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WHO focused on saving lives, says chief after US funding freeze

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization is purely focused on saving lives and halting the coronavirus pandemic, its chief said Wednesday after US President Donald Trump announced he was freezing funding for the WHO. “There is no time to waste. WHO’s singular focus is on working to serve all people to save …

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Uganda to use antibody, antigen test to detect COVID-19 virus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is considering adding two other testing methods to its COVID-19 response plan. Currently, Uganda is using the Polymerase Chain Reaction where swabs are used to detect viruses from the nose or throat as recommended by the World Health Organization-WHO. However, due …

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DR Congo Ebola outbreak still international emergency: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was extending its global emergency designation of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after fresh cases were detected. The announcement comes just a day after the vast central African country had been expected to announce that its outbreak was …

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Trump suspends WHO funding over COVID-19

  Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump announced Tuesday a suspension of US funding to the World Health Organization because he said it had covered up the seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak in China before it spread around the world. Trump told a press conference he was …

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