Special article for World Health Day “Everyone is trying to apply the human rights lens. But unfortunately, on key matters of equity, a lot of many communities right now are in the rear-view mirror and…
PM reviews COVID-19 Pandemic situation and Vaccination Program in India Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to review the COVID-19 Pandemic situation and vaccination program in the country. The Prime Minister…
Geneva, 12 March 2021 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today listed the COVID-19 vaccine Ad26.COV2.S, developed by Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), for emergency use in all countries and for COVAX roll-out. The decision comes…
The main disease-causing component of C. diphtheriae is the diphtheria toxin, which is encoded by the `tox’ gene. It is this component that is targeted by vaccines.
Geneva/Vienna 5 March 2021: New guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the procurement of radiotherapy equipment could improve access to this life-saving cancer treatment option that…
November, 21st February 2021. Things are getting worse with COVID-19 in the East African country of Tanzania. The WHO came into action after the death of a major Tanzanian leader from COVID-19. Tanzania, East African…
COVID-19 ADB recovery loans, the Myanmar loan has a C risk categorization. The lower risk for COVID19 loans stems from the fact that loan components include direct budget support and loans towards MSMEs and the private sector.
How can humidity limit the spread of a virus? The humidity created inside the mask may help combat respiratory diseases such as COVID-19.
South Africa announced that it will pause the roll-out of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine because of a study indicating that the vaccine is less effective in preventing mild and moderate infection with the 501Y.V2 variant that is dominant in the country.
Republic Bharat anchor Vikas (35) actually recovered from Covid-19. But lately, he started feeling unwell for some days and was admitted to Kailash Hospital in Noida, where he succumbed to post-corona complications on 4 February 2021.
Africa has watched other regions start COVID-19 vaccination campaigns from the side-lines for too long. This planned roll-out is a critical first step to ensuring the continent gets equitable access to vaccines,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.
The survey was conducted in the same 700 villages or wards in 70 districts in 21 states selected during the first and second rounds of the national serosurvey. A serosurvey involves testing of blood serum of a group of individuals to monitor trends in the prevalence of the novel coronavirus.
Efficacy of Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines is around 95%. While efficacy of Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine is slightly lower at around 70%, but it is cheaper and easier to store than the other two vaccines.
it is very important to promote girl’s education and this is the collective responsibility of parents, community and the government. We have to respect women in the true sense to bring them in the mainstream.
India has begun one of the world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination programs. While countries across the globe are asking India for access to vaccines, there are incidences of misinformation-driven vaccination hesitancy in the country.
The COVID-19 vaccination programs are going on throughout the country. But how are these being conducted? How is the manpower trained for the whole program amidst the pandemic?
Nasal COVID-19 vaccine trials in India : Single-dose nasal COVID-19 vaccine is developed in a partnership with Washington University in St Louis (USA)
New Delhi, Jan 07 : In the light of coronavirus vaccine roll-out, the central government is going to execute a mock drill on vaccine administration on January 08, 2021. These drills are aimed to ensure…
Climate change and COVID-19. There is a complex interplay between the immune system and confounding variables — like crowding — that may be causing high infection rates, rather than air pollution per se
Sore throat and runny nose are usually the first signs of a cold, followed by coughing and sneezing. Most people recover in 7-10 days or so. You can help reduce your risk of getting a cold by washing your hands often and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.