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World Health Organization: Specialized agency of the United Nations
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution states its main objective as "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health". Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, it has six regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

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Last clue to Covid-19 origins may sit in Wuhan hospital [Video]

Last clue to Covid-19 origins may sit in Wuhan hospital

China is preparing to test thousands of blood samples from the city of Wuhan as part of the probe into the origins of Covid-19, but as CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports, the World Health Organization..

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WHO releases new Air quality guidelines, now whole India is polluted | Oneindia News [Video]

WHO releases new Air quality guidelines, now whole India is polluted | Oneindia News

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday released stringent air quality guidelines, which makes whole of India look polluted. WHO has now said that a concentration of over 15 micrograms of PM..

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EU air pollution limits way out of step with new WHO guidelines [Video]

EU air pollution limits way out of step with new WHO guidelines

The World Health Organization has tightened its guidelines for recommended air pollution limits, after it found evidence of damage to human health at lower levels than previously thought.

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Aid sent to help the cholera outbreak, refugees crisis and flood victims in Sudan and Ethiopia [Video]

Aid sent to help the cholera outbreak, refugees crisis and flood victims in Sudan and Ethiopia

Two humanitarian aid flights left Dubai bound to give much-needed help to the people of Sudan and Ethiopia. Supplied by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and The International Federation of Red Cross..

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Raj Kundra and his employee Ryan Thorpe get bail in pornographic film case | Oneindia News [Video]

Raj Kundra and his employee Ryan Thorpe get bail in pornographic film case | Oneindia News

Raj Kundra has been granted bail by a Mumbai court two months after his arrest over allegations of shooting and streaming porn; Charanjit Singh Channi’s appointment as Punjab CM has ignited the talks..

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W.H.O.: 'No evidence' general population needs third shot [Video]

W.H.O.: 'No evidence' general population needs third shot

Dr. Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Europe, speaks with Christiane Amanpour about vaccine inequity and the case for booster shots.

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COVID surge in Europe 'deeply worrying' as vaccination slows, WHO says [Video]

COVID surge in Europe 'deeply worrying' as vaccination slows, WHO says

A further 236,000 people could lose their lives to the pandemic across Europe by December 1, the World Health Organization confirmed.

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WHO's technical advisory group to meet on Oct 26 to take call on Covaxin EUL

In a tweet late on Sunday night, World Health Organisation (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said, "WHO has been working closely with Bharat Biotech to complete the dossier. Our goal is to have..
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COVID-19: New WHO team may be 'last chance' to understand origins of coronavirus

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A newly formed World Health Organisation (WHO) team may be "our last chance" to understand the origins of coronavirus, the body's top emergency expert has said.
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COVID to cause 'surges of illness' for 'months and perhaps years to come', WHO expert warns

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"Surges of illness" caused by COVID-19 are going to continue for "months and perhaps even years to come", the World Health Organization's (WHO) special envoy for the disease has warned.
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After tit for tat, UK recognises Serum Institute of India's Covishield, junks ‘discriminatory’ order

From October 11, Indians who have been fully vaccinated with WHO-approved Covishield will not be required to undergo the mandatory 10-day quarantine on arrival in the UK, ending a standoff between the..
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End of stalemate: Indians fully vaccinated with Covishield won't have to quarantine from October 11

People vaccinated with WHO-approved Covishield in India will from next Monday (Oct 11) not be required to undergo the mandatory 10-day quarantine on arrival in the UK. Britain has finally relented,..
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End of stalemate: Got Covishield jabs in India, no quarantine in UK from next Monday

People vaccinated with WHO-approved Covishield in India will from next Monday (Oct 11) not be required to undergo the mandatory 10-day quarantine on arrival in the UK. Britain has finally relented,..
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'Do what is morally right': WHO sets target of vaccinating 70% of world by mid-2022

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Governments are being urged to do what is "morally right" to ensure all countries have enough jabs - as the World Health Organisation set a target of vaccinating 70% of the world by the middle of next..
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World Health Organisation ships essential COVID-19 supplies to North Korea

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Coronavirus medical supplies have been sent to North Korea by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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First malaria vaccine could be rolled out to billions as WHO experts give approval

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The first vaccine against malaria could be rolled out to billions of people after key advisers to the World Health Organisation (WHO) gave it the green light.
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WHO nod likely for Covaxin this month

The World Health Organisation’s approval for emergency use listing (EUL) of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is expected to take a few more weeks to arrive. The decision, however, will be taken in October..
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WHO to take final call on Covaxin EUL next week

