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Covid-19 infections will hit 20 million this week:WHO

The World Health Organization has estimated that the total number of infected patients of the deadly COVID 19 disease will hit the 20 million mark within this week and that includes around 7.5 lakh deaths, so far, due to this pandemic. The WHO Director-General has also stated that there would be green shoots also very ..

Pathogens named as critical by WHO found in Yamuna: Study

A team of researchers from the IIT Delhi has found some pathogens that are actually critical in nature, in the Yamuna River. The team reached this conclusion after studying 20 major sewer drains and Yamuna River at five locations across New Delhi. What has been found? The team has found faecal coliform in abundance in ..

WHO is in talks with countries to join its COVAX Facility

The World Health Organization is renewing its invitation to countries to join its COVID 19 Vaccine facility, a mechanism designed to guarantee rapid, fair and equitable access to the COVID 19 vaccines. The facility, named as COVAS facility, is meant to provide affordable access to vaccines to all the people in the world. What is ..

WHO asks for USD 15-mn aid for Lebanon

The World Health Organization is appealing for $15 million to cover emergency health needs in Lebanon following the explosion at Beirut Port on August 4. That incident killed around 150 people and also injured more than 5000 people. What happened in Beirut, Lebanon? There was a blast in a port in Beirut on August 04 ..

$1 Million Medical Assistance Provided by India to North Korea

India has extended medical assistance worth about $1 million to North Korea in response to a request from the World Health Organization. India is sensitive to the shortage of medical supply situation in the country and that is why it decided to grant humanitarian assistance of $1 million in the form or anti-tuberculosis medicines to ..

Facebook to Have New Section on Corona Myths

The social media giant, Facebook, has announced that it will have a new section in order to debunk the myths regarding Coronavirus. This section will contain myths identified by the World Health Organization such as drinking bleach or taking hydroxychloroquine can prevent COVID 19 in human beings. To be launched this week, the section is ..

India pledges $15 million to International vaccine alliance GAVI

On June 4, India made an announcement in the virtual Global Vaccine Summit to pledge $15 million to the international vaccine alliance GAVI. At the same time, India is also eligible for support from GAVI. India’s financial support will amount in lowering down the vaccine prices globally. This donation comes in the context of India ..

WHO Launches the ACT Accelerator Initiative

The WHO recently launched the ‘Access to COVID-19 Tools’ Accelerator initiative to help in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. ACT Accelerator The ACT (Access to COVID-19 Tools) Accelerator is a time limited collaborative effort by WHO and other stakeholders to enable equitable access of essential COVID-19 health technologies to all the countries. The ..