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WHO countries seek better guard for next pandemic
by Robin Millard - May 26, 2022 - 8:14am
At this week's annual World Health Assembly of 194 member states — the WHO's decision-making body — countries want some progress on filling the gaps in alertness and readiness that helped Covid spread...
Countries agree to overhaul WHO funding model
by Robin Millard - May 25, 2022 - 8:12am
The change will give the WHO a more stable income stream and control over a much bigger portion of the funding flowing through its Geneva headquarters.
WHO authorizes China's CanSinoBIO COVID-19 vaccine
by Robin Millard - May 20, 2022 - 9:02am
The WHO granted emergency use listing authorization to the single-shot Convidecia vaccine as China battles a resurgence of the virus triggered by the Omicron variant.
Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021 — UN
by Robin Millard - May 18, 2022 - 5:11pm
The UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said human activity was causing planetary-scale changes on land, in the ocean and in the atmosphere, with harmful and long-lasting ramifications for ecosystems.
WHO studies if Covid has role in child hepatitis mystery
by Robin Millard - May 11, 2022 - 8:49am
The WHO said Tuesday that 348 probable cases of hepatitis of unknown origin had been identified, as studies into the potential role of adenovirus and Covid-19 infection...
WHO says China's zero-COVID strategy unsustainable
by Robin Millard - May 11, 2022 - 7:24am
China has imposed draconian measures, trapping most of Shanghai's 25 million people at home for weeks as the country combats its worst outbreak since the pandemic began.
COVID-19 killed some 15 million in 2020-21 — WHO
by Robin Millard - May 6, 2022 - 8:14am
The World Health Organization's long-awaited estimate of the total number of deaths caused by the pandemic — including lives lost to its knock-on effects — finally puts a number on the broader impact...
20 countries still below 10% COVID-19 jab rate: WHO experts
by Robin Millard - April 12, 2022 - 9:00am
Twenty mostly African countries have still not vaccinated even 10 percent of their population against Covid-19, the World Health Organization's vaccine advisers lamented Monday.
More than 3.9 million Ukrainians flee war
by Robin Millard - March 30, 2022 - 8:27am
UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, said 3,901,713 Ukrainians had fled the country — a figure up 38,916 from Monday's update.
WHO airs frustration 2 years since COVID-19 pandemic declaration
by Robin Millard - March 14, 2022 - 9:23am
Friday marks two years to the day since the World Health Organization first described Covid-19 as a pandemic, shaking countries into action as the disease ripped around the planet.
Two years on, WHO warns pandemic 'far from over'
by Robin Millard - March 10, 2022 - 8:27am
The pandemic is far from over, the WHO's leader insisted Wednesday, two years after he first used the term to wake the world up to the emerging threat of Covid-19.
Philippines among 105 nations to get cheaper Merck COVID-19 pill
by Robin Millard - January 21, 2022 - 10:04am
The 105 countries covered include some of the world's most heavily populated nations like India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, the Philippines and Egypt.
COVID-flu joint booster jab possible late 2023 — Moderna
by Robin Millard - January 18, 2022 - 10:05am
Moderna aims to roll out a combined COVID-flu-RSV booster vaccine in late 2023, the US pharmaceutical firm said Monday, hoping a joint jab would encourage people to get an annual shot.
Omicron risk remains 'very high' — WHO
by Robin Millard - December 29, 2021 - 8:57am
The risk posed by the Omicron variant is still "very high", the World Health Organization said Wednesday, after COVID-19 case numbers shot up by 11% globally last week.
WHO Omicron warning for unvaccinated vulnerable travelers
by Robin Millard - December 1, 2021 - 7:43am
"Blanket travel bans will not prevent the international spread, and they place a heavy burden on lives and livelihoods," the WHO said in a travel advice statement on Omicron.
WHO calls for treaty to shield against next pandemic
by Robin Millard - November 30, 2021 - 10:14am
The world must study the wreckage of COVID-19 and say "never again" by striking a pandemic preparedness treaty, the WHO said Monday as countries gathered to build the foundations of a new accord.
B.1.1.529 declared Covid 'variant of concern', renamed Omicron
by Robin Millard - November 27, 2021 - 9:54am
The classification puts Omicron into the most-troubling category of Covid-19 variants, along with the globally-dominant Delta, plus its weaker rivals Alpha, Beta and Gamma.
Vaccines reduce COVID-19 transmission by 40%: WHO
by Robin Millard - November 25, 2021 - 7:45am
Covid vaccines reduce transmission of the dominant Delta variant by about 40 percent, the WHO said Wednesday, warning that people were falling into a false sense of security concerning jabs.
Pfizer strikes global licensing deal for COVID-19 pill
by Robin Millard - November 17, 2021 - 8:04am
Pfizer will sub-licence production of its promising Paxlovid pill to generic drug manufacturers for supply in 95 low- and middle-income nations covering around 53 percent of the world's population.
Merck strikes deal for global access to COVID-19 drug
by Robin Millard - October 28, 2021 - 11:23am
US drugmaker Merck & Co. announced a deal that could see generic versions of its Covid-19 medication widely distributed in poorer countries, in a first during the pandemic.
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