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The World Health Organization said that 20 of Gaza's 36 hospitals are no longer functioning, including a pediatric hospital that stopped operations after a reported Israeli strike in the area. “If there is a hell on earth today, its name is northern Gaza,” the UN humanitarian agency said.
In 2021, WHO endorsed the first malaria vaccine in what it described as a “historic” effort to end the devastating toll the mosquito-transmitted disease has on Africa, home to most of the world's estimated 200 million cases and 400,000 deaths.
Adcetris (Brentuximab Vedotin) is a CD30-directed antibody-drug conjugate indicated for the treatment of patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma after the failure of an autologous stem cell transplant and systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
"I commend India for their steps in advancing Universal Health Coverage and the Ayushman Bharat scheme which is the world 's largest health assurance initiative," said the WHO chief in Gujarat.
" I don't see it only as medicinal, but I think given the climate change we're witnessing now, planting trees is very important... So, I'm happy to be called Tulsi Bhai, given the prominence of the plant," said Ghebreyesus in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
WHO's Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will inaugurate the event in the presence of Minister of Health Mansukh Mandaviya and Minister of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal.
WHO Chief Scientist Jeremy Farrar, who is attending the third G20 Health Working Group meeting in Hyderabad, praised India for the way it has hosted the G20 presidency despite complications and tensions around the world.
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The analysis found that the product contained unacceptable amounts of diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol as contaminants.
Notably, the virus was first traced in North American waterfowl in 2002. It is known to infect horses, dogs and seals.
WHO chief on COVID origin: "Without full access to the information that China has, you cannot say this or that," said Tedros Ghebreyesus in response to a question about the origin of the virus.
"Without full access to the information that China has, all hypotheses are on the table. That's why we have been asking China to be cooperative on this," said the WHO chief.
COVID-19: During a review meeting on COVID situation, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya virtually interacted with the health ministers of the states and union territories and advised them to ramp up vaccination of all eligible population, especially of the elderly and vulnerable population group.
Earlier last month, the US Department of Energy reassessed the theory of lab leaks and reclaimed that the lethal virus leaked from a lab in China's Wuhan city in 2019.
"We remain hopeful that in the coming year, the world will transition to a new phase in which we reduce hospitalizations and deaths to the lowest possible level,” said Ghebreyesus.
Cough syrups row: The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that over the past four months, countries reported several incidents of over-the-counter cough syrups for children with confirmed or suspected contamination with high levels of diethylene glycol (DEG) and ethylene glycol (EG).
Covid 19: China saw an unprecedented nationwide outbreak of the coronavirus after abruptly easing Covid restrictions due to protests against its Zero Covid policy.
XBB.1.5, nicknamed Kraken, is "the most transmissible sub-variant which has been detected yet," said WHO's Covid-19 technical lead, Maria Van Kerkhove, during a press conference.
WHO called on China to strengthen viral sequencing, clinical management, and impact assessment, and expressed willingness to provide support on these areas, as well as on risk communications on vaccination to counter hesitancy.