WHO lauds efforts to contain Coronavirus in Mumbai's Dharavi

Geneva/Mumbai, (UNI) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom has lauded the efforts done to contain the outbreak of novel coronavirus in Asia's largest slum -- Dharavi -- in Mumbai.

"There are many examples from around the world that have sho

WHO spokeswoman says Russia wants to join solidarity trial on developing COVID-19 vaccine

Moscow, (Sputnik)

Russia has stated its desire to join the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Solidarity Trial on developing a vaccine against the coronavirus, and technical negotiations on the matter are currently underway, WHO spokeswoman in Russia, Melita Vujnovic, told Sputnik in

Dexamethasone not a treatment for Covid-19 virus : WHO

Geneva, (UNI)

Dexamethasone is 'not a treatment nor a prevention for Covid-19 virus itself' and should be administered only to severely ill patients under close clinical supervision, World Health Organisation (WHO) said. 

'It is not a treatment for the

Stop tobacco industry exploitation of children, young people : WHO

Geneva, (UNI)

The World Health Organisation on Saturday launched a new kit for school students aged 13-17 to alert them to the tobacco industry tactics used to hook them to addictive products. 

Every year the tobacco industry invests more than nine billion dollars

World sees highest single day increase in coronavirus cases : WHO

Geneva, (UNI)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported the highest single day detection of coronavirus cases worldwide in the last 24 hours that is said to be 106,000. 

Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned that the coronavirus pandemic is

Substantial investment needed to avert mental health crisis

Geneva, (UNI)

The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the need to urgently increase investment in services for mental health or risk a massive increase in mental health conditions in the coming months, according to a policy brief on COVID-19 and mental health issued by the United Nations

Eating a healthy diet very important during the COVID-19 pandemic : WHO

Kolkata, Apr 21 (UNI) Eating a healthy diet is very important during the COVID-19 pandemic. “What we eat and drink can affect our body’s ability to prevent, fight and recover from infections,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While no foods o

Supporting WHO means safeguarding multilateralism : China FM

Agencies, Beijing

China Foreign Minister Wang Yi has emphasised the need to support the World Health Organization (WHO) in order to safeguard the principle of multilateralism, maintain international solidarity and secure the status of the United Nations. 

Xinhua r

WHO shares information on COVID-19


WHO’s focus at all times is to ensure that all areas of the globe have the information they need to manage the health of their people.

In a recent interview, the WHO official who headed the joint international mission to China, did not answer a quest