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Swine flu

Recently publicized swine flu not new, under surveillance since 2011

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A World Health Organization (WHO) expert said Wednesday that the recently publicized swine flu in China was not new and that it's under close...
A medical worker samples throat swab for a kid at a nucleic acid testing station in HepingliQiqucommunity, Dongcheng district, Beijing, on June 23. Photo by Hu Qingming/People’s Daily Online

WHO team to China to consult with Chinese side on virus trace work

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The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to send a team to China next week to prepare to identify the source of coronavirus, and Chinese...
Covid Protocols

Ghanaians urged to observe COVID-19 safety protocols

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Prophet Dr Eric Nana Kwasi Amponsah, General Overseer of the Hope Generation Ministry International, has called on the public to support the fight against...
Covid China Holds Discussions With African Ambassadors Over Fallout

China refutes Pompeo’s anti-China statements over China-Africa ties

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China on Monday expressed strong opposition to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's statements over China-Africa relations, saying that the statements ignored the fundamental...
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)

Living with COVID-19 to be new normal as global cases top 10 mln; WHO

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The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that all countries living with COVID-19 will be the new normal in the coming...
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Observe preventive measures against COVID-19 – Red Cross

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The Ghana Red Cross Society on Thursday called on the public to observe all the preventive measures recommended by the World Health Organization and...
Covid China Holds Discussions With African Ambassadors Over Fallout

China really stands with Africa during COVID-19 crisis, says Kenyan party leader

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The China-Africa friendship has most recently been magnified by the quick response and massive resource mobilization for Africa after the first COVID-19 cases were...
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The nexus between COVID-19 and unpaid care work

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It started many miles away in late 2019, at Wuhan, China, but in matter of few months the World Health Organization declared it a...
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 balance between protection against COVID-19, minimizing social damage

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged a delicate balance between protection against COVID-19 and minimizing social, economic damage therewith, as global daily...
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’s revised recovery policy enables more persons to be discharged

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says more persons are being discharged from COVID-19 isolation and treatment centres due to the adoption of the revised...
Polio

WHO certifies South Sudan free of polio

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared South Sudan free of the poliovirus. "South Sudan's complete documentation for wild polio virus free status has been...
African Union (AU)

AU expresses concern over unilateral approaches in fight against COVID-19

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The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) has expressed concern over the increase of unilateral approaches promoting isolationist and protectionist policies...
Covid

Why Africa is performing better-than-expected in anti-epidemic fight

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Quick action and cooperation among African countries helped slow down the spread of COVID-19 and avert a full-blown catastrophe in Africa, Kenyan President Uhuru...
Covid China Holds Discussions With African Ambassadors Over Fallout

Pandemic fight to solidify China-Africa brotherhood

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After weeks of attentive care by Chinese and Sierra Leonean doctors and nurses, three orphans, including a nine-month-old infant, have recently fully recovered...
Health Blood Day

COVID-19: Voluntary blood donation down by 21 percent

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The National Blood Service, Ghana (NBSG) has recorded a 21 per cent decline in total blood collections and supply per last year’s record for...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Wear a mask or risk being arrested

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President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has warned that anyone found in public space without a face mask will be arrested by the Police. He...
Covid Positive

UN remains operational across Central Africa amid COVID-19: envoy

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Despite the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) remains operational, UN Envoy for Central...
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 calls for more research on asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for more research needs to be done to better understand the extent to which COVID-19 is being...
Covid Medical Supplies

Global cooperation urgently needed as COVID-19 cases worldwide top 7 million

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The COVID-19 pandemic has reached a new grim milestone as global confirmed cases surpassed 7 million on Monday, according to data compiled by the...
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 trains Cameroonian medical workers to support COVID-19 fight

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World Health Organization (WHO) in Cameroon on Monday began a five-day capacity building traing for some health authorities in a bid to support the...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame

Cooperation key to international response to COVID-19 pandemic

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Wednesday called for closer cooperation, interdependence on international response to COVID-19 pandemic. "The effects of COVID-19 will persist long after...
Covid-19

Stigmatization: The “Hidden pandemic” in the era of COVID-19

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Early theorists of stigma including Erving Goffman in his 1963 work ‘Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity’, defined stigma as ‘an attribute that...
Donald Trump

How would U.S. exit from WHO harm global fight against COVID-19?

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The U.S. exit from the World Health Organization (WHO) would undermine international efforts to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic that guarantee public health and...
Yemenis And Migrants

COVID-19 : IOM Releases Crisis Appeal to Support over 5.3m Yemenis and Migrants

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The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the already dire situation in Yemen for vulnerable communities like internally displaced people and migrants. The International Organization for...
Queen Mother Supports Covid Fight With Ppe

Queen mother supports COVID-19 fight with PPE

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Nana Ataa Ampomah II Queen mother of Sefwi-Asafo in the Waiwso Traditional area, has presented Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth GHC10,000 to...
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CAF to disburse over $10 million to support national federations

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The Confederation of African (CAF), has said it will release a $10.8 coronavirus relief package to 54 member associations, with immediate effect. ...
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)

No empirical evidence yet of cross-protection against COVID-19

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that no empirical evidence has been found on cross protection, a phenomenon in which a pre-existing...
Solid Waste

Ahanta West Municipality struggles with solid waste management

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that poor sanitation reduces human well-being, social and economic development due to impacts such as anxiety, risk...
Sensitization

PPP takes sensitization on COVID-19 to Kaneshie market

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As part of measures to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has embarked on a campaign programme to...
Post Pandemic World Needs Better Globalization Not Less

Post-pandemic world needs better globalization, not less

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Even at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping the world, beef from New Zealand, red wine from Chile, and detergent from...