WHO, partners roll out faster Covid tests for poorer nations

The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced Monday that it and leading partners have agreed to a plan to roll out 120 million rapid-diagnostic tests for the coronavirus to help lower- and middle-income countries make up ground in a testing gap with richer countries even if it’s not fully funded yet. Continue Reading

Restrict kid’s travel and contact with strangers, says Dr B Kannan

Coronavirus, now declared by WHO as a pandemic of international concern, can be quite unnerving for anyone. The virus that originated in Wuhan, China, has affected thousands of people worldwide. Continue Reading

Know how good is your lung

The most talked about issue in our country in the recent days was the drop in quality of air in New Delhi and in few metropolitan cities across the country.
An interesting initiative was launched by Apollo Cancer Centre titled ‘The Billboard that Breathes’, a unique installation featuring human lungs, retrofitted with HEPA filters and a fan that mimics breathing, to visually demonstrate the impact of air pollution. Continue Reading

WHO team visits hospitals in China’s Wuhan

The WHO experts visited various hospitals in China’s coronavirus-hit Wuhan city over the weekend as the death toll climbed to 2,592 with 150 new fatalities while the total number of confirmed cases increased to over 77,000, health officials said on Monday. Continue Reading

Indian scholar wins ”Dan David Prize”

India’s pioneering feminist scholar and activist Gita Sen, has won the prestigious Dan David Prize for her expansive work in the fields of population policies, reproductive and sexual health, women’s rights, poverty, labour markets and global governance. Continue Reading

Editorial: Global warning

The head of the World Health Organisation has warned the novel coronavirus was a ‘very grave threat’ for the world as he opened a conference to combat the epidemic. Continue Reading

Zydus Cadila receives nod from Drug Controller General of India

“The novel biologic which will be marketed under the brand name, Twinrab, is indicated in combination with rabies vaccine for rabies post-exposure prophylaxis,” Zydus Cadila said in a statement. Continue Reading