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World Health Organisation

The iTFA challenge

The iTFA challenge

The World Health Organisation has set a consumption limit for industrial Trans Fatty Acids (iTFA) at less than one...
Updated 10 Apr, 2024 03:02am
Moldova denies it has approved Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 shot
World

Moldova denies it has approved Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 shot

  • Sorina Stefirta told journalists that the Sputnik V vaccine would only be approved in Moldova after it had been registered by the World Health Organisation.
  • The Russian Direct Investment Fund and former Moldovan president Igor Dodon earlier said the shot had been approved.
Published 26 Feb, 2021 08:21pm
Pakistan to receive 17.2 million COVID-19 doses through COVAX
Pakistan

Pakistan to receive 17.2 million COVID-19 doses through COVAX

  • The distribution list includes doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, licensed to the Serum Institute of India, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine.
  • The distribution aims to cover an average of 3.3% of total population of 145 countries by mid-2021.
Published 04 Feb, 2021 11:44am
WHO team probing COVID-19 visits Wuhan lab, meets 'Bat Woman'
World

WHO team probing COVID-19 visits Wuhan lab, meets 'Bat Woman'

  • A team of investigators led by the World Health Organization visited a virus research laboratory in China’s central city of Wuhan and met with a prominent virologist there in its search for clues to the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The experts spent about 3-1/2 hours at the heavily-guarded Wuhan Institute of Virology, which has been at the centre of some conspiracy theories that claim a laboratory leak caused the city’s first coronavirus outbreak at the end of 2019.
Published 03 Feb, 2021 07:34pm