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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, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday. more
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.  ...

COVID-19 lays bare social inequality says UN chief, as COVAX doses top 36 million

New York: The COVID crisis "has revealed how unequal our societies are” said the UN chief in his message for World Health Day released on Monday.

WHO chief says pandemic treaty gaining momentum

Moscow/Sputnik: More world leaders have heeded the call from the World Health Organization to draw up a treaty on better pandemic preparedness, the UN agency's chief said Thursday.