World Health Organisation

WHO, Ayush ministry collaborate to promote traditional medicine

18 Nov 2023

India's ministry of Ayush and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have entered into a `Traditional and Complementary Medicine 'Project Collaboration Agreement'

WHO statement on the SARS-CoV-2 variant named Omicron

29 Nov 2021

WHO approves Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for emergency use against Covid-19

03 Nov 2021

WHO labels Wuhan virus mutants spotted in India as 'Delta' and ‘Kappa’

01 Jun 2021

US, WHO launch simultaneous probe into Wuhan virus origins

28 May 2021

India’s health minister Harsh Vardhan elected chairman of WHO executive board

21 May 2020

Ayush ministry, WHO discuss benchmarks for Yoga training

27 Feb 2019

WHO and AYUSH ministry developing benchmarks for Ayurveda

17 Sep 2018

US intransigence on farm issues could jeopardise WTO talks

13 Dec 2017

The eleventh round of ministerial conference (MC 11) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) at Buenos Aires could collapse over US attempts to stonewall Doha Round commitments on agriculture and development and instead introduce new issues

Over 10% of medical products spurious; poor nations worst hit: WHO

06 Dec 2017

WHO to review Sanofi’s dengue vaccine Dengvaxia over safety concerns

05 Dec 2017

The review comes after the French pharma giant’s own admission that its dengue vaccine could have unintended consequences in patients who had never been infected with the mosquito-borne virus and the Philippines halted its use

India scores well in WHO’s latest estimates of spurious drug problem

29 Nov 2017

WHO report gives India high marks for fighting tobacco use

21 Jul 2017

WHO updates ‘essential drugs’ list, aims to fight superbugs

07 Jun 2017

The updated list of 433 medicines, including 30 new medicines for adults and 25 for children, aims at reducing the use of certain categories of “last resort” antibiotics while specifying new uses for nine drugs

Global health officials monitoring possible resurgence of Ebola virus in Congo

27 May 2017

WHO spends more on travel than on fighting AIDS

23 May 2017

WHO to test first malaria vaccine in Africa next year

26 Apr 2017

Drug companies urged to donate more in fight against neglected tropical diseases

20 Apr 2017

WHO publishes first list of drug-resistant killer bugs

28 Feb 2017

The list was drawn up to guide and promote research and development of new antibiotics, as part of WHO’s efforts to address growing resistance among bacteria to medicines currently in use

WHO successfully concludes assessment of India’s vaccine regulatory system

22 Feb 2017

Smoking kills 6 million people a year: WHO report

11 Jan 2017

WHO finally gives nod for HIV self-testing; India takes note

01 Dec 2016

Though India does not allow HIV self-testing, the UN agency's guidance has prompted the Union health ministry to evaluate the proposal

WHO report warns against junk food advertising targeting children

08 Nov 2016

WHO calls for banning e-cigarettes

07 Nov 2016

WHO recommends `soda tax’ on sugary beverages to fight obesity

17 Oct 2016

Unhealthy diet accounts for more than 11 million deaths annually, with four million deaths due to obesity, the UN health agency said while launching a new report