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World Sight Day: WHO stresses on quality, affordable eye health care
World Sight Day: WHO stresses on quality, affordable eye health care

The number of people with presbyopia -- loss of near-distance focus -- is projected to increase from 1.8 billion in 2015 to 2.1 billion by 2030, she said on the occasion.

  • Friday, 14 October 2022
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WHO cough syrup alert: Drug inspectors to conduct surprise checks in UP

Drug inspectors in Uttar Pradesh will carry out surprise checks from Friday to seize any pack of the four cough syrups for which the WHO has sounded an alert.

  • Friday, 07 October 2022
WHO
Indian Medicine Samples sent for testing: Health Ministry on WHO alert on India-made cough syrup

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has sent the samples of the same batch of the four Maiden Pharmaceuticals Ltd-manufactured medicines, on which the WHO issued alert, for testing and further course of action will be decided after the results are received, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

  • Thursday, 06 October 2022
WHO
WHO alert for four Indian cold and cough syrups as 66 children die in Gambia

WHO has recommended all countries detect and remove these products from circulation to prevent further harm to patients.

  • Thursday, 06 October 2022
World Environmental Health Day 2022: Significance, theme and its pledge
World Environmental Health Day 2022: Significance, theme and its pledge

WHO data says that every year around a quarter of global burden of diseases is directly linked to the environmental causes.

  • Monday, 26 September 2022
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WHO warns against Covid complacency, urges for life-saving action

"(Covid-19) pandemic is not over, but the end is in sight ... Being able to see the end does not mean we are at the end," WHO chief.

  • Friday, 23 September 2022
WHO warns future waves of Covid-19 infection as deaths drop
WHO warns future waves of Covid-19 infection as deaths drop

Tedros likened the pandemic response to a marathon race.

  • Thursday, 15 September 2022
Global COVID-19 Updates
Global Covid cases surpass 600 mn: WHO

Omicron remains the dominant variant, with the BA.5 sub-variant representing more than 90% of sequences shared with the WHO.

  • Friday, 02 September 2022
Monkeypox
Newly reported monkeypox cases dip worldwide: WHO

In total, some 41600 infections and 12 deaths have been reported to the WHO from 96 countries since the beginning of the year.

  • Friday, 26 August 2022
Monkeypox
Pets must be isolated from people infected with monkeypox: WHO

Earlier a monkeypox outbreak in the US was linked to prairie pet dogs, but no human to animal transmission was reported.

  • Wednesday, 17 August 2022
WHO Chief
Overlapping crises accelerating health inequality: WHO

In almost every country, the gap between rich and poor is getting wider and the global cost of living crisis is driving more people into poverty, Tedros said.

  • Tuesday, 02 August 2022
Delhi records second monkeypox case, nationwide tally reaches 6
Delhi records second monkeypox case, nationwide tally reaches 6

The foreign national was admitted two days ago to the LNJP hospital which has been designated by the government as the nodal hospital for treatment of the infection.

  • Tuesday, 02 August 2022
Monkeypox
Monkeypox likely to cause more deaths: WHO

At the time, five monkeypox-related deaths were reported from Africa.

  • Monday, 01 August 2022
Monkeypox alert: Odisha govt high level meeting today
Monkeypox alert: Odisha govt high level meeting today

In order to deal with the situation, Odisha government has already decided to keep a tab on foreign returnees as part of its measures to contain its spread. 

  • Saturday, 30 July 2022
Monkeypox vaccination: Here's what WHO says
Monkeypox vaccination: Here's what WHO says

The WHO has issued several advisory for people to reduce the transmission of the virus from suggesting gay men at risk to reduce sexual partners to people with symptoms to adopt social distancing. Small children, pregnant women are also are greater risk due to the disease.

  • Saturday, 30 July 2022
Cuttack's SCB medical college made nodal centre for monkeypox management in Odisha
SCB medical college made nodal hub for monkeypox management in Odisha

Currently, the premier health institute is prepared with a separate isolation ward and four ICU beds for the virus.

  • Friday, 29 July 2022
Monkeypox: Limit sexual partners to reduce exposure risk, says WHO
Monkeypox: Limit sexual partners to reduce exposure risk, says WHO

While mass vaccination is not recommended at this time, the WHO recommends vaccine for those exposed to someone with monkeypox and those at high risk of exposure including health workers and lab workers as well as those with multiple sexual partners.

  • Thursday, 28 July 2022
Monkeypox
WHO says monkeypox outbreak can be contained

At a press briefing in Geneva, Lewis said that "right strategies in the right groups" are key to contain the outbreak.

  • Wednesday, 27 July 2022
Monkeypox
Monkeypox may not be limited to gay, bisexual men, can spread to others: WHO

More severe cases could become apparent if the virus spreads to more immunologically vulnerable groups like young children, pregnant women and the immunocompromised, Smallwood was quoted as saying.

  • Tuesday, 26 July 2022
Peru faces 'community transmission' of monkeypox: Top health official
Peru faces 'community transmission' of monkeypox: Top health official

The nation has set up specialised sites to identify cases and a laboratory where test results are available within 24 hours, he said.

