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WHO approves China's Sinovac COVID-19 jab
by Robin Millard - June 2, 2021 - 9:24am
The WHO said the emergency use listing (EUL) gives countries, funders, procuring agencies and communities assurance that the vaccine has met international standards.
WHO switches to Greek alphabet for virus variant names
by Robin Millard - June 1, 2021 - 9:42am
The new system applies to variants of concern—the most troubling of which four are in circulation—and the second-level variants of interest being tracked.
Indian COVID-19 variant found in at least 53 territories — WHO
by Robin Millard - May 26, 2021 - 11:22am
The coronavirus variant first detected in India has now been officially recorded in 53 territories, a World Health Organization report showed Wednesday.
Pandemic to be 'far more deadly' this year, WHO warns
by Robin Millard - May 15, 2021 - 9:32am
The World Health Organization issued a grim warning on Friday that the second year of Covid-19 was set to be "far more deadly", as Japan extended a state of emergency amid growing calls for the Olympics to be s...
World could have prevented COVID-19 catastrophe: pandemic panel
by Robin Millard - May 12, 2021 - 9:00pm
Institutions "failed to protect people" and science-denying leaders eroded public trust in health interventions, the IPPPR said.
WHO approves Chinese Covid vaccine as India logs new virus record
by Robin Millard - May 8, 2021 - 8:22am
The World Health Organization on Friday approved the first Covid-19 vaccine from China in a bid to boost global immunisation drives, as India logged yet another record number of infections that have spilled over...
WHO jab experts want more AstraZeneca clot data from outside Europe
by Robin Millard - April 23, 2021 - 7:33am
"WHO continues to support the conclusion that the benefits of these vaccines outweigh the risks," the UN agency stressed in a statement.
NGOs call for $5.5-B to save 34 million from famine
by Robin Millard - April 20, 2021 - 8:03pm
More than 260 non-governmental organizations signed an open letter Tuesday urging governments to donate $5.5 billion to prevent famine from reaching 34 million people in 2021.
WHO experts say countries should keep using AstraZeneca jab
by Robin Millard - March 18, 2021 - 7:36am
The WHO, Europe's medicines regulator and AstraZeneca itself have repeatedly said the vaccine was safe after several countries reported feared links with blood clots or brain haemorrhages. 
WHO gives global green light for AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot
by Robin Millard - February 16, 2021 - 7:39am
The AstraZeneca-Oxford jab forms the bulk of batches being lined up through Covax, the global programme aimed at procuring and shipping out vaccines equitably around the world, regardless of wealth.
New COVID-19 cases down 16% last week: WHO
by Robin Millard - February 15, 2021 - 7:39am
WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday that the number of new cases had declined for a fifth consecutive week, dropping by almost half, from more than five million cases in the week of January...
Pfizer offers 40 million COVID-19 shots to poorer countries at cost
by Robin Millard - January 23, 2021 - 1:18pm
Pfizer announced Friday that it will provide up to 40 million of its COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries on a non-profit basis, through the globally-pooled Covax facility.
Swiss authorise Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
by Robin Millard - December 20, 2020 - 9:26am
Switzerland on Saturday approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, with immunisation set to start just after Christmas as the country battles rising coronavirus cases.
WHO warns Christmas celebrations could turn to tears
by Robin Millard - December 12, 2020 - 10:14am
The World Health Organization warned Friday that Christmas celebrations could turn to tears if people fail to keep up their guard against COVID-19 during the festive season.
WHO against mandatory COVID-19 vaccines
by Robin Millard - December 8, 2020 - 9:35am
The World Health Organization said Monday that persuading people on the merits of a COVID-19 vaccine would be far more effective than trying to make the jabs mandatory.
WHO wants 120 million rapid virus tests for poorer states
by Robin Millard - September 29, 2020 - 9:00am
The WHO said the $600 million scheme would enable low- and middle-income countries to close the dramatic gap in testing for the new coronavirus, which has now killed more than a million people since first being recorded...
Two million COVID-19 deaths 'likely' without collective action — WHO
by Robin Millard - September 26, 2020 - 11:45am
COVID-19 is highly likely to kill more than two million people without relentless global action to combat the disease, the World Health Organization warned Friday.
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...
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