Tag: World Health Organisation

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.

Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as COVID-19 kills ‘a Brazilian per minute’

A new Brazilian record for daily COVID-19 fatalities pushed the county's death toll past that of Italy late on Thursday, but Bolsonaro continues to argue for quickly lifting state isolation orders, arguing that the economic costs outweigh public health risks.

Wear masks in public says WHO, in update of COVID-19 advice

The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its guidance on Friday to recommend that governments ask everyone to wear fabric face masks in public areas where there is a risk of transmission of COVID-19 to help reduce the spread of the pandemic disease.

EU launches new COVID-19 fundraising to address concerns over equal access

The new initiative, named "Global Goal: Unite For Our Future", is meant to raise tens of billions of dollars with private and public donations.