  • Tuesday, 26 July 2022
Suspected case of monkeypox in UP
Suspected case of monkeypox in UP

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Archana Srivastava sent Dr Sarfaraz from the district hospital to Bidhuna to collect the samples.

  • Tuesday, 26 July 2022
Monkeypox
Monkeypox: Centre holds high-level meeting as India's tally climbs

A resident of West Delhi, the patient was isolated at the Hospital around three days ago after he showed symptoms of the disease.

  • Sunday, 24 July 2022
Monkeypox
Strengthen surveillance, public health measures for monkeypox: WHO

Though the risk of monkeypox globally and in the Region is moderate, the potential of its further international spread is real.

  • Sunday, 24 July 2022
Health Ministry raises alarm on monkeypox, issues guidelines
World Health Organisation declares monkeypox global public health emergency

More than 16,000 cases have now been reported from 75 countries and there had been five deaths so far as a result of the outbreak.

  • Saturday, 23 July 2022
Global monkeypox cases surge to 14,000, 5 deaths reported in Africa: WHO chief
Global monkeypox cases surge to 14,000, 5 deaths reported in Africa: WHO chief

In addition, five deaths have also been reported from Africa, he wrote on Twitter, adding that the global health agency is increasing efforts to curb the spread of the infectious disease.

  • Thursday, 21 July 2022
WHO Chief Scientist
Covid deaths rising again, be prepared for waves, warns WHO Chief Scientist

According to Swaminathan, all new Covid variants in the future will be more transmissible and capable of evading immunity that can result in increased illness and hospitalisations.

  • Friday, 15 July 2022
Hepatitis outbreak: WHO sounds alarm after reporting over 1000 cases
Hepatitis outbreak: WHO sounds alarm after reporting over 1000 cases

The virus is one of several types of hepatitis viruses that cause inflammation and affect your liver's ability to function. 

  • Thursday, 14 July 2022
Covid-19 pandemic 'nowhere near over': WHO
Covid-19 pandemic 'nowhere near over': WHO

According to executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, the recent increase in the number of newly reported Covid-19 cases has been largely driven by Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, and by the lifting of public health and social measures.

  • Wednesday, 13 July 2022
New COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BA.2.75 detected in countries like India: WHO
New COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BA.2.75 detected in countries like India: WHO

On COVID-19, globally reported cases have increased nearly 30 per cent over the past two weeks. Four out of six of the WHO sub-regions saw cases increase in the last week, Ghebreyesus said at a press briefing Wednesday.

  • Thursday, 07 July 2022
Monkeypox
Monkeypox an evolving threat, not a global health emergency: WHO

The highest level of warning by the UN health agency currently applies only to the Covid-19 pandemic and polio.

  • Sunday, 26 June 2022
WHO's Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
WHO considers renaming monkeypox virus to tackle stigma, racism

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will make announcements about the new names as soon as possible.

  • Wednesday, 15 June 2022
WHO may declare monkeypox a global health emergency
WHO may declare monkeypox a global health emergency

The highest level of warning by the global health body currently applies only to the Covid-19 pandemic, polio and Ebola.

  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022
WHO award for PGI Chandigarh centre for tobacco control
WHO award for PGI Chandigarh centre for tobacco control

Besides being a resource hub, the centre has achieved heights in capacity building by organising more than 50 workshops and webinars for around 3,500 program managers and academicians.

  • Thursday, 09 June 2022
New Omicron subvariants on the rise in the US
New Omicron subvariants on the rise in the US

BA.4 made up 5.4 per cent of the new cases, while BA.5 made up 7.6 per cent, according to CDC estimates.

  • Wednesday, 08 June 2022
Monkeypox
US CDC expects global monkeypox cases to be over 700

Further, similar to cases seen in other countries, even in the US there does appear to be a higher risk for gay and bisexual men.

  • Sunday, 05 June 2022
Monkeypox
Tamil Nadu to isolate int'l travellers with monkeypox symptoms

While India has not reported any monkeypox cases as of now, countries like the US, Australia, Canada, and Europe have reported the virus.

  • Friday, 03 June 2022
Monkeypox
Monkeypox cases rise to over 550, infections spreading undetected: WHO

Anyone can be infected with monkeypox if they have close physical contact with someone else who is infected.

  • Thursday, 02 June 2022
33 countries report 650 cases of mysterious hepatitis in kids: WHO
WHO warns of further transmission of monkeypox over summer

The WHO European office is concerned that the recent lifting of pandemic restrictions on international travel and events could act as a catalyst for rapid transmission.

  • Wednesday, 01 June 2022
33 countries report 650 cases of mysterious hepatitis in kids: WHO
33 countries report 650 cases of mysterious hepatitis in kids: WHO

The reason, however, has remained "unknown and under investigation", the WHO said in a statement.

  • Monday, 30 May 2022
Monkeypox
Monkeypox spreads to more than 20 countries: WHO

Monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted disease. The virus can spread through any kind of sustained skin-to-skin contact with an infected person who has a lesion.

  • Friday, 27 May 2022
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