World Tobacco Day: WHO honours Dr Harsh Vardhan for his efforts in tobacco control

Geneva: World Health Organisation (WHO) has awarded Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan with `WHO Director-General Special Recognition Award` for his accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. Every year, WHO recognises individuals or organisations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. This recognition takes the form […]

World No Tobacco Day: Smokers face 50% higher risk of developing severe disease, death from COVID-19, says WHO

New Delhi: World No Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on May 31 and marks the yearly celebration where the World Health Organization (WHO) informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco. In view of the current coronavirus situation, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on May 28 said that smokers have up to […]

At least 115,000 health workers have died from COVID-19: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

New Delhi: At least 115,000 health and care workers have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) chief said on Monday (May 24), calling for a dramatic scale-up of vaccination in all countries. At the opening of the World Health Organization’s main annual assembly, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus […]

World is at risk of ‘vaccine apartheid’, says WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus

Paris: Highlighting the gap of vaccinations between high-income countries and low and lower-middle countries, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday (May 17) said that the world is at risk of `vaccine apartheid`. Speaking at the Paris Peace Forum Spring Meeting, Ghebreyesus said: “I think I would go one step further and […]

WHO Chief asks countries not to vaccinate kids and donate to COVAX as COVID-19 to be ‘more deadly’ this year

New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday (May 14, 2021) asked countries not to vaccinate kids and urged them to donate vaccines to COVAX as COVID-19 to be ‘more deadly’ this year. During a press briefing, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the fact that so many people are still not protected […]

COVID-19 situation in India a ‘devastating reminder’ of what virus can do: WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday (April 23, 2021) commented on the deteriorating COVID-19 situation in India and said that it is a ‘devastating reminder’ of what the virus can do. Tedros also said that the WHO is ‘deeply concerned’ about the increasing number of coronavirus cases and […]