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El Salvador has been officially certified as malaria-free

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Today, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria welcomes the news that El Salvador has been officially certified malaria-free by the World Health Organization (WHO). El...
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South Sudan to vaccinate 2.8 million children against polio

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South Sudan in collaboration with the UN children's fund, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday it will vaccinate over 2.8 million...
Pooling samples boosts Ghana’s COVID-19 testing

WHO experts warn health risk of “post-COVID” symptoms

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As COVID-19 transmission rates seemingly decline across the European Region, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge expressed health concerns...
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Debunking Biden’s foreign policy “reset”

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DURING his first week in office, US President Joe Biden signed at least 44 executive actions, orders, proclamations and memorandums. He rejoined the...
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on Feb. 10, 2020. The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that an advance squad of the WHO-led team of international experts had already arrived in China to lay the groundwork for the rest of team members who will cooperate with their Chinese counterparts against the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Chen Junxia)

WHO and partners launch vaccine injury compensation program for poorer countries

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The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners have agreed to launch a program for claims of serious side effects among people in 92...
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11,500 doses of Ebola vaccines donated by WHO arrive in Guinea

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A total of 11,500 doses of Ebola vaccines donated by the World Health Organization arrived in Guinea on Monday evening, according to a statement...
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Ukrainian minister flies to India over missing Covid-19 vaccines

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dpa/GNA - Ukraine's Health Minister, Maxim Stepanov, has unexpectedly travelled to India due to the failed delivery of ordered vaccine doses, Stepanov announced...
Photo taken in Brussels of Belgium on March 16, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a virtual press conference held in Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO Boss thanks G7 nations for global vaccine pledges

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dpa/GNA - UN health chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomed that major economies of the G7 group are stepping up their support for the...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she speaks with France's President Emmanuel Macron, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Pool

Macron: Rich countries should give share of vaccines to poorer ones

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dpa - Wealthy countries should quickly give 4 or 5 per cent of their Covid-19 vaccines to poorer ones, French President Emmanuel Macron said,...
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UN teams, partners move to contain Ebola outbreak in DRC amd Guinea

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Teams from the United Nations and humanitarian partners are in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and southeast Guinea to...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

US to pay more than US$200 million to WHO by end of month

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dpa/GNA - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that the United States will meet its obligations to the World Health...
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WHO roots for training of African health workers ahead of COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

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A seamless roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine in Africa hinges on improving the knowledge of the continent's frontline health care workers in critical areas like...
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)

Weekly reported COVID-19 cases almost halved so far this year – WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the number of weekly reported cases of COVID-19 has fallen by almost...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday gave the green light to two versions of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, allowing them...
Patients infected with the novel coronavirus are seen at a makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 5, 2020. The makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in China's epidemic-hit Wuhan city began accepting patients Wednesday. The hospital can provide about 1,600 beds to infected patients. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

WHO-China joint press conference of study on COVID-19 origins held in Wuhan

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By Cui Can, Qiang Yuwen Chinese and World Health Organization (WHO) experts held a joint press conference in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province, on Tuesday,...
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FDA and Cuba discuss production of COVID-19 vaccine

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Mrs Delese Darko, Chief Executive Officer, Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has met with Mr Pedro Luis Despaigne Gonzalez, the Cuban Ambassador to Ghana,...
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WHO recommends AstraZeneca vaccine use amid concerns over efficacy against virus variant

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Benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University outweigh known and potential risks, the World Health Organization (WHO) has ruled amid...
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Young Boxing Champion Joseph Awinongya Jr To Convert To Nursing Practice

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Joseph Awinongya Jr the exciting young fighter with 7 national boxing championships to his name has announced that he would like to become a...
People aged over 70 receive free Covid testing in Kigali, Rwanda, in January. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

President Kagame is Right: Africa Must Get Covid-19 Vaccinations

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It is Morally and Economically Just. February 9, 2021 The Guardian on February 7, published an insightful statement from Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, on the importance...
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COVID-19 origin-tracing needs global efforts

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The COVID-19 pandemic is the common enemy of humanity. It is the shared responsibility of all countries concerned to act in a positive, science-based,...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO experts meet to review efficacy of AstraZeneca vaccine

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Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) met on Monday to review the efficacy of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19, after a study showed...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Africa to receive 90 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in February – WHO

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Nearly 90 million COVID-19 vaccine doses negotiated through the COVAX facility will be shipped in Africa beginning from February, a senior World Health Organization...
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WHO experts complete quarantine – Zhao Lijian

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An international expert team of the World Health Organization (WHO) completed their 14-day quarantine on Thursday, according to a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson. Spokesperson Zhao...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

New COVID-19 strains could prolong second wave in Africa – WHO

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Discovery of new COVID-19 variants in several African countries risk prolonging the second wave in the continent and overwhelm its already fragile public health...
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With quarantine ended, WHO begins hunt for Covid-19 origins in China

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dpa/GNA - The quarantine came to an end on Thursday for a team of World Health Organization (WHO) researchers in China hoping to...
Pedestrians wearing face masks walk on a street in Rome, Italy, March 10, 2020. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced late Monday that the whole of Italy will be placed under lockdown from Tuesday until April 3. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting)

WHO regional head urges Europe not to ‘ease up’ in pandemic fight

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dpa/GNA - Coronavirus vaccines being rolled out in Europe offer hope in tackling the pandemic, but new variants of the virus present "greater...
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Priority Insurance donates Gh¢2,000.00 worth of PPE to Police Education Schools

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Priority Insurance, a member of the Tobinco Group of Companies has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as boxes of hand sanitizers worth Gh¢2,000.00...
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)

Tedros welcomes U.S. announcement to maintain membership in WHO

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday that the organization welcomed the pledge that the United States will remain a...

Biden reverses U.S. withdrawal from World Health Organization

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday reversed the U.S. process of withdrawing from the World Health Organization (WHO). Hours after being sworn in as the...
Photo taken in Brussels of Belgium on March 16, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a virtual press conference held in Geneva, Switzerland.

‘Sustained boom’ in cases straining hospitals in Americas – WHO

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dpa/GNA - The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that hospital resources in parts of North and South America are being severely stretched...