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WHO first got virus outbreak info from its office, not China

WHO first got virus outbreak info from its office, not China

🕔18:55, 4.Jul 2020

Geneva, July 4  China did not come forward on its own to report to the World Health Organization (WHO) that it had a problem in Wuhan following the virus outbreak late last year, according to the updated information the UN

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WHO urges countries to wake up, take control’ of COVID-19

WHO urges countries to wake up, take control’ of COVID-19

🕔11:10, 4.Jul 2020

Geneva, July 4  The World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic to “wake up” to the situation on the ground and to “take control” of the spread of the virus. “People need to wake up.

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WHO says AstraZeneca, Modena leading vaccine race

WHO says AstraZeneca, Modena leading vaccine race

🕔07:51, 27.Jun 2020

Geneva, June 27  After admitting that the world may have a Covid-19 vaccine within one year or even a few months earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said that UK-based AstraZeneca is leading the vaccine race while US-based

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WHO to raise $31.3 billion against Covid-19

WHO to raise $31.3 billion against Covid-19

🕔07:50, 27.Jun 2020

Geneva, June 27  The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the WHO-led global response to Covid-19 needs $31.3 billion for therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics over the next 12 months, including two billion doses of vaccines. The money would go to

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Pandemic entering ‘new and dangerous phase’: WHO

Pandemic entering ‘new and dangerous phase’: WHO

🕔07:35, 20.Jun 2020

Geneva, June 20  The World Health Organization has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is entering a “new and dangerous” phase. Thursday saw the most cases in a single day reported to the WHO. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the day had

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WHO welcomes dexamethasone results, calls for cautious use against COVID-19

WHO welcomes dexamethasone results, calls for cautious use against COVID-19

🕔11:12, 18.Jun 2020

Geneva, June 18  The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed the positive results of dexamethasone in treating the novel coronavirus, while warning that the drug should not be used on mild cases or for prevention purposes. At a virtual press briefing

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WHO concerned about COVID-19 impact

WHO concerned about COVID-19 impact

🕔07:06, 13.Jun 2020

Geneva, June 13  The World Health Organization (WHO) said it is “especially concerned” about the impact of COVID-19 on women, children and adolescents. Speaking at a virtual press conference from Geneva on Friday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that

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WHO warns of COVID-19 explosion risks in South Asia

WHO warns of COVID-19 explosion risks in South Asia

🕔11:15, 6.Jun 2020

Geneva, June 6  The World Health Organization (WHO) said that as the COVID-19 cases were growing at an alarming rate in South Asia, there were risks of an explosion of the virus in the densely-populated region. “Particularly in South Asia,

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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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Harsh Vardhan to take over 34-member WHO Executive Board

Harsh Vardhan to take over 34-member WHO Executive Board

🕔16:37, 22.May 2020

New Delhi, May 22 India’s health Minister Harsh Vardhan is going to take charge as the chairman of the WHO’s Executive Board later on Friday. At a time when the credibility of the World Health Organization (WHO) has plummeted to an

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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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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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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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