World Health Organisation (who)
India  /  Published 16.10.19

Acute malnutrition deaths overestimated, says study

Death rates among young children in India suffering from severe acute malnutrition are grossly overestimated and need to be corrected to guide policy-makers and turn the focus on preventive, home-base...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 19.05.20

Trump threatens to 'permanently freeze' WHO funding

In an ultimatum to the WHO, US President Donald Trump has said he would 'reconsider' America's membership of the UN health body and threatened to 'permanently freeze' the funding to it if it failed to...
By PTI in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 20.04.20

WHO: Time for reform

Timing, evidently, is not Donald Trump’s forte. Even as the world grapples with the health and economic costs of a raging pandemic, the president of the United States of America has announced that h...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 13.04.20

EU: Death of an idea

Europe continues to be the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, even though the World Health Organization is suggesting that there are signs of some stabilization in the outbreak. Michael Ryan, the ...
By Harsh V. Pant

Opinion  /  Published 06.04.20

Health workers need protection

To send soldiers into battle without armour is the mark of a heartless government. But this accusation cannot be levelled against the Indian government alone. Insufficiency of personal protective equi...
By The Editorial Board


World  /  Published 03.04.20

WHO alarm over W. Asia

The World Health Organisation has sounded the alarm about a spike in coronavirus cases across West Asia and called on governments and citizens to do more to stop its spread.In a statement released on ...
By New York Times News Service in New York

Opinion  /  Published 25.03.20

A dangerous & false sense of safety

Bangar’s subject was the need of the people. One could add here analyses from other doctors and commentators, saying, for example, that India was under-testing: so far, around 16,000 people have bee...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

West Bengal  /  Published 21.03.20

US tourist partner positive in Bhutan

The partner of an American tourist who tested positive for the coronavirus in Bhutan has also been found to be infected, hours before she was to leave the quarantine facility upon completion of the 14...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

India  /  Published 18.03.20

Hand-wringing to break the chain

Bright minds in Kerala have found the ideal way of teaching coronavirus safety: a lot of hand-wringing.A federation of event managers in the state has released a short Kathakali video featuring the ex...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 16.03.20

ICU norms on cards, just in case

A panel of critical care specialists is set to release guidelines for doctors across the country to manage any unprecedented surge in the demand for intensive care unit beds from anticipated growing n...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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