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HEALTH/FOOD

WHO Looks To Revive Probe Into COVID-19 Origins: Report

The World Health Organization (WHO) is looking to revive a probe into the origins of the COVID-19 virus, assembling a team of 20 scientists to hunt for new evidence, the Wall Street Journal reported.  The new probe comes after an initial WHO inquiry — including visits to Wuhan, China, the site of the first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak in late 2019 — found that that the data […]

HEALTH/FOOD

WHO Appoints Former U.K. Prime Minister As Ambassador

The World Health Organization has appointed former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown as WHO Ambassador for Global Health Financing. The organization noted that Mr. Brown is widely credited with preventing a second Great Depression through his stewardship of the 2009 London G20 summit. It further said, he mobilized world leaders to commit an additional $1.1 trillion to […]

NEWS

WHO Urges Leaders To Step Up

WHO has urged leaders attending the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to guarantee equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and other life-saving tools; ensure the world is better prepared to respond to future pandemics and renew efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The health organization noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has already claimed the lives of […]

Health

WHO Director-General Pays Tribute To Doctor Who Died In Haiti’s Earthquake

According to press reports, the death toll from this month’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti is now numbered at 2,207, with 344 people still missing. Including among the dead is Dr. Ousmane Touré, a World Health Organization (WHO) staff member. WHO’s Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in paying tribute to Dr. Touré, said he was “a brilliant epidemiologist from Guinea, […]

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WHO Director-General — Relying On A Few Companies To Supply Global Public Goods Limiting And Dangerous

Middle and low-income countries have taken the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, with most of their population yet to be vaccinated. In an effort to provide greater access to the vaccines by poorer countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced an initiative to help these countries manufacture their own vaccines. At a recent news conference, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros […]

HEALTH/FOOD

WHO Head Says Caribbean Countries Need Help Now Not Next Year

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, in addressing the virtual fifth sitting of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Assembly, recently said he welcomes the help being provided by the industrialized countries, but it can’t come soon enough. “I welcome the announcement made by the G7 countries that together will donate 870 million doses primarily through […]

MOVIES

The World Is “At War” Against COVID-19

The Un Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world is “at war” against COVID-19. Addressing the opening of the World Health Organization’s annual assembly of member states recently, the UN Chief decried the “tsunami of suffering” sparked by the coronavirus crisis. He pointed out that more than 3.4 million people have died, and some 500 million jobs have disappeared since the […]

NEWS

WHO Warns — Keep Your Guards Up!

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus is appealing to people in countries with low uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine to keep their guard up. In a conference call at the beginning of the week, the WHO head warned that the global pandemic is not yet over despite high COVID vaccination rates in some countries. The warning came […]

NEWS

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

The World Health Organization (WHO) 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 […]

NEWS

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 […]