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Tokyo: As the Olympic Games 2020 kickstarted on Wednesday, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged people around the world not to forget our reality. more
Equitable distribution of vaccines, equipment only way out of pandemic: WHO chief

New York: Equitable distribution of equipment and medicines to fight COVID-19 is the only way out of the global crisis, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, in ...

WHO guidance on Artificial Intelligence to improve healthcare, mitigate risks worldwide

New York: Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds “enormous potential” for improving the health of millions around the world if ethics and human rights are at the heart of its desi ...

WHO concerned about transmissibility of Delta variant of coronavirus: Tedros

Moscow/Sputnik: The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the transmissibility of the Delta coronavirus variant, first identified in India and now present in 85 countries, WH ...

COVID-19 cases drop for seventh week, but deaths fall less slowly: WHO

New York: The number of new COVID-19 cases reported to the UN health agency has declined for seven weeks in a row, in what the top official there called on Monday “the longest seque ...

New WHO guidance aims to stamp out rights violations in mental health services

New York: New guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), published on Thursday, calls for providing mental health care that respects human rights and focuses on recovery.

WHO warns of ‘two-track pandemic’ as cases decline but vaccine inequity persists

New York: Even though COVID-19 cases and deaths have declined in recent weeks, the world is facing a “two-track pandemic”, the UN’s top health official said on Monday in ...

WHO validates China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Geneva: The World Health Organization on Tuesday validated the Sinovac-CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving countries, funders, procuring agencies and communities the assu ...

Greek letters to now indicate Covid variants, WHO publishes list of names

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has decided to use Greek letters to indicate variants that first appeared in a country in a bid to ease discussions and remove the stigma attached to t ...

COVID-19 infections approaching highest rates ever, WHO warns

New York: COVID-19 infections are approaching their highest rates since the pandemic began just over a year ago, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday.  ...