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WHO Foundation launched to support critical health needs

WHO Foundation launched to support critical health needs

🕔07:18, 28.May 2020

Geneva, May 28  The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the creation of the WHO Foundation, an independent grant-making entity that will support the organization’s efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said

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WHO warns of COVID-19 ‘second peak’ as lockdowns ease

WHO warns of COVID-19 ‘second peak’ as lockdowns ease

🕔16:20, 26.May 2020

Geneva, May 26  Countries could see a “second peak” of coronavirus cases during the first wave of the pandemic if lockdown restrictions were lifted too soon, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Mike Ryan, the WHO’s head of emergencies,

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WHO suspends HCQ clinical trial on COVID-19 patients

WHO suspends HCQ clinical trial on COVID-19 patients

🕔10:29, 26.May 2020

Geneva, May 26  Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General, said that a clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) on COVID-19 patients has come to “a temporary pause”, while the safety data of the the anti-malaria drug was being

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COVID-19 vaccines must be recognised as public goods: WHO

COVID-19 vaccines must be recognised as public goods: WHO

🕔07:11, 23.May 2020

Geneva, May 23  The World Health Organization (WHO) has reiterated that COVID-19 vaccines must be recognised as public goods for the whole world, and that all countries must contribute. “We can’t prevent pathogens, germs from crossing our borders. And that’s

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Over 100,000 new Covid cases recorded in last 24 hrs: WHO

Over 100,000 new Covid cases recorded in last 24 hrs: WHO

🕔07:12, 21.May 2020

Geneva, May 21  Highlighting its continuing peril around the world even as its spread slows in some areas of Asia and Europe and lockdown restrictions are eased, coronavirus has infected 106,000 people in the last 24 hours – the largest

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Trump threatens to pull out of WHO over subservience to China

Trump threatens to pull out of WHO over subservience to China

🕔14:20, 19.May 2020

Washington, May 19 Accusing the World Health Organization (WHO) of “alarming lack of independence from” China, US President Donald Trump has threatened to pull out of the agency and end its funding if it did not institute reforms within a

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‘We did our best on COVID-19’: Harsh Vardhan tells WHO

‘We did our best on COVID-19’: Harsh Vardhan tells WHO

🕔06:52, 19.May 2020

New Delhi, May 19 “I think we did our best and we did well,” were the words of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan who said India took the COVID-19 outbreak with “highest level of political commitment”. He was speaking at the

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WHO prepares to host 73rd Assembly

WHO prepares to host 73rd Assembly

🕔13:29, 18.May 2020

Geneva, May 18  The World Health Organization (WHO), which has been at the forefront of the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, was preparing to launch one of its most complex assemblies since its inception. On Monday, representatives of the

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India among 58 nations questioning WHO on COVID-19 response

India among 58 nations questioning WHO on COVID-19 response

🕔06:42, 18.May 2020

New Delhi, May 18 India is among 58 nations, including 27 European Union members, who have moved a draft resolution demanding evaluation of the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s response towards the novel coronavirus pandemic. The European Union-led draft resolution on global

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WHO chief calls for new global policy to expand access to COVID-19 tools

WHO chief calls for new global policy to expand access to COVID-19 tools

🕔07:22, 16.May 2020

Geneva, May 16  World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged world leaders to come together and develop a new global policy to expand access to COVID-19-related technology achievements. Speaking at an online press conference from Geneva on Friday,

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Hard to predict when pandemic will be over: WHO officials

Hard to predict when pandemic will be over: WHO officials

🕔07:43, 14.May 2020

Geneva, May 14 (IANS) Officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) have said it is hard to predict when the pandemic will be over, but countries should stay positive and collaborate closely. “We have a new virus entering the human population

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WHO pays tribute to nurses, health professionals

WHO pays tribute to nurses, health professionals

🕔07:41, 12.May 2020

Geneva, May 12  The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday paid tribute to nurses and all health professionals, a day ahead of the International Nurses Day. “Happy International Nurses Day for tomorrow! And of course we should pay tribute to

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COVID-19 cases reported to WHO exceed 3 million worldwide

COVID-19 cases reported to WHO exceed 3 million worldwide

🕔07:22, 30.Apr 2020

Geneva, April 30 The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) has exceeded 3 million worldwide, according to the latest statistics from the WHO on Wednesday. The WHO COVID-19 dashboard updated at 11 p.m. CET

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Don’t issue virus ‘immunity passports’: WHO

Don’t issue virus ‘immunity passports’: WHO

🕔10:54, 26.Apr 2020

Geneva, April 26  Governments should not issue so-called “immunity passports” or “risk-free certificates” as a way of easing lockdowns, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The WHO’s guidance is based on evidence from researchers all around the world. But it

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WHO, global partners join forces to develop COVID-19 technologies

WHO, global partners join forces to develop COVID-19 technologies

🕔06:41, 25.Apr 2020

Geneva, April 25  The World Health Organization (WHO), together with a group of global partners, launched a groundbreaking collaboration to accelerate both the development and equitable access to new essential technologies for COVID-19. At a virtual conference on Friday, WHO

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The virus will be with us for a long time: WHO chief

The virus will be with us for a long time: WHO chief

🕔07:17, 23.Apr 2020

Geneva, April 23 The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that the coronavirus continues to be extremely dangerous and will remain for a long time. “Make no mistake: We have a long way to go. This virus will be with

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Lifting lockdown restrictions is not end of epidemic: WHO

Lifting lockdown restrictions is not end of epidemic: WHO

🕔11:26, 20.Apr 2020

Geneva, April 20  World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday that lifting lockdown restrictions for COVID-19 is not the end of the epidemic, it’s just the beginning of the next phase. Speaking at the Group of

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Trump halts funding to WHO

Trump halts funding to WHO

🕔07:06, 15.Apr 2020

Washington, April 15 US President Donald Trump announced that his administration is halting the nation’s funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). Addressing the daily briefing at White House on Tuesday, Trump said, “I am directing my administration to halt funding

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Coronavirus 10 times deadlier than Swine Flu: WHO

Coronavirus 10 times deadlier than Swine Flu: WHO

🕔06:51, 14.Apr 2020

New York, April 14  In first such bold admission, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said that the SARS-CoV2 — the new corovavirus that has infected over 18 lakh people and killed over 1.17 lakh globally — is at

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WHO South-East Asia Region needs 1.9 mn more nurses, midwives

WHO South-East Asia Region needs 1.9 mn more nurses, midwives

🕔12:50, 8.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 8  Countries in the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia Region which includes India need to redouble efforts to strengthen and expand their nurses and midwives cadre by 1.9 million to achieve health for all by 2030, said

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