'Blood on your hands' if world steps back on tackling COVID now, WHO official says

If rich nations think the pandemic is over, they should help lower-income countries reach that point too, a senior world health organization official told Reuters. In an interview, WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward warned richer nations must not step back from tackling COVID-19 as a global problem now, ahead of potential waves of infection.
#BruceAylward #Reuters #COVID #News #Health #Healthcare


5 days ago

WHO raises alarm on disease in flood-hit areas of Pakistan

The floodwaters started receding this week in the worst-hit provinces. Many of the displaced face the threat of gastrointestinal infections, dengue fever and malaria, which are on the rise. The unprecedented monsoon rains since mid-June have killed 1,545 people across Pakistan, inundated millions of acres of land and affected 33 million people.
#WHO #Pakistan #News #Science #Enviornment


1 weeks ago

WHO has advised against the use of two antibody therapies against COVID – here’s what that means

The world health organisation (WHO) strongly advises against using the antiviral drugs sotrovimab and casirivimabe to treat patients with COVID-19. The new guidance replaces previous conditional recommendations for the use of these drugs. It’s based on emerging evidence that they’re not likely to work against current omicron variants.
#WHO #News #Health #Healthcare


1 weeks ago

The big challenge right now is…: WHO on what could hinder COVID endgame

The world health organisation (WHO) has asserted that 'we are not done yet' there are several challenges that still lie in front of us. The big challenge right now is our endurance. We still have a long way to go when we can end this emergency.
#WHO #News #Health #Healthcare


1 weeks ago

What We’re Reading: Monkeypox Variants Renamed; Meal Times, Mental Health Linked; Concussion Research Disparities

WHO Renames Monkeypox Variants to Clade I and Clade II effective immediately. Best practice since 2015 when naming viruses and related variants or diseases is to avoid names that could offend any cultural, social, national, regional, professional, or ethnic groups, or negatively impact trade, travel, tourism, or animal welfare.
#WHO #Monkeypox #News #Health #MentalHealth


1 months ago

Monkeypox likely to lead to more fatalities, says WHO as cases spread

The latest monkeypox outbreak has since spread to 78 countries. The disease heals itself without the need for treatment. A 22-year-old man from Kerala died on sunday reportedly due to the disease.
#WHO #Kerala #SensitiveSubjects #News


1 months ago

WHO's methodology for estimating Covid-19 deaths unscientific: Govt

The mathematical modeling approach adopted by the WHO to project excess mortality estimates related to COVID-19 suffers from erroneous assumptions and is unscientific. India had registered its strong objection to this methodology, the government informed Parliament on Tuesday. The WHO, based on a mathematical modeling exercise, has, however, projected an estimate of about 47 lakh excess deaths in India associated directly or indirectly.
#WHO #COVID #Covid #India #Science #Mathematics #Statistics


2 months ago

WHO's process of estimating Covid-19 deaths unscientific, says Govt

The government had earlier rubbished WHO's Covid death estimation process. The mathematical modelling approach adopted by the WHO to project excess mortality estimates related to COVID-19 suffers from erroneous assumptions and is unscientific. India had registered its strong objection to this methodology, the government informed Parliament.
#WHO #COVID #Covid #India #LawGovernment #Government


2 months ago

WHO's methodology for estimating COVID-19 deaths unscientific, says Centre

The WHO has projected an estimate of about 47 lakh excess deaths in India associated directly or indirectly with the COVID-19 pandemic, between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021. The mathematical modeling approach adopted by the WHO to project excess mortality estimates related to the pandemic suffers from erroneous assumptions and is unscientific. India had registered its strong objection to this methodology.
#WHO #COVID19 #India #LawGovernment


2 months ago

COVID-19 triples across Europe on past six weeks; hospitalisations double: World Health Organisation

WHO's Europe director Dr. Hans Kluge described COVID-19 as “a nasty and potentially deadly illness” that people should not underestimate. Super-infectious relatives of the omicron variant are driving new waves of disease across Europe. Repeat infections could potentially lead to long COVID.
#HansKluge #WHO #Europe #BusinessIndustrial


