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New York: The equitable coronavirus vaccine delivery initiative COVAX that has delivered its first doses to West Africa and Latin America in the past few days, is a credit to international solidarity, but potential obstacles must be overcome if a fully global rollout is to be achieved, UN health agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday. more
COVID-19 cases rise for first time in seven weeks: WHO

New York: After six consecutive weeks of decline, COVID-19 cases worldwide increased last week for the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

One in 4 people projected to have hearing problems by 2050: WHO

Geneva: Nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide ─ or 1 in 4 people ─ will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050, warns the World Health Organization’s (WHO) f ...

COVID-19 affected 1 in 30 Russians during first year of pandemic

Moscow/Sputnik: The COVID-19 infection has affected nearly one in 30 Russians since the first case was registered in the country on March 1, 2020, according to the data from the Federal S ...

Australia receives first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines: Health Minister

Moscow/Sputnik: The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines developed by UK drugmaker AstraZeneca arrived in Australia on Sunday, Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said.

UN Security Council demands COVID-19 vaccine ceasefires; WHO pushes for more action to speed up inoculations

New York: The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling on all Member States to support a “sustained humanitarian pause” to local conflicts, in ord ...

Côte d'Ivoire takes delivery of latest COVAX vaccine shipment, in further boost for Africa

New York: Côte d'Ivoire received 504,000 doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine on Friday making it the second African nation in a week to benefit from the first shipments of shot ...

At least 16 people died after COVID-19 vaccination in Switzerland: Watchdog

Moscow/Sputnik: At least 16 people have died in Switzerland after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products (Swissmedic) said.

South Sudan: UN agencies support nationwide polio vaccination campaign

New York: The second round of a vaccination campaign to protect more than 2.8 million children from polio is underway in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thurs ...

WHO-backed policy brief calls for action to address ‘long COVID’

New York: With one in 10 people still feeling ill 12 weeks after having COVID-19, authorities must do more to support them, a UN-backed policy brief issued on Thursday argues.