India’s historic 100-crore Covid-19 vaccination landmark has won global appreciation with wishes pouring in from WHO and neighbouring countries.
If a product submitted for assessment is found to meet the criteria for listing, the WHO will publish the results widely.
The World Health Organization says that the vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines — largely produced in the U.S., Europe and Asia — have gone to the world’s richest countries, while developing nations have had relatively little access to them.
WHO, WFMH stress on a greater understanding of mental health issues, bridging the rich-poor gap vis-à-vis accessing medical help for disorders in a pandemic-hit world
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called it 'a historic moment' after a meeting in which two of the UN health agency's expert advisory groups endorsed using the vaccine.
If no world recognition of the Taliban comes by Monday, Afghan Ambassador Ghulam Isaczai will give the address to the UN General Assembly.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday released its revised Air Quality Guidelines, the first update since 2005.
India last revised its air pollution standards in 2009, which have been more relaxed in comparison to WHO's prescribed guidelines and other Asian countries.
The revised guidelines recommend new air quality levels to protect the health of populations, by reducing levels of key air pollutants, some of which also contribute to climate change
The Indian Government discontinued vaccine exports under the 'Vaccine Maitri' programme when it was hit by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Science shows that malnutrition in early life, often manifested in form of stunting, is associated with adverse consequences in later life for morbidity and mortality, non-communicable diseases, learning capacity and productivity.
The dramatic contrast highlights the vast disparity around the world. In the developing world, supply is limited and uncertain.Just over 3 per cent of people across Africa have been fully vaccinated, and health officials and citizens often have little idea what will be available from one day to the next.
Mu - also known by its scientific name as B.1.621 - was first identified in Colombia in January 2021, and since then, there have been "sporadic reports" of cases and some larger outbreaks in South America and Europe
The assessment released on Tuesday says there were about 68,000 new deaths reported globally, with Europe and the Americas registering increases of about 10 per cent.
U.S. health officials on Wednesday announced plans to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to all Americans amid the surging delta variant and signs that vaccines' effectiveness is slipping.
Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi told reporters that 100 metric tonnes of oxygen would be imported from India next week and more orders would be placed depending on the need.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Andika Perkasa said the army will no longer subject women to invasive tests in which the inspectors used their fingers to assess whether the hymen was intact.
President Xi Jinping, who made the announcement, also promised to donate USD100 million to COVAX, the program that aims to distribute vaccines to low- and middle-income countries.
A police personnel during a mock-drill conducted by Delhi Police, to check anti-terror prepardeness at Sadar Bazar in New Delhi.PTI Photo /Vijay Verma
Newly elected President of Akhada Parishad Mahant Ravindra Puri with Akhada Parishad General Secretary Mahant Hari Giri and sadhus, performs the 'Ganga Pujan' ritual at Sangam, in Prayagraj.PTI Photo
Wrestlers in action during the state level wrestling tournament at Babura Village in Mirzapur.PTI Photo
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala with Jitendra Singh talks to media after meeting Election Commissioner, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Jitendra Singh comes out from Election Commission office, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
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With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates