WHO laments imbalance in Covid-19 shot distribution

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that there is a shocking imbalance in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines for poorer countries. Continue Reading

People urged to minimise Covid risk during Easter

On the eve of the Easter holidays, World Health Organization (WHO) Europe warned citizens against making individual travel plans that could “laffect more people than those close by and could also impact communities. Continue Reading

Editorial: Vaccine fast

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that it still recommends using the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine as the benefits outweigh its risks. Vaccination against Covid-19 will not reduce illness or deaths from other causes. Continue Reading

Covid vaccines without needless may be out year-end: WHO expert

World Health Organisation’s (WHO) top scientist Soumya Swaminathan has said new, improved coronavirus vaccines that do not require needles and can be stored at room temperature may be out by the end of this year or the next year. Continue Reading

WHO’s safety review of AstraZeneca vax underway

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus emphasized that the WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety has been reviewing the available data, is in close contact with the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Continue Reading

WHO head wants virus vaccine patents waived to boost supply

The head of the World Health Organization called Friday for patent rights to be waived until the end of the coronavirus pandemic so that vaccine supplies can be dramatically increased, saying these unprecedented times warrant the move. Continue Reading

WHO says more than 11,000 Ebola vaccines will go to Guinea

The World Health Organization says it will be sending more than 11,000 Ebola vaccinations to the West African nation of Guinea in the coming days to combat the recent epidemic of the deadly hemorrhagic fever that has been declared in the country’s southern N’Zerekore region. Continue Reading

WHO team in Wuhan to probe origin of coronavirus

A World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic was expected to leave their quarantine hotel today to begin field work, two weeks after arriving in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus emerged in late 2019. Continue Reading

When will India start Covid-19 vaccine supply to WHO?

India has informed the UN Security Council that it will gradually supply vaccines to the Covax facility of the World Health Organisation and undertake contractual supplies to various countries in a phased manner, as more than six million doses have been airlifted to nine countries under New Delhi’s ‘vaccine diplomacy’. Continue Reading