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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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Polio Virus Is Detected in London Sewage Sample [Video]

Polio Virus Is Detected in London Sewage Sample

Polio Virus Is Detected , in London Sewage Sample. The rare “national incident” was detected by the London Beckton Sewage Treatment Works during a “routine surveillance.”. Investigations..

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Europe at 'epicentre' of monkeypox outbreak, WHO says [Video]

Europe at 'epicentre' of monkeypox outbreak, WHO says

The World Health Organization has urged countries to share vaccines as monkeypox continues to spread.

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Monkeypox outbreak tops 1,000 cases, WHO warns of 'real' risk [Video]

Monkeypox outbreak tops 1,000 cases, WHO warns of 'real' risk

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CDC Ramps Up Monkeypox Alert to Level 2 [Video]

CDC Ramps Up Monkeypox Alert to Level 2

CDC Ramps Up Monkeypox Alert , to Level 2 . The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) raised the level of alert concerning monkeypox on June 6. Known global cases of the virus have exceeded..

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Over 82 Million COVID Vaccine Doses Have Been Wasted in the US [Video]

Over 82 Million COVID Vaccine Doses Have Been Wasted in the US

Over 82 Million , COVID Vaccine Doses , Have Been Wasted in the US. NBC reports that 82.1 million COVID vaccine doses have been discarded in America between December 2020 and May of 2022. That..

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Disease Outbreaks Are Becoming More Frequent, WHO Says [Video]

Disease Outbreaks Are Becoming More Frequent, WHO Says

Disease Outbreaks Are Becoming More Frequent, WHO Says. The emergencies director of the World Health Organization (WHO) made the comments on June 1, citing climate change and other environmental..

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Monkeypox spreads to more than 20 countries, global tally reaches 200 | OneIndia News [Video]

Monkeypox spreads to more than 20 countries, global tally reaches 200 | OneIndia News

The World Health Organisation released a statement on Friday and revealed that more than 20 countries across the globe have reported the cases of Monkeypox till now. The Health Organization further..

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G-7 Takes Steps to Better Prepare for Future Pandemics [Video]

G-7 Takes Steps to Better Prepare for Future Pandemics

G-7 Takes Steps, to Better Prepare, for Future Pandemics. ABC News reports that the Group of Seven announced plans to strengthen epidemiological early-warning systems to detect potential pandemics..

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Despite Global Scrutiny China Defends 'Zero-COVID' Policy [Video]

Despite Global Scrutiny China Defends 'Zero-COVID' Policy

Despite Global Scrutiny, China Defends, 'Zero-COVID' Policy. On May 13, officials in Shanghai said they hoped to achieve zero COVID cases outside of quarantine by May 20. NBC reports that the city..

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WHO Data Suggests COVID-19 Death Toll Is 3 Times Higher Than Reported [Video]

WHO Data Suggests COVID-19 Death Toll Is 3 Times Higher Than Reported

WHO Data Suggests , COVID-19 Death Toll , Is 3 Times Higher Than Reported. CNN reports new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) say the coronavirus pandemic took the lives of almost..

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Pandemic far from over, says WHO boss, as new cases rise in 110 countries

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COVID infections are rising in 110 countries - with the number of cases surging by 18% over the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
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'Sustained transmission' of monkeypox risks vulnerable groups such as pregnant women and children, warns WHO

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WHO issues warning over monkeypox reaching high-risk groups

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COVID an 'inconvenience' rather than 'life-threatening' for many now, says WHO

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COVID is now an "inconvenience" for most people rather than "life-threatening", the World Health Organisation's special envoy on the virus has told Sky News.
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Monkeypox 'deeply concerning' but not a global health emergency, WHO says

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The monkeypox outbreak is not yet a global health emergency, the World Health Organization has decided - although the director general remains "deeply concerned".
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Explainer: Why WHO is probing if Monkeypox needs global health emergency tag

The World Health Organization is convening a meeting of experts on June 23 to decide whether monkeypox needs to be declared a global health emergency like it had to do with Covid-19 over two years..
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Explainer: What is achieved by renaming the monkeypox virus

With over 1,600 cases of monkeypox confirmed globally over the past few weeks, the World Health Organisation is set to convene an emergency committee meeting on June 23 to determine whether the..
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Monkeypox set to be renamed after concerns term is 'discriminatory'

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Monkeypox is set to be renamed, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced.
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Monkeypox outbreak 'rapidly evolving' and action needed to curb 'spread', warns WHO

monkeypox outbreak 'rapidly evolving' and action needed to curb 'spread', warns who
Europe's monkeypox outbreak is a "rapidly evolving event" which will spread more widely in the community if action isn't taken, according to the World Health Organisation.
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Monkeypox outbreak remains 'containable', says WHO - as 131 cases confirmed in 19 countries

