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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)

Now “real hope” to end COVID-19 with vaccines: WHO chief

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"There is now real hope that vaccines, in combination with other tried and tested public health measures, will help to end the pandemic," said...
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 urges resumption of immunization services in Africa amid COVID-19

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African governments should establish robust systems to facilitate resumption of immunization services that had been disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO)...
European Union

EU chiefs welcome G20 commitment to addressing global challenges

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Top European Union (EU) officials on Sunday welcomed the Group of Twenty (G20) leaders' united commitment to addressing major global pandemic and economic challenges. A...
Cyril Ramaphosa

S. African president calls for cooperation, caution amid COVID-19 resurgence

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With the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world and damaging economies, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for cooperation and caution to curb...
Mapping Africa

UN, AU launch partnership to combat antimicrobial resistance in Africa

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The UN agencies in charge of health, food security and environment on Wednesday launched a partnership with African Union to boost the war against...
Diabetes

More than 19 million people have diabetes in Africa

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According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report on diabetes, four Hundred and Sixty three (463) million people have diabetes in the world and...
Covid

Global coronavirus infections top 50 million – Johns Hopkins

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There have now been more than 50 million confirmed coronavirus infections around the world, according to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University...
Wapco

WAPCo touching lives with free eye screening

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Investing in the lives of host communities by contemporary corporate entities is becoming the mainstay for addressing some basic but critical needs of communities. Corporate...
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 says COVID-19 has disrupted provision of essential healthcare services in Africa

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Provision of critical healthcare services in Africa including child immunization and hospital deliveries has experienced significant disruptions linked to COVID-19 pandemic, a senior World...
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)

Covid-19: Innovations are key to containing spread in Africa

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Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Director of World Health Organization (WHO) Africa, says technological health care innovations in COVID-19 has played a key role in...
Health Police Screening

Police asked to be ambassadors against breast cancer

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The Police Ladies Association (POLAS) in collaboration with the Police Wives Association (POLWA) has launched a breast cancer awareness and screening exercise with a...
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 boss warns against ‘pandemic fatigue’ as Covid-19 numbers rise

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The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against "pandemic fatigue" as the number of coronavirus cases around the world spikes and...
Joseph Wemakor

Joseph Wemakor: How I intervened to address critical social issues which affected my country

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Difficult situations are always bound to arise each step of our way which can deter our progress in life. But how we deal with such...
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 roots for rapid diagnostic tests to boost COVID-19 war in Africa

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged African countries to scale up adoption of rapid diagnostic tests in order to boost the...
Covid

Global daily COVID-19 infections hit record high with nearly 400,000 new cases reported: WHO

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A total of 392,471 new COVID-19 infections were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday, a record high since the onset of...
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)

Nigeria resumes yellow fever vaccination campaign amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Nigeria has resumed yellow fever vaccination with safety measures against COVID-19, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While combating multiple...
Mental Health

ICRC decries high burden of mental illnesses in South Sudan

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Saturday expressed concern over the dramatic spike in mental ailments in South Sudan linked to...
Mental Health

Stigmatization, our bane-World Mental Health Day

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The COVID-19 Pandemic introduced to Ghana serious conversations about stigmatization. Suddenly, people who had contracted the virus or even come in contact with someone whose...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

China joins COVAX global vaccine alliance

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China’s foreign ministry said Friday the country has joined the global COVAX vaccine alliance, which aims to supply doses of the Covid-19 vaccine 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)

COVID-19 disrupting mental health services in most countries, WHO survey finds

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93% of the global community while the demand for mental health is...
breast

Pink October is here, let’s touch the breast

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In October every year, Ghana joins the rest of the world to observe the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness...
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 says it is taking Congo abuse allegations ‘deadly seriously’

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The World Health Organization is taking allegations that its staff were implicated in a sexual exploitation scandal in Congo "deadly seriously," the organization said...
Congo

Aid groups linked to Congo sex abuse allegations promise probes

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Several aid organizations with staff implicated in a sexual exploitation scandal in Congo told dpa on Wednesday that they are investigating the allegations. The statements...

Ghana has enhanced its reputation globally for effective COVID-19 management – Veep

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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says Ghana adopted innovative approaches to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, which has enhanced her reputation globally. According to him, the...
Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres

UN chief calls for ‘a people’s vaccine’ available to all

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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for global cooperation on defeating the coronavirus pandemic and on vaccine development. "We need a vaccine...
WHO

WHO supports stronger regulation of infant foods to protect Cambodian children’s health

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The World Health Organization (WHO), along with two international organizations on Monday commended Cambodia for taking actions in regulating Breast Milk Substitutes (BMS) and...
WHO

WHO selects Uganda’s top lab for regional COVID-19 genomic sequencing

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Ugandan health minister Ruth Aceng said Friday that the World Health Organization (WHO) has selected the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) as the center...
WHO

Lebanon and WHO launch academy to boost health systems

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Lebanese caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan signed on Wednesday a cooperation agreement with the country's Saint Joseph University and the World Health Organization...
A medical staff samples throat swab for a patient, Feb. 2, 2020. The fever clinic of the First People's Hospital of Changzhou, eastern China’s Jiangsu province runs 24 hours per day during the Chinese New Year to battle against the novel coronavirus. The hospital established a professional emergency medical team, set up a specialized treatment zone for the fever clinic and enclosed an isolation zone to treat the fevered and observe suspected cases. (Photo by Chen Wei, People’s Daily Online)

Death toll from dengue fever in Laos rises to 11

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Lao Ministry of Health on Tuesday reported 55 more confirmed cases of dengue fever and one new death from the disease. ...
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)

90 percent of countries experience disruption to health services – WHO survey

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Latest survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) among over 100 countries showed that 90 percent of the countries have experienced disruption to...