Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicWorld Health Organisation

Topic: World Health Organisation

WHO Centre will usher in age of traditional medicine globally, says Modi

While laying the foundation stone of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Gujarat's Jamnagar, PM Modi further said it would also play a role in expanding the scope of yoga.

Possibility of new Covid variants really high, Omicron won’t be the last strain, WHO warns

WHO's Covid technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove in a briefing Tuesday described the new variants as 'wild card' & said that the UN body is tracking the virus in real time as it mutates.

Blanket travel ban can be counterproductive, adopt risk-based strategies: WHO’s India head

WHO India lead Roderico H Ofrin stressed that the risk-based approach 'remains a wiser public health practice to counter the pandemic' in the country.

WHO approves Glaxo and Eli Lilly drugs to treat Covid amid Omicron surge

Eli Lilly’s rheumatoid arthritis drug and GlaxoSmithKline's monoclonal antibody won the WHO nod.

Pandemic disrupts global malaria fight, deaths rise for first time in 3 years, WHO says

The number of malaria cases and deaths in 2020 were at least 40% higher than the WHO targets. The agency said its 2030 goals are now at risk.

WHO deploys team in South Africa to tackle Omicron variant as cases surge

A team of experts has been sent to the Gauteng province in South Africa, which has accounted for almost 80% of the cases over the past week.

India accounted for 41% of total global drop in reporting TB between 2019 & 2020: WHO

Global goals for TB incidence reductions between 2015 and 2020 have been compromised by disruptions in services because of the Covid pandemic, finds WHO report.

Mu — the latest SARS-CoV-2 ‘variant of interest’ first found in Colombia

Among notable characteristics of Mu are mutations previously associated with immune escape properties. No samples detected in India yet. WHO says it is monitoring variant.

WHO forms new expert group to continue research into origins of Covid in Wuhan

The new advisory group, SAGO, will also be responsible for advising WHO on development of a global framework to study emergence of future emerging pathogens with pandemic potential.

Covid cases in Southeast Asia plateaued over past month as India’s tally remained stable: WHO

South-East Asia Region reported over 799,000 new cases, a 5% decrease from last week, however, some countries in the Region continue to report a rise, including Sri Lanka, Thailand.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

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First batch of women cadets to join NDA

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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