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Why WHO Optimistic About Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine? How Others Stack at AZD1222?

Finally, a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University’s Jenner Institute and licensed to the multinational pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca has emerged as the favourite of World Health Organization scientists out of about 23 vaccines in their Phase III trial, after reporting success and safety in the first two phases. For India, this vaccine is important as AstraZeneca, among others, had entered ...

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UN, WHO create new fund for Coronavirus

A new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Solidarity Response Fund to raise money from donors to support the World Health Organization (WHO) respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first-of-its-kind, has been created by the United Nations Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, together with WHO. The fund has already lined up support from Facebook and Google who have instituted a matching scheme ...

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Increasing Public Expenditure on Healthcare

The Twelfth Five Year Plan projected to increase total public fund, plan and non-plan on core health to 1.87 per cent of GDP by the end of Twelfth Plan. The National Health Policy, 2017 envisages increasing public expenditure on health to 2.5% of GDP in a time bound manner by 2025. As per WHO Global Health Expenditure database 2014, the ...

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Trial Results Show Ebola Vaccine Developed by Merck is Working: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that an experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea. WHO said that an international vaccine-focussed organization, GAVI, provided $5 million to Merck, and the medical firm committed to ensure that 300,000 doses of the vaccine are available for emergency use ...

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Life Expectancy: Indian women live longer than men

Life expectancy has escalated to a great extent since 1990 as people even in poor nations are living longer than ever, though many of them struggling with sickness and age-old ailments, finds a new study. In India, between 1990 and 2013, life expectancy for men and women has elevated by 6.9 years and 10.3 years, respectively. Photo Credit: Pedro Ribeiro ...

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