Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Topic: WHO

WHO chief thanks PM Modi for helping set up Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Gujarat

The centre saw an investment of USD 250 million from India & aims to harness the potential of traditional medicine to improve the health of people and the planet, according to WHO.

Short-sightedness is growing at alarming rate. What world leaders can do to slow it down

Myopia can create a financial burden on countries. Here's why it's on the rise across the world and what can be done to mitigate it.

Indonesia revokes fever syrup licences of 2 firms amid probe into death of over 150 kids

Indonesia's food and drug agency stated that the firms produced drugs using substandard raw materials. The country mainly imports raw ingredients for medicine from China & India.

Europe under threat of new Covid-19 wave, booster campaign makes slow start

Public health experts warn that vaccine fatigue & confusion over available vaccines will limit booster uptake. Cases in the EU are rising as global numbers decline, based on WHO data.

CDSCO probing cough syrups made by Haryana firm that ’caused 66 kids’ deaths in The Gambia’

WHO alerted Indian authorities of possible link between the deaths and four cough and cold medicines made by Sonepat-based Maiden Pharmaceuticals on 29 September, it is learnt.

Cough syrups made by Delhi-based Maiden Pharma may be tied to 66 deaths in Gambia, says WHO

In July, alarm was raised in Gambia after several children began falling ill with kidney problems. WHO has issued an alert asking regulators to remove the company's goods from the market.

Cholera cases surge with outbreak in 26 countries, fatality rates rising sharply, says WHO

Average fatality rate this year has almost tripled compared with the five-year average, a WHO official said. A cholera outbreak in Syria alone has already killed at least 33 people.

‘Bloodbath childhood’ is what I got in India. Haemophilia needs Modi govt’s attention

In India, WHO-recommended 'standard care' is so expensive that many can't afford it. The other option is to simply wait till the bleeding stops.

Moving toward malaria-free India not easy. But new-age technology has answers

For four years, ICMR-VCRC has been preparing mosquitoes that carry strains of a bacteria called Wolbachia, which can reduce pathogen transmission in mosquitoes.

Why treating monkeypox like STI adds less to prevention, more to stigma

A close relative of the variola virus, monkeypox can spread through skin-to-skin contact and sexual intercourse. It’s not an STI, only behaving like one.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.