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Geneva/JEN: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday declared the recently-detected B.1.1.529 strain of COVID-19 as a variant of concern and named it as Omicron. more
WHO says new 2mln COVID cases in Europe last week marked highest weekly rise since 2020

Washington, Nov 12 (UNI/Sputnik) The nearly 2 million cases of the coronavirus reported last week in Europe marked the highest increment in a single week in the region since the pandemic ...

Tedros calls for new high-level working group to get 40% vaccinated by year’s end

New York: With just seven weeks to go before the end of the year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is asking Member States to immediately establish a high-level working group, to reach ...

COVID-19: Indian Prime Minister Modi announces door-to-door vaccination drive

Delhi (JEN): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said coronavirus vaccines should now be taken to the doorsteps of the people, and there should be an equal focus on the secon ...

Step up, urges WHO as figures reveal 1 in 4 adults don’t exercise enough

New York: Up to five million premature deaths a year could be prevented if the global population was more active, but many people live in areas with little or no access to spaces where th ...

WHO establishes new scientific group to study COVID origins, prevent future pandemics

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday launched an expert group that will examine the origins of new pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID ...

COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to decline: WHO

New Delhi: The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths has continued to decline globally, with  3.1 million new cases and just over 54,000 new deaths, reported over the last week, accord ...

Only 1 in 10 people who need palliative care, receive it: WHO

New York: Only one in 10 people who need palliative care are receiving it, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). 

WHO backs Regeneron COVID-19 drug cocktail - with equal access, price cut

New York: The Regeneron antibody drug cocktail – casirivimab and imdevimab – has been added to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) list of treatments for COVID-19 pati ...

Improve support for rising numbers living with dementia, urges WHO

New York: More than 55 million people globally are living with dementia, and that number continues to grow, according to a new UN health agency report launched on Thursday, which notes th ...