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Acute health needs in Afghanistan must be urgently addressed and health gains protected: WHO

WHO DG in Afghanistan

KABUL/CAIRO/GENEVA 22 September 2021 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that serious health needs in Afghanistan must be addressed urgently and health benefits must be protected. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, and Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean said …

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Researchers sequence the genome of herb, Giloy

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New Delhi, Sep 06: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Bhopal have sequenced the genome of Giloy, a medicinal herb that is extensively used in allopathic pharmaceuticals and ayurvedic formulations to treat various health conditions. What is Giloy? Giloy is an important multipurpose medicinal plant in Ayurvedic science. It has …

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DCGI approves advanced trials for Biological E. Limited’s COVID- 19 vaccine

COVID-19 News

CORBEVAX™ vaccine against COVID-19 has been approved for conducting Phase III comparator safety and immunogenicity trial in adults New Delhi, Sep 06: The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved Hyderabad-based Biological E. Limited for conducting Phase III comparator safety and immunogenicity trial in adults of its CORBEVAX™ vaccine …

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PAHO Director urges countries to prioritize hard-hit indigenous communities in COVID-19 pandemic responses

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Marks “grim pandemic milestone” of two million deaths in the Americas and calls for more vaccines to combat the pandemic. More than Six Lakhs indigenous people have been infected with COVID-19 in the Americas Washington, D.C., Aug. 7, 2021 (PAHO)— Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne reported that …

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Single-shot COVID-19 vaccine produces an immune response against variants

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Credit NIAID NIH

The immune response to the single-shot Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine remained robust against variants of SARS-CoV-2. Although the vaccine produced fewer neutralizing antibodies against the variants than the original virus, the overall immune response suggests strong protection. —by Sharon Reynolds (NIH ) To date (June 29, 2021), three vaccines …

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India has a robust system of recording Covid-19 deaths

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Myths Vs. Facts on COVID-19 mortality figures Inferences drawn from the comparison of HMIS and CRS data on Covid-19 deaths are fallacious and speculative New Delhi 14 JUL 2021 (PIB): There have been some speculative media reports claiming higher fatality figures due to COVID-19 based on data from National Health …

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WHO updates guidance regarding myocarditis and pericarditis reported with COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

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COVID-19 subcommittee of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS): updated guidance regarding myocarditis and pericarditis reported with COVID-19 mRNA vaccines COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and Myocarditis: benefits outweigh the risks, says WHO committee | The Link Between Myocarditis and COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Geneva, Friday, 9 July 2021: On …

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