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COVID-19 still int’l health emergency: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic still constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the WHO’s highest alert level. The announcement came amid the recent increase of weekly reported deaths worldwide. After its quarterly assessment meeting on the …

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Malaria cases, deaths remain stable in 2021: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The global number of malaria cases and deaths generally remained stable in 2021, thanks to redoubled efforts by affected countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. According to the WHO’s latest World Malaria Report, there were an estimated 619,000 malaria deaths globally in 2021, …

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Groundbreaking malaria vaccine

Historic RTS,S/AS01 recommendation can reinvigorate the fight against malaria | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high P. falciparum malaria transmission. The P. falciparum is the …

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WHO warns of counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said it was concerned about the potential criminal exploitation of the huge unmet global demand for COVID-19 vaccines, warned against counterfeit vaccines and urged people to stick to government-run vaccination programs. According to WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, …

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