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1 in 3 women experience violence globally: WHO

Geneva | One in three women, around 736 million, are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence from a non-partner in their lifetime, says a World Health Organisation (WHO) report. According to the report, this violence starts early — one in four young women (aged between 15-24 years) who have […]

WHO suggests 21-28 day gap between 2 Pfizer doses

Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said that Covid-19 patients should be given two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine within a period of 21-28 days. Alejandro Cravioto, chairman of WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE), told media persons during a news briefing that two doses are needed to make the vaccine […]

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WHO approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) has granted emergency use validation for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, opening the door for countries to expedite their own regulatory approval processes to import and administer the vaccine. While many countries rely on their own regulatory systems for vaccine approvals, some countries with weak system depend on WHO’s nod to […]

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WHO lauds Yogi govt for Covid management

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has earned appreciation for its Covid-19 management strategy from the World Health Organization (WHO). The Yogi Adityanath government has issued a statement by Roderico Ofrin, WHO Country Representative, which says that the state’s strategic response of boosting contact tracing efforts to mitigate coronavirus spread is exemplary. Ofrin, in […]

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WHO chief calls for ‘immediate action’ amid Covid-19 resurgence

Geneva: The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the world was still at “a critical juncture” in its fights against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and called for “immediate action” as several countries have reported a resurgence in new confirmed cases. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Ghebreyesus said that the […]

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Handwashing an effective tool to prevent Covid, other diseases: WHO

New Delhi: Ten months into the pandemic, handwashing with soap remains one of our best defences against the virus, along with other public health measures such as maintaining physical distance, avoiding crowded places, practising cough etiquette and wearing a mask wherever recommended. Global Handwashing Day observed annually on October 15 to raise awareness and highlight the […]