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Why traditional medicine systems, targeted interventions may help India become world's holistic health capital
Health

Why traditional medicine systems, targeted interventions may help India become world's holistic health capital

India's rich base of knowledge of traditional medicine systems such as Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy has long been a source of strength

PM Modi hails ASHA workers after being honoured by WHO,  says they are at forefront of ensuring healthy India
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PM Modi hails ASHA workers after being honoured by WHO, says they are at forefront of ensuring healthy India

India's ASHA volunteers were honoured by WHO for their crucial role in providing direct access to healthcare facilities in rural areas and their indefatigable efforts to rein in COVID-19 pandemic in the country

India's one million all-women ASHA volunteers honoured by WHO
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India's one million all-women ASHA volunteers honoured by WHO

The more than 1 million female volunteers were honoured for their crucial role in linking the community with the health system, to ensure those living in rural poverty get access to primary health care services, said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

World Health Organisation confirms 80 monkeypox cases in 11 countries
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World Health Organisation confirms 80 monkeypox cases in 11 countries

In a statement, the WHO said the virus is endemic in some animal populations in a number of countries, leading to occasional outbreaks among local people and travelers

WHO authorises China's CanSinoBIO COVID-19 vaccine
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WHO authorises China's CanSinoBIO COVID-19 vaccine

Convidecia was found to have 64 per cent efficacy against symptomatic disease and 92 per cent efficacy against severe COVID-19, the WHO said

WHO: China's COVID-19 plan 'unsustainable' due to highly-infectious Omicron variant
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WHO: China's COVID-19 plan 'unsustainable' due to highly-infectious Omicron variant

The ruthless and often chaotic implementation of zero-COVID in China has stirred considerable resentment and food shortages in Shanghai, where some residents have been under lockdown for more than a month

Coronavirus may be linked to cases of severe hepatitis in children, studies suggest
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Coronavirus may be linked to cases of severe hepatitis in children, studies suggest

According to a study in the Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, the disease could be caused due to the adenovirus infection coming in contact with lingering particles of the coronavirus in the intestinal tract, leading to an overreaction of the immune system.

US marks millionth COVID-19 death; ‘each an irreplaceable loss’, says President Joe Biden
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US marks millionth COVID-19 death; ‘each an irreplaceable loss’, says President Joe Biden

The announcement comes as world leaders attend a global virtual COVID summit focused on efforts to bring the pandemic under control and prepare for future health emergencies

India doesn't agree to WHO's estimate of Covid deaths, says Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
India

India doesn't agree to WHO's estimate of Covid deaths, says Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

Mansukh Mandaviya said the registration of births and deaths in the country is extremely robust and is governed by the decades-old statutory legal framework the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1969

WHO COVID-19 death report 'baseless', attempt to 'tarnish' India's image, say state health ministers
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WHO COVID-19 death report 'baseless', attempt to 'tarnish' India's image, say state health ministers

According to the ministers, India has a robust, efficient and comprehensive system for registering deaths and all COVID-19 fatalities are systematically recorded transparently following a legal process

Congress slams government over WHO COVID-19 death figures, demands commission to analyse fatalities
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Congress slams government over WHO COVID-19 death figures, demands commission to analyse fatalities

According to the WHO report, there were 4.7 million excess COVID-19 deaths in India, which is 10 times the official figure and almost a third of COVID-19 deaths globally

COVID-19: WHO death estimates have no scientific basis, says expert
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COVID-19: WHO death estimates have no scientific basis, says expert

WHO gave an estimate on modelling, the basic epidemiological principle is ignored, claimed senior epidemiologist at AIIMS Delhi, Dr Sanjay Rai

WHO's data and Congress' beta are wrong, says BJP; accuses Rahul Gandhi of doing politics over COVID-19 deaths
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WHO's data and Congress' beta are wrong, says BJP; accuses Rahul Gandhi of doing politics over COVID-19 deaths

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said the WHO's methodology to calculate estimated deaths in India due to the virus is 'flawed' and the Indian government had conveyed its objections to the organisation

India's COVID-19 toll the highest, says WHO; government questions validity of model
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India's COVID-19 toll the highest, says WHO; government questions validity of model

According to the report, there were 4.7 million COVID deaths in India -- 10 times the official figures and almost a third of COVID deaths globally

COVID-19 pandemic killed 13 to 17 million in 2020-21, estimates WHO
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COVID-19 pandemic killed 13 to 17 million in 2020-21, estimates WHO

The WHO said that most of the excess deaths -- 84 per cent -- were concentrated in southeast Asia, Europe and the Americas

Bharat Biotech must address WHO's Covaxin supply suspension to avoid EUL cancellation: MEA
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Bharat Biotech must address WHO's Covaxin supply suspension to avoid EUL cancellation: MEA

Following an inspection of the Bharat Biotech premises on 14 March for Covaxin's EUL, WHO announced the suspension of the vaccine's supply owing to deficiencies in good manufacturing practices

WHO warns Salmonellosis outbreak in US, Europe linked to chocolate products; all you need to know about the disease
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WHO warns Salmonellosis outbreak in US, Europe linked to chocolate products; all you need to know about the disease

The outbreak has been epidemiologically and molecularly linked to chocolate produced in Belgium and distributed globally to over 113 countries and territories across all WHO Regions

World Immunization Week: Check date, theme and significance amid COVID-19
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World Immunization Week: Check date, theme and significance amid COVID-19

This year the theme for World Immunization Week is ‘Long Life for All’. The purpose of this theme is to highlight how vaccines make it possible for people to protect loved ones and live a long, healthy life

WHO 'strongly recommends' Pfizer's COVID-19 pill: Five things to know about Paxlovid
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WHO 'strongly recommends' Pfizer's COVID-19 pill: Five things to know about Paxlovid

WHO's recommendation was based on the findings of two trials involving almost 3,100 patients which showed that Paxlovid reduced the risk of hospital admission by 85 percent

WHO's centre in India aims to strengthen 'evidence-based traditional medicine'
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WHO's centre in India aims to strengthen 'evidence-based traditional medicine'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced USD 250 million investment to establish the centre with an interim office and a 10-year commitment for operating costs