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Tedros re-appointed as WHO chief

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the incumbent director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), was reappointed to a second five-year term by the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) on Tuesday. Elected to the post at the 70th WHA in May 2017, Tedros was the sole candidate this …

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COVID-19 pandemic not over yet: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Even though the number of globally reported COVID-19 cases and deaths continues to decline, largely due to a drop in testing rates, the pandemic is not over, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday. Last week, just over 15,000 coronavirus-related deaths were reported to the …

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Over 1million African children vaccinated against malaria: WHO

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | More than one million children in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi have received one or extra doses of the world’s first malaria vaccine as efforts to eradicate the disease in the continent gathers steam, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday ahead of World Malaria Day …

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WHO warns severe air pollutions

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Almost the entire global population, or 99 percent, breathes air that exceeds air quality limits set by the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN health agency said in a statement on Monday. Even though a record number of more than 6,000 cities in 117 countries now …

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Six African nations to get mRNA vaccine technology

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | Six African countries will be the first on the continent to receive the technology needed to produce mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia will be part of a project that aims …

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WHO warns of “tsunami of cases” from Omicron, Delta

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) cautioned on Wednesday that the more transmissible Omicron together with the currently circulating Delta variants might lead to “a tsunami of cases,” putting immense pressure on national health systems. Recapping WHO’s response since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Director-General …

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