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WHO thanks India for resuming export of COVID-19 vaccines

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has praised India for its move to resume COVID-19 vaccine exports at a time when there is an acute shortage of vaccines, especially in lower-income countries. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus thanked India for resuming the export of COVID-19 vaccines in order to fulfil its commitment towards COVAX. “Thank you...

Indian origin health expert Anil Soni appointed as CEO of WHO Foundation

An Indian origin health expert Anil Soni has been appointed by the WHO Foundation as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Anil Soni will assume his charge from January 1. Notably, the Foundation, an independent grant-making agency headquartered in Geneva, was launched in May 2020 to work alongside the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the...

Hope for a vaccine against COVID-19 by year-end: WHO

At a time when the coronavirus pandemic has engulfed the entire world with thousands of people dying every day, a vaccine seems to be the only hope. However, there is still no clarity on when a safe vaccine will be available, with various vaccine manufacturers working on different deadlines. In such a situation, a ray...

Coronavirus pandemic is not even close to being over: WHO

The COVID-19 pandemic is not even close to being over, World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday. Tedros noted that six months after China first alerted the WHO to a novel respiratory infection, the grim milestones of 10 million confirmed infections and 500,000 deaths had been reached. “Most people remain susceptible, the...

Make no mistake, COVID-19 will be with us for long: WHO

Sending out a warning signal, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday said that the novel coronavirus will stalk the planet for a long time to come as most nations are still in the early stages of tackling the pandemic. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said some countries might have thought that the new coronavirus...

Death Toll from Corona Virus in China Crossed 1000, WHO Team Took Command

The terror of deadly corona virus in China is not taking the name of ending and the number of people dying from it as it is increasing day by day. The death toll in China due to the novel corona virus epidemic rose to 1,000, while so far a total of 42,708 cases have been...