Tag: World Health Organisation

Minister Fearne chosen to form part of experts’ group

Minister Fearne is one of 26 individuals who have been appointed.

Covid-19 increased demand for mental health services, but disrupted them worldwide

Nearly every country has seen its critical mental health services disrupted or halted as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, even though the pandemic itself has brought about an increase in the demand for such services, a World Health Organisation survey shows.

Tobacco responsible for a fifth of heart disease deaths

1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease every year, which equates to a fifth of all deaths from heart disease, a new brief released on Tuesday reveales.

Keeping healthcare workers safe crucial to patient safety – WHO

The World Health Organisation has appealed to governments and health authorities to address persistent threats to the health and safety of health workers, emphasising that this was crucial to keeping patients safe.

Schools should reopen, but online learning should remain possible – WHO

While schools may reopen with the necessary precautions, online learning may still be required going forward according to the World Health Organisations.

172 countries have signed up for vaccine development programme

The programme will ensure the equitable distribution of the coronavirus vaccine once this is successfully found.

Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 800,000

The United States remains the hardest hit country with reporting almost 5.6 million cases and over 175,000 coronavirus-related deaths. The U.S. is followed by Brazil, Mexico, India and the United Kingdom.

More than 70 countries at risk of running out of HIV...

Twenty-four countries reported having either a critically low stock of antiretroviral medicine or disruptions in the supplies.

Lack of global leadership is ‘greatest threat’ in fighting pandemic, says...

The lack of global leadership and unity to fight the coronavirus is a bigger threat than the outbreak itself, the head of the World Health Organization said on Monday, adding that politicisation of the pandemic had made it worse.

WHO reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases

Meanwhile, Germany's coronavirus reproduction rate jumped to 2.88, up from 1.79 a day earlier.