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Breach of COVID-19 safety protocols: GMA calls for action

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The Ghana Medical Association (GMA), has urged law enforcement agencies to investigate and deal with the organisers of the funeral of Kwadwo Owusu...
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WHO envoy: Global eradication of coronavirus not a reasonable target

Global eradication of the coronavirus is not currently a reasonable target, a special envoy on Covid-19 for the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on...
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WHO asks for re-checks of research on possible new virus origin

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Samples from a study suggesting that COVID-19 was circulating outside China by October 2019 have been re-tested at the World Health Organization's (WHO) request,...
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Nigerian government accuses Twitter of double standards, supporting secessionists

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The Nigerian government on Wednesday expressed doubts about Twitter's mission in the country, accusing the U.S. technology company of double standards and supporting the...
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Norway to donate one million Covid-19 vaccine doses through COVAX

Norway will provide 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries through the COVAX vaccine-sharing programme co-founded by the World Health Organization (WHO). "There is...
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WHO urges again for “de-politicized environment” for COVID-19 virus origin study

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The World Health Organization (WHO) urged again on Friday for a "de-politicized environment" for the study on COVID-19 virus origin, as the whole process...
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WHO Conducts Risk Assessment of Case of Bird Flu Strain in Human With China

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is conducting a risk assessment of a human case of a strain of bird flu jointly which China, WHO...
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International Community Urged to Invest US$50 Billion to End COVID-19 Pandemic

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The International community should invest $50 billion to accelerate the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World...
Photo taken on Sept. 6, 2020, at the special area for public health and epidemic prevention of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services shows inactivated COVID-19 vaccines developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm). (Photo by Weng Qiyu/People’s Daily Online)

WHO Approves Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday approved the use of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. "WHO today validated the Sinovac-CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine...

WHO reiterates call for “de-politicized” COVID-19 origin study

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The WHO reiterated its call for a "de-politicized environment" for the study on COVID-19 virus origin, as the whole process of the study is...
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Ghana supports calls for equitable access to COVID-19 tools

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Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health, says Ghana supports recommendations for equitable access to COVID-19 tools. He said Ghana was also...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Ghana acknowledged for achieving global standard on regulatory systems

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Ghana, has been acknowledged by the World Health Organisaition (WHO), for achieving Maturity Level 3 of the Organisation’s global benchmarking tool for measuring the...
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Tanzanian government urged to prepare well for COVID-19

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A team of medical experts has urged the government of Tanzania to take contingency and response plans against COVID-19, including the resumption of releasing...
The U.S. Capitol Building is silhouetted against sunrise in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 18, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will invoke the Defense Production Act, which allows the administration to force American industry to ramp up production of medical supplies, to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Who is responsible for American democracy disorder?

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By Zhong Sheng A country’s democratic institutions are supposed to be established for social stability, and the effect of governance is the criterion for assessing...
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Vaccinating 20% of World’s At-Risk Population Against COVID Through COVAX May Fail – WHO

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The goal of vaccinating 20 percent of world's at-risk population against COVID-19 through COVAX facility may fail to be fulfilled due to financing issues,...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO’s Tedros Calls Current Humanitarian Situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region ‘Horrific’

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called current humanitarian situation in the Ethiopian region of Tigray "horrific," as people have started...
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Long Working Hours Increase Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths – WHO

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A World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labor Organization (ILO) study showed that long working hours were the cause of 745,000 deaths from stroke...
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Better trained staff on drug use, more oxygen supply needed in hospitals to fight...

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Officials in the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that many hospitals and health care systems worldwide should train their staff better...
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Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine safe and efficacious

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China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines, very much used globally, have been considered both safe and efficacious, according to Mariangela Simao, World Health Organization (WHO) assistant...
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Kenya’s COVID-19 vaccine shots administered to over 900,000 people

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Kenya's Ministry of Health said on Monday the country had inoculated more than 900,000 people against COVID-19 amid intensified efforts to contain the pandemic. Mutahi...
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Some Ashaiman residents to rebel against COVID-19 inoculation

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Contrary to World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmation that inoculation against COVID-19 was effective and could reduce the incidence of the virus, some residents of...
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COVID-19 vaccine supply hitches could reignite upticks in Africa – WHO

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The delays in supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa linked to the crisis in India could reignite new waves of infections in the...
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WHO adds Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to emergency use list

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday listed the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, making it the fifth vaccine to receive emergency validation...
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Vaccinated Europeans outnumber confirmed COVID-19 cases – WHO’s Kluge

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More Europeans have been vaccinated against COVID-19 than have been confirmed to be infected, Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization's (WHO) regional director for...
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EU lawmakers want “COVID-19 certificate” to guarantee free movement

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European lawmakers said on Thursday that the European Union's (EU) planned "COVID-19 certificates" - and not "Digital Green Certificates" as proposed by the European...
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WHO and others launch Immunization Agenda 2030 to save 50 million lives

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While the world focuses on accelerating vaccination campaigns against COVID-19, millions of children around the world still remain vulnerable to deadly diseases, warned a...
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UN boss commends all countries reaching zero malaria goal

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday commended all countries that have reached the target of zero malaria. "We commend all countries that have reached...
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Tomorrow is World Malaria Day

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On April 25 every year, Ghana joins the rest of the world to celebrate the World Malaria Day (WMD), a day set aside to...
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South Africa reduced malaria deaths by over 91 percent in past 20 years

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South Africa has managed to reduce malaria deaths by over 91 percent, from 459 to 38 between 2000 and 2020, said the Department of...
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Measles outbreak looming in Africa amid stalled vaccination – WHO

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Several African countries could experience an outbreak of measles amid stalled vaccination against the viral disease linked to COVID-19 disruptions, a World Health...