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WHO: world is in new and dangerous phase of COVID-19 pandemic

On June 19, 150,000 COVID-19 cases were reported. This is the highest in a single day. Nearly half of these cases are in Americas. Director General Tedros stated the virus is still spreading fast and that most people are still susceptible. He urged people to maintain social distancing and “extreme vigilance”. According to Reuters, 8.53 ..

“It’s time” becomes the theme of this year’s World Tuberculosis Day

Every year, the World Health Organisation commemorates World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24, to raise awareness among the general public about the disease. On the same day in 1882, Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes Tuberculosis. This year, the theme of the World TB Day is “It’s Time”, ..

“WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub” launched

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has recently announced the global launch of “WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub” in partnership with the World Health Organization, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations Development Program. It has also contributed $1m to the Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), to enhance the fact-checking network to curb fake news ..

CMS and WHO implement WHO Road Safety Media Fellowship

Centre for Media Studies (CMS) in partnership with World Health Organization (WHO) is implementing a media fellowship programme on road safety, called WHO Road Safety Media Fellowship. Recently it was offered to 12 journalists based in Delhi and Karnataka from print, broadcast and online media of Hindi, English and Kannada languages. The fellowship is aimed ..

Microsoft Bing team launches portal to track COVID-19 infections

Microsoft Bing team has launched a web portal for tracking COVID-19 infections worldwide. The interactive website has been developed to provide up-to-date infection statistics for each country. It also features an interactive map for number of cases for specific location and related articles from publishers. The portal hosts the data from reliable sources like the ..

COVID Action Platform launched to tackle COVID-19 outbreak

The World Economic Forum recently launched a new platform with the support of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to convene the global business community for a collective support for the COVID-19 outbreak. The newly formed platform is called ”COVID Action Platform” and is open to all businesses and industry groups and other stakeholders including the ..

‘World Hearing Day’ observed on 3 March

‘World Hearing Day’ is observed on 3 March each year, to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss. Every year, World Health Organisation decides the theme and develops advocacy materials such as posters and presentations. ‘WHO’ organizes an annual World Hearing Day seminar at its headquarters in Geneva. The theme of this ..

UN releases $15 million to fund efforts to tackle COVID-19

The United Nations recently released $15 million from its Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to fund global efforts to tackle COVID-19 (coronavirus). The World Health Organization (WHO) recently upgraded the global risk of the coronavirus outbreak to “very high”, which is the highest level of risk assessment. Recently the death toll touched 3000 and the ..