There are now a total of 131 confirmed cases of monkeypox and a further 106 suspected cases - in 19 countries, the World Health Organisation has revealed.
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At World Health Assembly, India expresses 'strong disappointment' over WHO report on Covid-19 deaths


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Mansukh Mandaviya lauds ASHA workers for their role in Covid-19 management

Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister said, "Delighted that the entire team of ASHA workers have been conferred the WHO Director-General's Global Health Leaders' Award. Congratulations to all ASHA workers...
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WHO Covid toll report flawed and unacceptable, say states

Health ministers of several states, including Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Punjab where non-BJP parties are in office, have unanimously slammed the World Health Organisation for its..
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Speakers at health conference object to WHO report on Covid deaths in India


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Rahul Gandhi doing politics over Covid-19 deaths: BJP

At a press conference, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said the World Health Organisation's (WHO) methodology to calculate estimated deaths in India due to the virus is "flawed" and the Indian government..
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India’s Covid toll 47 lakh, says WHO; govt slams report

India and the World Health Organization are at loggerheads over the latter’s new estimates of 47 lakh excess deaths in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021 — an assessment that..
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India questions models, methodology used by WHO in Covid-19 death toll report

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Millions of Covid deaths went unreported in India, says WHO: Key points from report

Several million Covid-19 deaths have most likely gone unreported in India, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report released on Thursday which said that over 4.7 million people in India -..
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WHO says millions of Covid deaths went unreported in India; Centre questions methodology

Several million Covid-19 deaths have most likely gone unreported in India, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report released on Thursday which said that over 4.7 million people in India -..
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WHO says nearly 15 million deaths associated with Covid-19, more than double the official figure

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At least one child dies after mysterious rise in hepatitis cases worldwide

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PM Modi gives WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus a Gujarati name: Tulsibhai

PM Narendra Modi gave WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus a ‘pucca’ Gujarati name at his request—Tulsibhai. Modi said Ghebreyesus—the first Ethiopian and African to head WHO—has..
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WHO chief: Gujarat hub to boost traditional medicines


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Age of traditional medicine will begin soon: Modi on new WHO centre in Gujarat

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Fallout of WHO observations: Covaxin's Phase 2/3 trials in US put on hold

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Voluntary use of masks must be promoted in view of new XE variant: Experts

Voluntary use of masks must be promoted in the country in view of Covid-19's new XE variant, healthcare experts said, calling it the single-most effective intervention against all variants of the..
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Hyderabad's Biological E to get mRNA technology from WHO to produce Covid-19 vaccines

Biological E Limited (BE), the Hyderabad-based vaccine maker that has developed a recombinant sub-unit protein vaccine Corbevax for Covid-19, has now been selected as a recipient of mRNA technology..
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Citing WHO data, Centre says India has 'lowest' 374 Covid-19 deaths per million population

India has one of the "lowest" 374 Covid-19 deaths per million population, according to the World Health Organisation, compared to similarly affected countries like the USA, Brazil, Russia and Mexico,..
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World Tuberculosis Day: Committed to make India TB-free by 2025, says Mansukh Mandaviya

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COVID is still here and still deadly, warns WHO on second anniversary of lockdown

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People must continue to have "easy access" to testing with "still an awful lot of people getting sick and dying" from coronavirus, the World Health Organisation has told Sky News.
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In 2021, Delhi most polluted capital in world, no Indian city met WHO air quality standard: Report

In 2021, none of the cities in India met the prescribed World Health Organization air quality standards of 5 micrograms per cubic meter, stated the World Air Quality Report 2021, prepared by Swiss..
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93% of Indians exposed to high PM2.5 levels: Reports

Around 93% of India’s population is living in areas where levels of hazardous particulate matter PM2.5 are worse than the World Health Organisation’s least stringent norms and air pollution reduces..
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Europe entering 'plausible endgame' to pandemic, WHO director says

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Sir David Attenborough has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, joining Pope Francis and the World Health Organisation on the list of this year's candidates.
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Discussions underway for WHO approval for Corbevax Covid-19 vaccine, says developer

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MNCs tried to scuttle WHO nod for Covaxin: CJI Ramana

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Booster vaccine programmes 'likely to prolong the pandemic', WHO chief warns

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Deliberations ongoing for a global treaty to deal with future pandemics: WHO chief scientist


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Omicron cases doubling in 3 days in areas with community transmission: WHO

The Omicron variant is spreading with a doubling time between 1.5 to 3 days in countries with documented community transmission, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest update about the..
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