Suicide: A mental health issue

September 14, 2021 17:43 pm

To be called a healthy person, one has to be mentally healthy as well. But sadly, mental health is still not considered as a component of health by many people in Nepal. Mental health is a big issue all over the world and it should be prioritized in Nepal also.

KATHMANDU, September 8: The World Health Organization (WHO) has appealed to the countries in the South East Asia to continue with the regular vaccination along with the ongoing anti-COVID-19 drive.

August 5: The World Health Organization is calling for a halt on COVID-19 vaccine boosters until at least the end of September, its head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday, as the gap between vaccinations in wealthy and poor countries widens.

BRUSSELS, August 4: The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking $11.5 billion in urgent funding to fight the more infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus, a draft report seen by Reuters shows, amid worries wealthy nations are partly bypassing its COVID-19 programmes.

KATHMANDU, August 2:  Marking the ‘World Breastfeeding Week’, UNICEF and the WHO have maintained that breastfeeding is the key to eliminate malnutrition among young children.

GENEVA, July 31: The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

BEIJING, July 23: China cannot accept the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday.

GENEVA, July 13: The World Health Organization's chief scientist has advised individualsagainst mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, saying such decisions should be left to public health authorities.

ZURICH/BENGALARU, July 8: World Health Organization emergencies head Michael Ryan urged countries on Wednesday to use extreme caution when lifting COVID-19 restrictions so as "not to lose the gains you've made".

ZURICH, July 7: The World Health Organization on Tuesday recommended using arthritis drugs Actemra from Roche (ROG.S) and Kevzara from Sanofi (SASY.PA)with corticosteroids for COVID-19 patients after data from some 11,000 patients showed they cut the risk of death.

Amid the COVID-19 response, opportunities to prevent, detect, control and treat non-communicable diseases must be fully harnessed

KATHMANDU, June 24: The World Health Organization (WHO) has refuted the claims that a ‘mix and match’ regimen of Vero Cell and AstraZeneca Covishield Vaccine would yield more effective results.

KATHMANDU, June 3: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that no new variant, other than the previously confirmed ones, has been detected in Nepal.

BEIJING, June 2: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it has approved a COVID-19 vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech (SVA.O) for emergency use listing, paving the way for a second Chinese shot to be used in poor countries.

LONDON, June 1: Coronavirus variants with clunky, alphanumeric names have now been assigned the letters of the Greek Alphabet in a bid to simplify discussion and pronunciation while avoiding stigma.

Legally strong e-commerce?

May 23, 2021 10:19 am

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated in its press briefings and guidelines that overcrowding is the main reason for the increase in the number of COVID-19 infections, and it is well known that most countries around the world have used e-commerce as a major weapon in the fight against COVID-19. There are many reasons why home delivery is a safer and better option in controlling the pandemic.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Showing concern over the fast spreading COVID-19 in Nepal, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the country is in need of emergency aid, at a time when the government has failed to take prompt and effective action to address the crisis.

BEIJING, March 29: A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press.

NEW DELHI, March 28: A World Health Organization (WHO)-backed programme to supply coronavirus vaccines to poorer countries expects that the Serum Institute of India (SII) will resume full deliveries of the AstraZeneca shot to it in May, UNICEF said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, March 7: Nepal on Sunday received the first batch of COVAX vaccine against COVID-19 provided under the World Health Organisation's COVAX facility.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The Covishield vaccine currently being used in Nepal has been approved by the World Health organization (WHO).

GENEVA, Feb 16: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday listed AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, widening access to the relatively inexpensive shot in the developing world.

WUHAN, Feb 11: A World Health Organization team has left China after gaining some new insights into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 2.3 million people — but with the major questions still unanswered.

The vaccine received under the facility will be administered to people above 55 years of age

WUHAN, Feb 3: World Health Organization investigators on Wednesday visited a research center in the Chinese city of Wuhan that has been the subject of speculation about the origins of the coronavirus.

BEIJING, Jan 29: After a two-week quarantine, the real work can begin. Maybe.

