Air pollution kills 7 mn a year, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday issued its first air quality guidelines since 2005 aimed at reducing deaths from key pollutants that cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Continue Reading

Vaccinate all teachers, students, says WHO

As millions of children return to school for the new academic session, vaccinating teachers and other school staff against Covid-19 disease can help make schools a safe place against the infectious disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Unicef said. Continue Reading

Covid-19 vaccines not expected until mid-2021, says WHO

The World Health Organization does not expect widespread vaccinations against Covid-19 until the middle of next year, a spokeswoman said on Friday, stressing the importance of rigorous checks on their effectiveness and safety. Continue Reading

Asymptomatic spread of corona is rare, says WHO

The World Health Organisation said it still believes the spread of the coronavirus from people without symptoms is ‘rare,’ amid warnings from numerous experts worldwide that such transmission is more frequent. Continue Reading