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World - International
5/23/2022 8:37:03 PM
The monkeypox outbreaks in non-endemic countries can be contained and human-to-human transmission of the virus stopped, the World Health Organization said Monday.

World - International
5/17/2022 10:15:16 PM
An expert group convened by the World Health Organization says there may be some benefit in giving a second booster dose of coronavirus vaccine to the most vulnerable people amid the continuing global spread of omicron and its subvariants.

World - International
5/12/2022 9:15:59 PM
The number of new coronavirus cases reported worldwide has continued to fall except in the Americas and Africa, the World Health Organization said in its latest assessment of the pandemic.

World - International
5/11/2022 1:00:06 PM
China on Wednesday defended sticking to its strict ``zero-COVID'' approach, calling critical remarks from the head of the World Health Organization ``irresponsible.''

World - International
4/27/2022 11:18:27 PM
Measles cases have surged by nearly 80 percent worldwide this year, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the rise of the "canary in a coal mine" illness indicates that outbreaks of other diseases are likely on the way.

World - International
4/26/2022 9:10:06 PM
A dramatic drop in testing for Covid-19 has left the world blind to the virus's continuing rampage and its potentially dangerous mutations, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.

World - International
4/13/2022 8:45:01 PM
A Covid-19 vaccine effective against multiple variants is possible before the end of 2022, the head of US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said Wednesday.

World - International
4/4/2022 11:59:10 PM
The UN health agency says nearly everybody in the world breathes air that doesn't meet its standards for air quality, calling for more action to reduce fossil-fuel use, which generates pollutants that cause respiratory and blood-flow problems and lead to millions of preventable deaths each year.

Life & Style - Health
3/23/2022 12:23:38 PM
Several European countries, including Germany, France, Italy and Britain, lifted their Covid curbs too “brutally” and are now seeing a rise in cases likely due to the more transmissible BA2 variant, the World Health Organization said

World - Africa
3/17/2022 6:11:06 PM
As much of the world's attention is focused on the bloodshed in Ukraine, the head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday there's ''nowhere on earth where the health of millions of people is more under threat`` than Ethiopia's Tigray region.

World - Africa
3/7/2022 6:31:26 PM
Moderna signed a memorandum of understanding with Kenya's government on Monday for the drugmaker's first mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility in Africa, the company said.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
3/2/2022 6:42:11 PM
The World Health Organization says its first shipment of medical supplies for invasion-hit Ukraine will arrive in neighboring Poland on Thursday, calling for a humanitarian corridor to ease delivery in the face of a crisis with ``ordinary civilians being broken'' in the fighting.

World - International
3/2/2022 1:57:59 PM
The number of new coronavirus cases reported globally dropped by 16% last week, marking a month-long decline in COVID-19 infections, according to figures from the World Health Organization.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
2/27/2022 7:09:19 PM
The World Health Organization on Sunday called for a safe corridor through Poland to deliver critical medical aid to Ukraine and warned that hospital oxygen supplies in the country were dangerously low.

World - International
2/23/2022 6:40:20 PM
The World Health Organization is creating a global training center to help poorer countries make vaccines, antibodies and cancer treatments using the messenger RNA technology that has successfully been used to make COVID-19 vaccines.

World - International
2/22/2022 11:13:17 PM
The BA.2 variant of the Omicron coronavirus strain is not more severe than the original, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

World - International
2/11/2022 6:22:12 PM
The head of the World Health Organization said Friday the acute phase of the pandemic could end this year, if around 70 percent of the world gets vaccinated.

World - Africa
2/9/2022 6:57:32 PM
Thirty-two people have died in an outbreak of cholera in the central-western African state of Cameroon, the authorities said Wednesday.

World - International
2/9/2022 5:15:32 PM
The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday he had met with the Taliban's health minister for talks on the "dire" health and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

World - International
2/5/2022 8:56:12 PM
The head of the World Health Organization met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday for talks on Covid-19, including on the stalled investigation into the pandemic's origins.

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