WUHAN, CHINA, Jan 28: A World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic left a quarantine hotel in Wuhan on Thursday to begin field work, two weeks after arriving in the Chinese city where the virus emerged in late 2019.

WUHAN, Jan 14: A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries.

The samples will reach a laboratory in Hong Kong on Monday: Government

GENEVA, Dec 30: The head of the World Health Organization, marking a year since the first cases of the novel coronavirus were reported by China, urged countries on Wednesday to ensure that vaccines are made available to people at risk everywhere, not just in rich nations.

GENEVA, Dec 23: Weekly COVID-19 cases rose by the highest amount since the pandemic began, the World Health Organization said late on Tuesday, with the Americas accounting for half of them.

GENEVA/ZURICH, Dec 22: The World Health Organization cautioned against major alarm over a new, highly infectious variant of the coronavirus that has emerged in Britain, saying this was a normal part of a pandemic’s evolution.

What the trend is in Nepal and other countries.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: It may take more than a year to get COVID-19 vaccines in the Asia Pacific Region, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

SINGAPORE, Dec 17: Beijing will welcome an international team of COVID-19 investigators due to travel to China in January, said the World Health Organization (WHO), which is leading the mission.

GENEVA, Dec 6: The World Health Organization hopes to have half a billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines available for distribution by the global COVAX initiative in the first quarter of 2021, its chief scientist said on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Although it has been said that the COVID-19 vaccine will be made available for 3 percent of the population in Nepal, it has not been specified who will be among them. The World Health Organization (WHO) is preparing to provide vaccines to 3 percent of the population in the first phase. Following which, the plan is to vaccinate 20 percent of the population by adding 17 percent in the second phase. COVAX plans to purchase and supply 2 billion doses of the vaccine to participating nations by the end of 2021.

KATHMANDU, November 23: As Nepal's COVID-19 test positivity rate hovers around 20 percent, the World Health Organization (WHO) officials are deeply concerned, saying that many more active cases are being left out.

GENEVA, Nov 21: The World Health Organization said on Friday it has suspended Gilead’s remdesivir from its so-called prequalification list, an official list of medicines used as a benchmark for procurement by developing countries, after issuing guidance against its use in hospitalised COVID-19 patients.

LONDON, Nov 20: Gilead’s remdesivir is not recommended for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, regardless of how ill they are, as there is no evidence the drug improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation, a World Health Organization panel said on Friday.

GENEVA, Nov 11: A senior U.S. government official complained Tuesday that the World Health Organization has not shared enough information about its planned mission to China to investigate the animal origins of the coronavirus.

“As COVID-19 disrupts immunizations, urgent action needed to protect most vulnerable children from deadly and debilitating diseases”

GENEVA, Oct 20: Europe and North America should follow the example of Asian states by persevering with anti-COVID measures and quarantining anyone who comes into contact with infected people, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said on Monday.

GENEVA, Oct 6: The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization said Monday the agency’s “best estimates” indicate roughly 1 in 10 people worldwide may have been infected by the coronavirus — more than 20 times the number of confirmed cases — and warned of a difficult period ahead.

GENEVA, Oct 5: Roughly 1 in 10 people may have been infected with the novel coronavirus, leaving the vast majority of the world’s population vulnerable to the related COVID-19 disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: The World Health Organization has maintained that the COVID-19 testing will soon be available at the cost of five dollars.

GENEVA/ZURICH, Sept 26: The global death toll from COVID-19 could double to 2 million before a successful vaccine is widely used and could be even higher without concerted action to curb the pandemic, an official at the World Health Organization said on Friday.

SINGAPORE, Sept 17: More than 170 countries have joined the World Health Organisation’s COVAX facility to boost development of vaccines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the body’s director general.

WASHINGTON, Sept 14: The World Health Organization reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours.

LONDON, Sept 3: Seventy-six wealthy nations are now committed to joining a global COVID-19 vaccine allocation plan co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO) that aims to help buy and fairly distribute the shots, the project’s co-lead said on Wednesday.