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will be taking a final call on Bharat Biotech’s Emergency Use Listing (EUL) application for India’s first indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin next..
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AIIMS Delhi Director hopes for early approval of Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin by WHO


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WHO may decide on Covaxin emergency usage by October

The decision regarding the clearance of the emergency use listing of the COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin will be announced by WHO in October.
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Chances of Covid-19 spread in schools low: WHO chief scientist

Tamil Nadu should consider reopening schools for all classes, WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan has said, citing sero-survey results and huge learning loss over past 18 months.
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Italy recognises Covishield; travellers jabbed in India eligible for Green Pass: Indian embassy in Rome

Italy has become the latest EU member to recognise WHO-approved Covishield, after several others like Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain. Indian vaccine card holders are now eligible for GreenPass,..
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India needs to make its air quality norms more stringent, say experts after new WHO guidelines


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Global COVID cases sees biggest fall in two months, says WHO - but UK in top five for new infections

global covid cases sees biggest fall in two months, says who - but uk in top five for new infections
The number of new COVID-19 cases across the world has seen its biggest fall in more than two months, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
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Pandemic study reveals lack of trained health personnel

A report by the World Health Organisation and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) underlines India's skewed skill-mix ratio in the health workforce with wide variations across states and the..
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Covaxin may soon get WHO approval as expert group scheduled to meet next month

SAGE members and Bharat Biotech officials will hold a meeting where safety and efficacy of Covaxin will be discussed on the basis trial data in India.
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Covaxin may get WHO approval by month-end: NITI Aayog Member Dr VK Paul

India's indigenously-developed Covid vaccine Covaxin may soon receive Emergency Use Listing by the World Health Organisation, eventually enabling its recipients to travel abroad without mandatory..
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'Speed of the essence' in UK move from COVID plan A to plan B, warns WHO expert

The government must be prepared to move quickly from "Plan A to Plan B" in order to curb coronavirus should infections rise rapidly, a world expert has said.
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Beyond Delta, scientists are watching new coronavirus variants

The continued spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has spawned a Greek alphabet of variants - a naming system used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to track concerning new mutations of the virus that..
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Halt COVID vaccine booster shots until end of year, WHO head says

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Wealthier countries with large supplies of coronavirus vaccines should refrain from offering booster shots until the end of the year, the head of the World Health Organisation has said.
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No case of MU variant in India, keeping close watch: Centre

The Union government has said that no cases of 'MU' variant of coronavirus have been detected from over 51,000 samples analysed so far in India. This new coronavirus variant 'MU' was identified first..
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Third vaccines aren't 'luxury boosters' taken from people without a first jab, WHO Europe boss says

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Third coronavirus vaccines are not "luxury boosters" making vaccine inequity worse but a means of keeping the vulnerable safe, WHO's Europe director has said.
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India may be entering endemic stage of COVID-19, with low or moderate transmission: WHO chief scientist

India may be entering an endemic stage of COVID-19 pandemic where there is a low or moderate level of transmission going on, said WHO Chief Scientist
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UK orders 35 million more doses of Pfizer vaccine as it prepares for COVID booster shots

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The UK has agreed to buy 35 million more doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as it prepares to administer booster shots - while the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said booster shots..
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Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya meets WHO Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan, discusses WHO's approval of Covaxin

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday met World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan and held a discussion over the world body's approval of Bharat Biotech's..
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New COVID variants could be named after constellations once Greek alphabet is used up

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World Health Organisation calls for greater regulation to protect children from 'harmful' e-cigarettes

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The head of the World Health Organisation has branded electronic cigarettes "harmful" as he warned their use should be better regulated to protect children and teenagers.
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China shuts down city of 9.3 million over 17 COVID cases - as it rejects call for Wuhan lab investigation

china shuts down city of 9.3 million over 17 covid cases - as it rejects call for wuhan lab investigation
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Minister 'confident' govt right to lift most COVID rules in England - as public warned virus 'hasn't gone away'

A senior minister has told Sky News he is "confident" the government is doing the right thing by lifting almost all coronavirus restrictions in England, as a top World Health Organization (WHO) envoy..
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WHO chief proposes second China probe into COVID's origins - including audit of Wuhan labs

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) wants to launch a second investigation into the origins of COVID in China, including audits of Wuhan laboratories.
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'Lab accidents happen': WHO calls for more transparency from China about COVID origins

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Laboratory accidents "happen" and are "common", the head of the World Health Organisation has said as he called on China to be more transparent about the origins of COVID-19.
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