Tag: World Health Organisation

Europe sees two deaths, multiple cases of COVID-linked syndrome in children

The Swedish-based European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in a risk report that two children had succumbed to the condition: one in Britain and one in France.

WHO says ‘extreme vigilance’ needed in exit from lockdowns

WHO says 'extreme vigilance' needed in exit from lockdownsThe World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that "extreme vigilance" was needed as countries begin to exit from lockdowns imposed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, amid global concerns about a second wave of infections.

WHO urges countries to investigate early COVID-19 cases

The findings help to better understand the potential virus circulation of COVID-19.

Watch: 10-day global film festival to benefit WHO COVID-19 fund

Film aficionados will be able to discover and watch films during this first ever 10-day global film festival co-curated by over 20 film festivals from across the world.

World leaders launch plan to speed COVID-19 drugs, vaccine; U.S. stays...

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa were among those who joined a video conference to launch what the WHO had billed as a "landmark collaboration" to fight the pandemic.

Australia says all WHO members should support a proposed coronavirus inquiry

Australia has become one of Beijing's most forceful critics over the handling of the spread of the coronavirus, with Morrison urging several world leaders to support an international inquiry into its origins and spread.

WHO chief says ‘virus will be with us for a long...

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that there were "worrying upward trends" in early epidemics in parts of Africa and central and South America, while also warning that opening up global travel needed to be managed carefully.

Global coronavirus cases pass 2.5 million as U.S. tally nears 800,000

The figure includes more than 170,000 deaths, two-thirds of which have been reported in Europe.

Explainer: Who’s WHO? The World Health Organization under scrutiny

The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the spotlight as it champions the global fight against the new coronavirus but faces a funding freeze from U.S. President Donald Trump's government.

Congo reports first Ebola case in six weeks

The Central African country planned to declare an end to the outbreak on Sunday. It has killed more than 2,200 since August 2018 in an area of the country where rebel attacks hobbled efforts to contain it.