Nearly 15 mn deaths directly or indirectly linked to Covid-19: WHO

Geneva, May 6 (UNI/Xinhua) The World Health Organization (WHO) said that almost 15 million deaths globally were directly or indirectly associated with the Covid-19 pandemic by the end of 2021. According to the WHO's estimates, released on Thursday, the full Covid-19 death tol

TB Alliance lauds Pretomanid's inclusion in WHO's new treatment guidelines for DR-TB

New Delhi, India,  (UNI) TB Alliance on Tuesday applauded the World Health Organization for releasing a new guidelines for treating the drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB). The global body for finding affordable drug based solution for tuberculosis said that for the first ti

WHO reports around 170 hepatitis cases of unknown origin

Geneva, April 24 (UNI/Sputnik) Nearly 170 cases of hepatitis of unknown origin among children are being reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), which says that there has been at least one death already. "As of 21 April 2022, at least 169 cases of acute hepatitis of

WHO confirms attacks on healthcare in Ukraine

Geneva, March 6 (UNI) The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed "several attacks on healthcare in Ukraine", agency's chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday. Taking to Twitter, Tedros said, "WHO has confirmed several attacks on health care in Uk

Pandemic is nowhere near over: WHO

Geneva, Jan 19 (UNI) World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned the world leaders that the coronavirus pandemic "is nowhere near over" and new variants are likely to emerge even after Omicron.

The WHO chief's cautioned

WHO representative says no need for panic over Omicron Coronavirus strain

Moscow, Nov 28 (UNI/Sputnik) There are no reasons for panic regarding the new Omicron coronavirus strain, the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Russia, Melita Vujnovic, said on Saturday.

"It seems to me that there should be no panic, as we do n

WHO urges vaccination for health workers as over 115,000 have died

Geneva, Oct 22 (UNI/Xinhua) The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries to prioritize vaccination for health workers in the light of its new paper estimating that 115,000 died from coronavirus between January 2020 and May 2021.

Although data from 119 co

SARS-CoV-2 variants could be named after star constellations if Greek letters run out: WHO

London, Aug 8 (UNI/Sputnik) Future variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, could be named after star constellations when Greek letters run out, Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) technical chief for COVID-19, told The Telegraph.

More transparency needed in investigating coronavirus origins: WHO Director-General

London, Jun 13 (UNI) Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called on China to cooperate on the ongoing investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus. 
"As you know we will need cooperation from the Chines

WHO labels COVID variants with Greek letters

Geneva, June 1 (UNI) COVID-19 variants previously labeled with their scientific names will now be renamed with Greek letters, the World Health Organization said. 
The scientific names of the COVID-19 variants are often difficult to say, hard to remember and can create