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Philippines receives single biggest delivery of Covid-19 vaccines

The Philippines on Saturday received the single biggest delivery of Covid-19 vaccines from the World Health Organization's COVAX facility, officials said. A total of 2,030,400...
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 Director-General congratulates DRC for handling 12th Ebola outbreak

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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO), has congratulated all involved in bringing an end to the 12th Ebola outbreak in...
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Somalia and UN commit to improving vaccination coverage against diseases

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Somalia, United Nations agencies and other partners on Friday renewed their commitments to improving vaccination coverage against COVID-19 and other vaccine-preventable diseases 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...
European Union

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...
Malaria Vaccination

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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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...
Malaria Vaccination

WHO launches effort to stamp out malaria in 25 more countries by 2025

The World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a new initiative which aims to halt transmission of malaria in 25 more countries by 2025. The initiative...
Malaria Vaccination

Malaria vaccine data from pilot project is promising – WHO

A pilot project in Africa with a malaria vaccine going well, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. In Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, more...
Malaria

More countries than ever before on the verge of zero malaria

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Ending malaria critical to beating future pandemics and unlocking economic and societal benefits, leaders say ahead of this year’s World Malaria Day Twenty-four countries around...
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650,000 children in 3 African countries vaccinated against malaria

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More than 650,000 children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi have received the malaria vaccine in the last two years since its launch, the World...
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WHO pledges support for boosting safety of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday it had joined forces with African governments to boost the safety of COVID-19 vaccines as their rollout...
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WHO to support Tanzania in fight against rabies

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The World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization have joined Tanzania in a special campaign to fight against rabies, a senior official...
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)

More than 25 leaders back idea of pandemic Treaty – WHO boss

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More than 25 leaders from "the G20, G7 and from every region" have united in urgent call for an international treaty for pandemic...
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Covid-19 improves personal hygiene

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Some residents in the Tema Metropolis on Monday attributed improvement in their personal hygiene to practising the health protocols outlined since the outbreak of...
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Benin to start COVID-19 immunization campaign

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The Beninese government said Wednesday that it will launch a nationwide immunization campaign against COVID-19 on Monday. The campaign will target primarily...
AstraZeneca vaccinations

Coronavirus: India temporarily halts Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine exports

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BBC/GNA - India has placed a temporary hold on all exports of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, foreign ministry sources have told the BBC. They said...
CSOs

CSOs call for investigations into sexual abuse/ extortion allegations against NAP+

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The Ghana Civil Society Organisations Platform (CSOs) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has called for investigations...
COVID-19

The Clock is Ticking: TB successes eroding amidst COVID-19 pandemic

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With the COVID-19 pandemic requiring much attention and efforts in the health sector both at the national and global fronts since last year, an...
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)

7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Africa – WHO

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Nearly seven million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Africa targeting high-risk groups like healthcare workers, teachers and security officers, a World Health...
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UK regulator: people should continue to receive AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

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Britain's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) confirmed Thursday that the benefits of the vaccine in preventing COVID-19 far outweigh the risks, calling...
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Europe’s growing number of AstraZeneca pause can be damaging

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CNN/GNA - A growing number of European countries have halted AstraZeneca vaccinations over reports of a small number of patients developing blood clots...
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WHO: Virus contact restrictions threaten lives of premature babies

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dpa/GNA - Strict rules put in place in maternity wards to stop the spread of the coronavirus could have fatal consequences for premature babies,...
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)

E-certificate for COVID-19 vaccination useful instrument – WHO

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Officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that the use of e-certificate for COVID-19 vaccination is a "potentially very useful instrument,"...
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New cluster of European nations hit pause on AstraZeneca vaccine

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France Germany, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Cyprus are the latest cluster of European countries to join the growing ranks of their peers suspending the use...
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A year of COVID-19 in Ghana: Impact on cultural activities in Tema

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A GNA feature by Laudia Sawer On Thursday March 12, 2020, the Ghana Health Service announced the confirmation of two positive cases of COVID-19 which...
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)

World Health Organization gives OK to Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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dpa/GNA - The coronavirus vaccine manufactured by US company Johnson & Johnson, has received a thumbs up from the World Health Organization (WHO). The...