Tag: World Health Organization

WHO chief asks China to cooperate with probe into origins of Covid-19 – ET HealthWorld

Washington DC: World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Ghebreyesus has called on China to cooperate with the ongoing investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 amid renewed call to further probe the virus. Dr Tedros made these remarks after taking part in the Group of Seven (G7) summit by video conference on Saturday, The Wall […]

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UK hails G7 declaration on preventing future pandemics – ET HealthWorld

Carbis Bay : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, speaks as President Joe Biden listens during the G-7 summit at the Carbis Bay Hotel in Carbis Bay, St. Ives, Cornwall, England. AP/PTI Carbis Bay: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday acclaimed a “historic” action plan by G7 nations to prevent future pandemics, after Covid-19 […]

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WHO says 47 African countries could miss vax target – ET HealthWorld

Nairobi: Nine out of ten African countries could miss the target of vaccinating 10 per cent of their population against Covid-19 by September, dimming hopes of containing the pandemic in the continent, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursday. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa, said that nearly 90 per cent or […]

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Chile approves J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use – ET HealthWorld

Chile‘s Institute of Public Health said on Thursday that it had approved the emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine developed by Belgian laboratory Janssen for U.S. pharmaceutical Johnson & Johnson. The single-dose vaccines will arrive through the global COVAX mechanism, which distributes vaccines to low and middle-income countries and is supported by the World Health Organization […]

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EU foregoes 100 million J&J vaccines, considers donating other doses: sources – ET HealthWorld

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) By Francesco Guarascio and Elvira Pollina BRUSSELS – The European Union decided not to take up an option to buy 100 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine and is considering donating another 100 million optional shots, if ordered, European officials said. The discussions show a drop in confidence […]

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DBT-NII receives trademark for India’s first indigenous tumour antigen SPAG9 – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The SPAG9 antigen developed by the National Institute of Immunology (NII) has received the ASPAGNIITM trademark, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) said on Friday. India’s first indigenous tumour antigen SPAG9 was discovered in 1998 by Dr Anil Suri who heads the Cancer Research Programme at the NII, a DBT institute. “Currently, ASPAGNIITM is […]

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WHO rules out new ‘hybrid’ Covid variant in Vietnam: Nikkei – ET HealthWorld

A coronavirus variant which Vietnam authorities thought was a combination of the Indian and U.K. strains is not a new hybrid but part of the existing Indian strain, the World Health Organization‘s (WHO) representative in Vietnam told Nikkei. “There is no new hybrid variant in Vietnam at this moment based on WHO definition,” Kidong Park […]

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Dr Harsh Vardhan completes tenure as WHO Executive Board Chairperson – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday successfully completed his tenure as the Chairperson of Executive Board of World Health Organization. On the last day of his tenure serving as the Chairperson, Executive Board, WHO, he addressed the 149th Session Of the WHO Executive Board Meeting from Nirman […]

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Covid-19 variants to be labelled as Greek letters – ET HealthWorld

Geneva, Jun 1 (AP) The World Health Organization is announcing a new nomenclature for the COVID-19 variants that were previously – and somewhat uncomfortably – known either by their technical letter-number codes or by the countries in which they first appeared. Hoping to strike a fair and more comprehensible balance, WHO said it will now […]

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COVID-19 variants get new names, B.1.617.2 first found in India to be labelled as ‘Delta’

New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday (May 31, 2021) announced to give new names to various COVID-19 variants and labelled B.1.617.2, first found in India, as ‘Delta’.  The United Nations agency said that it will now refer to the most worrisome variants known as ‘variants of concern’ by letters in the Greek […]

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