The head of the World Health Organisation on Monday called the recent surge in coronavirus in India “beyond heartbreaking” and that the UN agency has dispatched critical supplies to the country
The WHO is “aware of vaccines being diverted and reintroduced into the supply chain, with no guarantee that cold chain has been maintained,” WHO chief said, adding that counterfeit vaccines have been sold on the internet, primarily on the dark web. There have also been reports of “criminal groups” reusing empty vaccine vials.
The report titled ‘Global, regional and national estimates for intimate partner violence against women and global and regional estimates for non-partner sexual violence against women’ is developed by WHO and the UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP) for the United Nations Inter-Agency Working Group on Violence Against Women Estimation and Data.
Evidence of mass trauma has been presented by other organisations, such as the International Council of Nurses, which warned on January 13 of the effects of the pandemic on nurses’ mental health.
The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution calling for improved access to COVID-19 vaccines in conflict-hit or impoverished regions.
World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has finally addressed the possibilities of wealthy nations hoarding COVID-19 vaccines which would drag out the pandemic and suggested that these nations should avoid mistakes of the past.