Friday, 28 January 2022

Tag Archives: World Health Organisation

Covid-19 vaccine may be ready by year-end, says WHO’s Tedros

GENEVA: A vaccine against Covid-19 may be ready by year-end, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for solidarity and political commitment by all leaders to ensure equal distribution of vaccines when they become available. “We will need vaccines and there ...

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WHO concerned over rising virus cases in Europe

COPENHAGEN: The European chapter of the World Health Organization on Friday expressed concern over the resurgence of new coronavirus cases on the continent, saying countries should impose tighter restrictions if necessary. The number of infections in Europe crossed three million on Thursday, a fifth of the world’s more than 15 ...

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WHO Issues New Guidelines On COVID-19 Airborne Transmission

LONDON: Days after researchers claimed that the novel Coronavirus is ‘airborne’, the World Health Organisation acknowledged some reports of transmission of the virus but also emphasized that more evidence in terms of research was required to say that the virus is in the air. In its latest transmission guidance, the WHO acknowledged that ...

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Shah Rukh joins ‘One World Together At Home’ event

BOLLYWOOD: Shah Rukh Khan has pledged to be a part of the global initiative- ‘One World Together At Home’ to support the front-line health care workers and the World Health Organisation amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 54-year-old star took to Twitter and confirmed being a part of the digital special ...

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United States coronavirus deaths top 12,500 in single-day

WASHINGTON/LONDON: President Donald Trump threatened to cut US funding to the World Health Organisation, accusing it of bias toward China, where the authorities lifted a two-and-a-half month travel ban on Wuhan, the city that spawned the global coronavirus pandemic. As the United States suffered a record total of nearly 2,000 ...

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Tanzania grills WHO representative over Ebola statement

DAR ES SALAAM: Tanzania has summoned the top World Health Organisation official in the country to explain a statement it issued on the country’s handling of suspected Ebola cases, the government spokesman said. The UN health agency issued a rare rebuke on Saturday in a lengthy statement detailing how Tanzania ...

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Iqra Aziz shares thoughts about cyber bullying, mental health

LOLLYWOOD: Pakistani actor Iqra Aziz opened up about cyberbullying and mental health in her latest post on Instagram. The 21-year-old who rose to fame through the hit drama Suno Chanda penned a lengthy note on Instagram regarding mental health and about being cyberbullied. “It takes a few words to humiliate someone to ...

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Armed groups attack Haftar-controlled air base in Libya

TRIPOLI: The World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that as many as 205 people have been killed and 913 more injured since the beginning of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) offensive on Tripoli. An armed group attacked on Thursday a key air base in Southern Libya under the control of Field Marshal ...

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Pakistani doctor ready to take on the world

LONDON: The World Health Organization announced that three finalists are in the running to become the next director general of the global health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 51, of Ethiopia, Dr. Sania Nishtar, 53, of Pakistan, and Dr. David Nabarro, 67, of Britain were selected as finalists in the competition to ...

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