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Healthcare staff face rising violence worldwide: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Over 2,700 attacks on healthcare workers and patients have been recorded in 17 countries or territories affected by conflicts since Dec. 2017, killing 700 people and injuring more than 2,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Presenting the findings of the WHO’s latest “Attacks …

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More COVID-19 vaccines arrive

But experts says number of jabs too small for populations battling third wave Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Following recent calls from African leaders to manufacturers and rich countries to ensure equity in distribution of the desperately needed COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa Region Office has …

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Tanzania receives shipment of COVID-19 vaccines

Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Tanzania has received the first shipment of 1,058,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the US government. The vaccines delivered through the COVAX arrangement arrived at the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salam on July 26 under the watchful eyes of Donald …

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Turkey to reduce sugar in food, drinks to fight obesity

Istanbul, Turkey | Xinhua | Turkey will gradually reduce sugar amounts in foods and beverages to fight the climbing rate of obesity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has altered people’s eating habits. Last week, the Turkish Health Ministry released the Sugar Reduction Guide in order to gradually reduce the amount …

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