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UK pledges £340 million for WHO, calls for end to ‘ugly rifts’

09 September, 2020 8:06 am 8:06 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will pledge on Saturday a 30% increase in funding for the World Health Organization while urging reforms to the global health body and calling for a revival of cross-border cooperation to end “ugly rifts”. Delivering a recorded speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Johnson will … Read More

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WHO acknowledges Pakistan’s coronavirus containment

09 September, 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am

NEW YORK (92 News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged Pakistan for effectively containment the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Addressing a function in Islamabad in connection with World Patients Safety Day, WHO Country Representative Dr Palitha Mahipala said Pakistan is one of the seven countries in the world to overcome the pandemic. He said … Read More

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WHO says 172 countries engaging with global COVID-19 vaccine plan

08 August, 2020 5:17 pm 5:17 pm

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – Some 172 countries are engaging with the COVAX facility designed to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organization said on Monday, but more funding is needed and countries need now to make binding commitments. Countries wishing to be part of the global COVAX plan have until Aug. 31 to … Read More


WHO chief hopes coronavirus pandemic will last less than two years

08 August, 2020 10:16 pm 10:16 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization hopes the coronavirus pandemic will be shorter than the 1918 Spanish flu and last less than two years, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday, if the world unites and succeeds in finding a vaccine. The WHO has always been cautious about giving estimates on how quickly … Read More

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WHO says people in 20s, 30s, 40s increasingly driving pandemic

08 August, 2020 8:35 am 8:35 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The spread of the coronavirus is being increasingly driven by people aged in their 20s, 30s and 40s and many are not aware that they have been infected, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) regional director for the Western Pacific said on Tuesday. “This increases the risk of spillovers to the more … Read More

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Coronavirus vaccine nationalism ‘will not help us’: WHO

08 August, 2020 12:33 pm 12:33 pm

GENEVA (AFP) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Friday that “vaccine nationalism” will not save the world, stating that rich countries who do come up with a vaccine for coronavirus will not be able to benefit by hogging it and keeping the anecdote from poor nations.  WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it would … Read More

“Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”

08 August, 2020 4:48 pm 4:48 pm

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated every year from August 1-7 across the world to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies. The international theme for WBW 2020 is Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet. The focus is on the impact of infant feeding on the environment and the imperative to protect, promote and … Read More

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There is no ‘zero risk’ in easing travel restrictions: WHO

07 July, 2020 4:22 pm 4:22 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – There is no “zero risk” strategy for countries easing international travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and essential travel for emergencies should remain the priority, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.  In a long-awaited update to its guidance on travel, the United Nations global health agency said cross-border trips for emergencies, humanitarian … Read More

WHO says COVID-19 pandemic is ‘one big wave’, not seasonal

07 July, 2020 5:18 pm 5:18 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization on Tuesday warned against complacency about new coronavirus transmission in the northern hemisphere summer, saying that this virus did not behave like influenza that tended to follow seasonal trends. “People are still thinking about seasons. What we all need to get our heads around is this is a … Read More

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No return to ‘old normal’ as virus cases top 15 mln with 620,000 deaths...

07 July, 2020 11:08 am 11:08 am

GENEVA (92 News) – World Health Organization has urged people everywhere to play a part in preventing further spread of coronavirus as global cases have surpassed 15 million, with nearly 620,000 deaths. Speaking in Geneva, WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that most cases are in just 10 countries and we are asking everyone to … Read More

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West Congo Ebola cases up to 60, funerals a risk: WHO

07 July, 2020 10:06 pm 10:06 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – Ebola cases in western Democratic Republic of Congo have risen to 60, with funerals a particular concern for disease spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. WHO emergencies expert Mike Ryan said another three cases were detected at the weekend, making a total of 56 confirmed and four probable infections … Read More

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China says it will respond resolutely if UK sanctions officials

07 July, 2020 12:45 pm 12:45 pm

 LONDON (Reuters) – China will respond resolutely to any attempt by Britain to sanction Chinese officials following the imposition of a security law in Hong Kong, its ambassador in London said on Sunday. Earlier this month Britain introduced a new sanctions regime to target individuals it says are involved in human rights abuses or organised … Read More

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WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases for second da...

07 July, 2020 8:13 am 8:13 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, with the total rising by 259,848 in 24 hours. The biggest increases reported on Saturday were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report. The previous WHO … Read More

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WHO advance team on way to China to set up probe into virus origin

07 July, 2020 9:07 pm 9:07 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – An advance team from the World Health Organization (WHO) has left for China to organise an investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus which sparked the global pandemic, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The virus is believed to have emerged in a wholesale market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan … Read More

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“It’s going to happen again,” says former New Zealand PM ...

07 July, 2020 9:00 am 9:00 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s former prime minister Helen Clark warned if the world remained “flat-footed” in its response to pandemics it faces future economic, social and political crisis, after she was appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to lead a review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO announced late on … Read More