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UN seeks 'quantum leap' in funding for virus fight
by Robin Millard - September 11, 2020 - 8:01am
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged countries to find $15 billion over the next three months to fund the ACT-Accelerator programme, a global collaboration to hunt for a vaccine and treatments led by the UN's...
WHO urges countries to gamble on shared vaccine search
by Robin Millard - August 14, 2020 - 7:46am
The UN agency's chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus pleaded for investment into the WHO-led ACT-Accelerator programme, which aims to share global research and development, manufacturing and procurement in a bid to beat...
WHO wants to review Russian vaccine safety data
by Robin Millard - August 12, 2020 - 7:58am
"We are in close contact with the Russian health authorities and discussions are ongoing with respect to possible WHO pre-qualification of the vaccine," said the United Nations health agency's spokesman Tarik J...
WHO sees hope despite looming 750,000 virus death toll
by Robin Millard - August 11, 2020 - 8:01am
The World Health Organization insisted Monday there was still hope of conquering the coronavirus pandemic despite the  suffering behind the looming landmarks of 750,000 deaths and 20 million cases.
WHO says 'vaccine nationalism' cannot beat virus
by Robin Millard - August 7, 2020 - 7:37am
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it would be in wealthier nations' interests to ensure that any vaccines eventually produced to protect against the new coronavirus were shared globally.
Latin American virus cases top 5 million
by Robin Millard - August 4, 2020 - 8:05am
Global infections passed 18 million, with Brazil driving the regional surge. South America's largest country has recorded 2.75 million cases, and close to half the region's 202,000 deaths.
WHO says countries taking 'wrong direction' on COVID-19
by Robin Millard - July 14, 2020 - 10:15am
The World Health Organization warned Monday that too many countries were bungling their response to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning there could be no return to normality any time soon.
WHO reviewing new evidence on airborne coronavirus range
by Robin Millard - July 8, 2020 - 11:23am
"The outbreak is accelerating and we've clearly not reached the peak of the pandemic," Tedros said.
WHO says pandemic 'not even close' to over as toll passes 500,000
by Robin Millard - June 30, 2020 - 7:39am
In another grim milestone, the number of infections recorded worldwide rose to more than 10 million, according to an AFP tally, while some authorities reimposed lockdown measures that have crippled the global e...
WHO warns world in 'new and dangerous phase' of pandemic
by Robin Millard - June 20, 2020 - 10:19am
The World Health Organization warned Friday of a "new and dangerous phase" of the coronavirus pandemic with people tiring of lockdowns despite the disease's accelerating spread.
WHO eyes hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses before 2021
by Robin Millard - June 19, 2020 - 3:35pm
The World Health Organization said Thursday that a few hundred million COVID-19 vaccine doses could be produced by the end of the year -- and be targeted at those most vulnerable to the virus.
Wear masks in public, says WHO in new COVID-19 advice
by Robin Millard - June 6, 2020 - 10:08am
The World Health Organization Friday changed its advice on face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying they should be worn in places where the virus is widespread and physical distancing is difficult.
Pandemic antibiotics surge will cause more deaths: WHO
by Robin Millard - June 2, 2020 - 8:04am
Increased antibiotics use in combating the COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond, the World Health Organization said Monday.
WHO records highest daily number of COVID-19 cases
by Robin Millard - May 21, 2020 - 7:21am
The World Health Organization said Wednesday it had registered a new daily record number of COVID-19 cases as it quickly neared the "tragic milestone" of five million total infections.
WHO: Coronavirus may never go away
by Robin Millard - May 14, 2020 - 7:50am
As some countries around the world begin gradually easing lockdown restrictions imposed in a bid to stop the novel coronavirus from spreading, the WHO said it may never be wiped out entirely. 
WHO warns 'long way to go' in virus crisis, deaths top 180,000
by Robin Millard - April 23, 2020 - 8:29am
The World Health Organization warned that the coronavirus crisis would not end any time soon, with many countries only in the early stages of the fight, as the global death toll surpassed 180,000.
WHO insists it hid nothing, sounded virus alarm from start
by Robin Millard - April 21, 2020 - 8:17am
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there were no secrets at the UN agency after being blasted by the United States for allegedly downplaying the initial COVID-19 outbreak in China.
WHO urges virus unity after Trump attack
by Robin Millard - April 9, 2020 - 9:52am
The World Health Organization on Wednesday pleaded for global unity in fighting the coronavirus, following US President Donald Trump's stinging attack on its handling of the pandemic.
Prince Harry leaves for Canada in 'symbolic' departure: reports
by Robin Millard - January 21, 2020 - 11:13am
Britain's Prince Harry has left the UK to rejoin his wife Meghan and son Archie in Canada, British media reported, as the couple start a new life after their shock exit from the royal fold.
Queen Elizabeth II grants Harry, Meghan 'transition period' in Canada
by Robin Millard - January 14, 2020 - 9:39am
Queen Elizabeth II on Monday allowed her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan to split their time between Canada and Britain during a "transition period" in which the family will figure out how to deal with...
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