2 months ago

Highly infectious, fatality rate can go up to 88%

Ghana in West Africa reported its first Marburg outbreak. Two unrelated deaths were reported in the county after patients showed symptoms such as diarrhoea, fever, nausea and vomiting. The illness is often fatal in humans, according to the WHO, and the fatality rate can go up to 88 percent. African fruit bats are said to be the reservoir hosts.
#WHO #African #Mar #Ghana #Health #HealthConditions #InfectiousDiseases


2 months ago

Marburg virus: Symptoms, treatment, fatality rate, mode of transmission and other details

Ghana health authorities confirmed two cases of the Marburg virus on Sunday. The development came amid the World Health Organisation confirming the results of the two cases earlier this month. According to WHO, the first positive case was a 26-year-old man who checked into a hospital on June 26 and died a day later. Another man aged 51 years was reported to be the second case of the virus.
#WorldHealthOrganisation #Marburg #Ghana #Health #HealthConditions #InfectiousDiseases


2 months ago

Marburg disease: WHO declares outbreak in Ghana

World Health Organisation declares Ghana's first outbreak of the Ebola-like marburg disease. Marburg is a very infectious hemorrhagic fever in the same family as Ebola. The disease is spread to people by fruit bats and transmitted among people through direct contact with bodily fluids of infected people and surfaces.
#WorldHealthOrganisation #Ebola #Marburg #Ghana #Health #HealthConditions #InfectiousDiseases


2 months ago

'Ebola-like' Marburg virus cases detected in Ghana, WHO declares outbreak in country

'Ebola-like' Marburg virus cases detected in Ghana, WHO declares outbreak in country. The disease is a very infectious hemorrhagic fever in the same family as Ebola. It is spread to people by fruit bats and transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids of infected people and surfaces.
#WHO #Ebola #Marburg #Ghana #Health #HealthConditions #InfectiousDiseases


2 months ago

PM Modi, WHO chief & other leaders laud India for hitting 2 billion COVID vaccine mark

India took 548 days since January last year to administer the mammoth number of two billion doses. The information was shared by Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya in a video address. WHO Regional Director Poonam Kehtrapal Singh said, “This is yet another evidence of the country’s commitment and efforts to minimise the impact of the ongoing pandemic”
#MansukhMandaviya #WHO #India #Health #HealthConditions #InfectiousDiseases


2 months ago

'Greater efforts needed to get routine immunisation rates back to pre-COVID-19 times': WHO

The world health organisation (WHO) said greater efforts are needed in the region to revive routine immunisation. The region has administered three billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to date. Six countries in south-east Asia maintained high vaccination rates.
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2 months ago

Expert believes monkeypox can be fatal for children, WHO says South-East Asia on 'alert'

The first case of monkeypox in the WHO South-East Asia Region has been reported from India, in a 35-year-old man who arrived from the Middle East earlier this week. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Friday releases guidelines for the management of Monkeypox disease. The ministry listed out points for the general masses to avoid the contradiction of the disease.
#WHO #India #Health #HealthConditions #InfectiousDiseases


2 months ago

Rise in unvaccinated children in India: WHO, UNICEF

The number of children who were unvaccinated or missed first dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis combined vaccine doubled due to the pandemic, say data. The world recorded the largest sustained decline in childhood vaccinations in approximately 30 years. India was able to arrest the trend between 2020 and 2021.
#WHO #India #Health #HealthConditions #InfectiousDiseases


2 months ago

Expert says 'Monkeypox like any other sexually transmitted disease'; highlights stigma

Dr Ishwar Gilada, an infectious diseases expert and consultant for HIV/STDs, has stated that Monkeypox is like any other sexually transmitted disease. WHO is not declaring it as it will cause some kind of stigma/discrimination against people who are currently infected with it, Dr. Gilada told ANI. Almost 99% of the cases currently are in MSM which is male having sex with male and 80% are in Europe and then in America, Canada, Australia and others.
#IshwarGilada #WHO #MSM #Europe #Health #ReproductiveHealth #HealthConditions


2 months ago

Be alert and prepared to tackle Monkeypox, Health Ministry tells States

It also flagged the low uptake of Sputnik-V precaution doses and advised them to ensure availability in private vaccination centers. The WHO has reported that from January 1 to June 22, a total of 3,413 laboratory-confirmed Monkeypox cases and one death have been reported to it from 50 countries.
#WHO #SputnikV #Monkeypox #Health #HealthConditions #InfectiousDiseases


2 months ago