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In 2015-17, India’s MMR was 122. Though the MMR has dropped, it’s still almost double the target set by the World Health Organization.
As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
In interview to Fox News Friday, Dr Li-Meng Yan, who worked at WHO-affiliated laboratory on infectious diseases of Hong Kong School of Public Health, claimed her supervisor told her 'to keep silent'.
In early April, the Indian Red Cross Society had raised an alarm that voluntary blood donation had fallen by almost 100 per cent.
As the head of World Health Assembly’s executive board, India can drive the Covid-related efforts to ensure countries have wide access to drugs, diagnostics and vaccines.
Intensifying power conflicts over Covid-19 will manifest themselves in new forms. It will become difficult for New Delhi to sidestep them without suffering some costs.
The app will assess if a user has coronavirus symptoms, but WHO is undecided about contact-tracing due to privacy concerns.
A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
The US and Australia want India to take a ‘firm stand’ against China for the Covid-19 crisis when it assumes the charge of WHO’s executive board by May-end.
India had been among the first few countries to take World Health Organization's warning seriously, said Dr Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist at WHO, in a conversation with ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta. This is the reason the country has seen a flatter growth in a number of cases, she said. Ms Swaminathan explained how WHO has been responding to the crisis, to new vaccine candidates as well as global drug trials and why over-crowded countries India will have to pioneer new ways at social distancing.