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New York: New vaccines are urgently needed against a common bacterium which is a major cause of preterm births, disability and babies’ deaths globally, according to a UN-backed report published on Wednesday. more
US vaccine advisory committee recommends Pfizer COVID vaccine for children 5-11 years old

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted unanimously to recommend the Pfizer COVID-19 vacc ...

Honor five million lives lost to COVID-19 by making vaccine equity a reality, Guterres says

New York: As the world on Monday passed yet another sombre pandemic milestone – five million lives lost to COVID-19 – Secretary-General António Guterres called on globa ...

Billions more needed for UN-backed global collaboration to end pandemic

New York: A new strategy announced on Thursday by the World Health Organization (WHO) calls for $23.4 billion to combat inequities in accessing COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments, as ...

Latin America and Caribbean sees COVID-19 progress, but must remain vigilant

New York: More than half the population of Latin America and the Caribbean has not been vaccinated against COVID-19, a senior official with the regional arm of UN health agency WHO said o ...

Bangladesh registers seven deaths due to COVID-19

Dhaka: Bangladesh, a country which witnessed a significant spike in COVID-19 cases in recent times, registered seven deaths due to the virus in the past 24 hours, media reports said.

Top economists call for ‘radical redirection’ focusing on healthcare

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) body advancing public health for all is asking for ambitious investments in healthcare spending, reframing it as a long-ter ...

Bangladesh registers 6 new COVID-19 deaths

Dhaka: Bangladesh, a nation that has witnessed deadly COVID-19 outbreak, registered six deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours, media reports said on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka bans fertilizers from China after finding it contaminated

Sri Lanka has barred a Chinese ship carrying desperately needed organic fertiliser which experts said was tainted with harmful bacteria, media reports said.

Bangladesh reports 9 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours

Dhaka: Bangladesh reported nine fresh deaths due to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, media reports said on Sunday.