World Health Organisation(Search results - 23)
WORLD7, Aug 2020, 9:03 AM
Coronavirus: WHO urges US to reconsider its withdrawal decision
The head of the World Health Organization hopes the United States leadership will reconsider its departure from the UN health agency.
WORLD25, Jun 2020, 10:32 AM
Coronavirus: WHO warns of shortage of oxygen supply as COVID-19 cases set to breach 10 million mark
The coronavirus has claimed 480,000 lives so far and the cases are rising by 1 million per week. This has pushed oxygen demand to 88,000 large cylinders per day, or 620,000 cubic metres of oxygen, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said
WORLD18, Jun 2020, 8:37 AM
Coronavirus: WHO halts trial of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients
World Health Organisation halted trial of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in COVID-19 patients after new data, studies showed no benefit from anti-malaria drug
WORLD9, Jun 2020, 8:57 AM
Coronavirus situation ‘worsening’ worldwide, warns WHO
World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual news conference in Geneva that, "More than 100,000 cases have been reported on nine of the past 10 days. Yesterday, more than 136,000 cases were reported -- the most in a single day so far.”
WORLD2, Jun 2020, 9:23 AM
No evidence of COVID-19 losing potency, say WHO and other experts
Italian doctors had said that the coronavirus is weaker than it was during the height of the pandemic. But scientists hit back and said it was dangerous to assume this was happening. They argued there is not yet any scientific evidence for the doctors' claims.
WORLD30, May 2020, 11:40 AM
Donald Trump terminates relationship with WHO, says taking steps against China
Trump’s decision to sever ties with the Geneva-based body also comes amid growing tensions between the US and China over the coronavirus pandemic.
WORLD27, May 2020, 9:27 AM
Coronavirus: WHO warns first phase of pandemic not over, dampens hopes of reopening across the world
"We're still very much in a phase where the disease is actually on the way up," said Dr Mike Ryan, WHO's executive director
WORLD26, May 2020, 9:10 AM
Coronavirus: WHO pauses clinical trials of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns
The Lancet study found that hydroxychloroquine can produce potentially serious side effects, particularly heart arrhythmia
WORLD19, May 2020, 12:15 PM
Madagascar President urges all African nations to quit WHO, bats for COVID Organics
Andry Rajoelina has put his reputation and credibility on the line touting the medicine COVID Organics as a cure. He said it cures COVID-19 in 10 days. But he stated that because of the bad faith of Europe towards Africa, WHO is not acknowledging the coronavirus medicine.
WORLD19, May 2020, 9:14 AM
WHO bows to call from countries for independent COVID-19 probe
The “comprehensive evaluation," sought by a coalition of African, European and other countries, is intended to review "lessons learned” from WHO's coordination of the global response to COVID-19
WORLD12, May 2020, 9:51 AM
'Extreme vigilance' required in exit from lockdowns, says WHO
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said lifting restrictions was "complex and difficult" and that "slow, steady lifting of lockdowns" was key to protecting lives and livelihoods
WORLD4, May 2020, 12:55 PM
African countries import herbal tonic bottles claiming to be COVID-19 cure
The World Health Organisation has remained firm on its stand that there is no proof of any definite cure yet. Tanzanian President promised to import Madagascar's 'cure' for coronavirus.
WORLD28, Apr 2020, 9:16 AM
WHO chief says pandemic 'far from over', worried about children
Tedros Ghebreyesus added that shortages of vaccines against other diseases were being reported in 21 countries as a result of border restrictions linked to the pandemic, citing the GAVI global vaccine alliance.
WORLD24, Apr 2020, 1:08 PM
Coronavirus will be with us for a long time, make no mistake, warns WHO
"Make no mistake: we have a long way to go. This virus will be with us for a long time," said World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
WORLD16, Apr 2020, 9:23 AM
Bill Gates condemns Trump's move to halt WHO funding, terms it dangerousUS President Donald Trump has been heavily criticised for halting funding for the World Health Organisation (WHO) amid the global coronavirus pandemic