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WHO Appeals For COVID-19 Vaccine Help To Low-Income Countries

The World Health Organization chief has urged countries considering vaccinating children and adolescents to instead give their doses to the COVAX initiative aimed at equitable access to jabs. “I understand why some countries want to vaccinate their children and adolescents. But right now, I urge them to reconsider and to instead donate vaccines to COVAX,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus […]


WHO Sees Global Plateauing Of COVID-19 Cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) says there is a global plateauing in COVID-19 cases and deaths. WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus told a media briefing on Monday that there are declines in most regions, including the Americas and Europe, which were the two worst-affected regions. However, Dr. Tedros said the world is still in a difficult situation. “It is an […]


WHO Makes S.O.S Call

The World Health Organization (WHO) has made another appeal to the Group of Seven industrial (G7) countries to do everything possible to fund the global COVID-19 recovery, warning the crisis cannot be resolved worldwide if they do not step up. The World Health Organization said these groups of countries have the resources that can help to arrest the health crisis […]


WHO — Essential Health Services Disrupted By COVID-19 In 90% Of Countries

The second round of a World Health Organization “pulse survey” reveals that over one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, substantial disruptions persist, with about 90% of countries still reporting one or more disruptions to essential health services, marking no substantial global change since the first survey conducted in the summer of 2020. Within countries, however, the magnitude and extent of […]


66% Of Countries Report Major Challenges In Providing Health Care Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), countries are still having to make important decisions when responding to COVID-19 that may negatively affect access to care for other health issues. It noted that redeployment of staff to provide COVID-19 relief and temporary closures of health facilities and services continue. Moreover, it noted that although health facilities may have taken on […]


WHO Warns — Drug Deals Threaten COVAX Supply

The World Health Organization (WHO) in a recent report noted that countries seeking their own COVID-19 vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX program for poor and middle-income countries. Jamaica is one of the countries set to benefit from the COVAX Facility. WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward said in a briefing […]


WHO Goodwill Ambassador — “I Have Seen For Myself How Leprosy Has Marginalized Individuals”

FYohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, in a statement noted that it is easy to overlook other diseases, including leprosy amid the COVID-19 dominated headlines. He said leprosy demands urgent attention as there “are still some 200,000 new cases diagnosed worldwide each year. Millions of people are living with some form of disability as a result of leprosy.”  […]


WHO Head — The World Is “On The Brink Of Catastrophic Moral Failure”

The hoarding of vaccines by richer countries is a matter of concern for the head of the World Health Organization (WHO). Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus has charged that there could be delays for COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to poorer countries under the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility. He said, “Just 25 doses have been given in one lowest-income country — not […]


WHO Expects More Variants Of COVID-19 Disease

The World Health Organization (WHO) anticipates more variants of the coronavirus disease in the coming months. New variants of COVID-19 have been detected in Nigeria, Canada, Britain, South Africa, and more recently in the U.S. According to reports, these variants are more aggressive and infectious. It has also prompted several countries to put new travel restrictions in place. WHO Technical […]


WHO Director-General — Anti-viral Drug Remdesivir Is Not The Real McCoy

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a recent press briefing, said that in the World Health Organization’s Solidarity Trial to test the effectiveness of four drugs, it found that Remdesivir and interferon have little or no effect in preventing death from COVID-19 or reducing time in hospital. He noted that the Solidarity Trial is the world’s largest randomized controlled trial of […]