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World - International
12/9/2021 9:02:47 PM
The World Health Organization expressed concerns Thursday that rich countries spooked by the emergence of the omicron variant could step up the hoarding of COVID-19 vaccines and strain global supplies again, complicating efforts to stamp out the pandemic.

World - International
12/5/2021 9:25:08 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday voiced hope for a quick approval of the country's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine by the World Health Organization, saying the move is essential for expanding its global supplies.

World - International
12/3/2021 1:24:52 PM
Measures used to counter the delta variant should remain the foundation for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, even in the face of the new omicron version of the virus, World Health Organization officials said Friday, while acknowledging that the travel restrictions imposed by some countries may buy time.

World - International
12/1/2021 12:50:34 PM
World Health Organization member states agreed Wednesday to start work on building a new international accord setting out how to handle the next global pandemic.

World - International
11/30/2021 5:14:45 PM
The World Health Organization called Tuesday for countries to keep calm and take "rational" measures in response to the new, fast-spreading Covid variant Omicron, which has sparked global panic.

Life & Style - Health
11/30/2021 10:07:00 AM
The World Health Organization says it could still take some time to get a full picture of the threat posed by omicron, a new variant of the coronavirus as scientists worldwide scramble to assess its multiple mutations.

World - International
11/29/2021 12:20:31 PM
The World Health Organization warned Monday the new Covid-19 Omicron variant poses a "very high" risk globally, despite uncertainties about the danger and contagion levels of the new strain.

World - International
11/28/2021 9:53:35 PM
World Health Organization member states reached a consensus Sunday on kick-starting the process towards creating a pandemic treaty setting out how to handle the next global health crisis.

World - Africa
11/28/2021 9:17:40 PM
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday called on countries to "urgently" reverse "scientifically unjustified" travel bans linked to the discovery of the new highly-mutated coronavirus variant Omicron.

Life & Style - Health
11/27/2021 10:56:58 AM
It’s unclear where the new variant first emerged, but scientists in South Africa first alerted the World Health Organization and it has now been seen in travelers to Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong and Israel

World - Africa
11/25/2021 11:16:00 PM
Only a quarter of health workers in Africa are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the World Health Organization said Thursday warning that majority of the continent's frontline medical workforce were dangerously exposed.

World - International
11/24/2021 12:34:24 PM
The World Health Organization said that coronavirus cases jumped by 11% in Europe in the last week, the only region in the world where COVID-19 has continued to increase since mid-October.

World - International
11/17/2021 4:44:11 PM
The World Health Organization says coronavirus deaths in Europe rose 5% in the last week, making it the only region in the world where COVID-19 deaths increased.

World - Africa
11/12/2021 8:46:36 PM
Ethiopia's conflict-torn Tigray region is under "effective blockade", the World Health Organization chief said Friday, warning that people were starving to death and dying from lack of access to medicines.

World - Region
11/12/2021 5:59:07 PM
Iraq said on Friday it was drawing up lists of those among the hundreds of Iraqis blocked on the border between Belarus and Poland who wish to be repatriated voluntarily.

World - International
11/4/2021 10:35:22 PM
Top officials at the World Health Organization said Thursday that Europe has seen a more than 50% jump in coronavirus cases in the last month, making it the epicenter of the pandemic despite an ample supply of vaccines.

World - International
11/3/2021 3:33:38 PM
The World Health Organization has granted an emergency use license to a coronavirus vaccine developed in India, offering reassurance for a shot the country's regulators authorized long before advanced safety and efficacy testing was completed.

World - International
10/28/2021 5:45:25 PM
The World Health Organization said Thursday its plan to secure and deploy vaccines, tests and treatments to combat the Covid-19 pandemic needed $23.4 billion over the next 12 months.

World - International
10/20/2021 11:59:43 AM
The World Health Organization said there was a 7% rise in new coronavirus cases across Europe last week, the only region in the world where cases increased.

Life & Style - Health
10/14/2021 6:31:15 PM
The chief of the World Health Organization honored the late Henrietta Lacks, an American woman whose cancer cells were taken without her knowledge during the 1950s and ended up providing the foundation for vast scientific breakthroughs, including research about the coronavirus.

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