

WHO Advises Additional COVID-19 Vaccine For Immunocompromised People

Currently some 3.5 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered (File) Geneva: The World Health Organization on Monday recommended that immunocompromised people be given an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine, due to their higher risk of breakthrough infections after standard immunisation. The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunisation said the additional dose should […]

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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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WHO experts back using malaria vaccine on African children – Times of India

NAIROBI/DAKAR: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday the only approved vaccine against malaria should be widely used on African children, potentially a major advance against a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people annually. The recommendation is for RTS,S, or Mosquirix, a vaccine developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline. It was jointly announced […]

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WHO ने जारी की टॉप-10 देशों की लिस्ट, यहां हेल्थ केयर सिस्टम है सबसे Best, देखें पूरी लिस्ट

Top 10 Countries with Best Health Care System: कोरोना महामारी शुरू होने के बाद सबसे ज्यादा ध्यान दुनिया की सभी सरकारों ने अपने देश की स्वास्थ्य व्यवस्था को दुरुस्त करने में दिया है. लेकिन, फिर भी महामारी के इस दौर में स्वास्थ्य सुविधाएं सभी को मदद पहुंचाने में न काफी साबित हुई है. हर देश […]

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WHO says air pollution kills 7 million a year, toughens guidelines

The World Health Organization strengthened its air quality guidelines on Wednesday, saying air pollution was now one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, causing seven million premature deaths a year. Urgent action is needed to reduce exposure to air pollution, said the UN body, ranking its burden of disease on a par with […]

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WHO issued new air-quality guidelines, aim to curb deaths due to fossil fuels

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday issued its first air quality guidelines since 2005 aimed at reducing deaths from key pollutants that cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The United Nations agency, in advice to its 194 member states, slashed the recommended maximum levels for several pollutants, including particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, both of […]

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What is the Mu variant of Covid-19? – ET HealthWorld

The World Health Organization (WHO) is monitoring a new coronavirus variant known as ‘Mu’. Mu, scientifically known as lineage B.1.621, has been classified as a “variant of interest“, the global health body said Tuesday in its weekly pandemic bulletin. Here’s what we know about the said variant: Mu variant was first identified in Colombia in […]

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WHO opens air bridge to Afghanistan with medical supplies – ET HealthWorld

GENEVA – A plane carrying World Health Organization medicines and health supplies landed in Afghanistan on Monday, the UN health agency said, the first shipment to get in since the country came under the control of the Taliban. “After days of non-stop work to find a solution, I am very pleased to say that we […]

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Researchers find combination therapy cuts risk of heart attacks, strokes in half – ET HealthWorld

Ottawa: A combination therapy of aspirin, statins and at least two blood pressure medications given in fixed doses can slash the risk of fatal cardiovascular disease (CVD) by more than half, according to an international study led by Hamilton researchers. The study was published by the journal The Lancet and concurrently presented at the European […]

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Afghanistan to run out of medical supplies soon, says WHO – ET HealthWorld

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that war-ravaged Afghanistan has only a few days of medical supplies left to meet the health needs of millions of people in the country, according to a media report. The WHO said that health kits containing essential supplies, medicine for hospitals, nutritional food for acutely malnourished children and […]

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