Economic recovery around the world could come faster if any COVID-19 vaccine is made available to all as a public good, World Health Organization Director … Read more
The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, there might never be a “silver bullet” for COVID-19, and the … Read more
The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Friday, with the total rising by 292,527.
The biggest increases were from … Read more
The global coronavirus outbreak is the sort of disaster whose effects will last far into the future, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus … Read more
There is no “zero risk” strategy for countries easing international travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and essential travel for emergencies should remain the priority, … Read more
Countries should gradually lift international travel measures based on a thorough risk assessment and must prioritise essential travel for emergencies, the World Health Organization (WHO) … Read more
Young people letting down their guard to enjoy the summer holidays are partly driving a spike in new COVID-19 cases in some countries, the World … Read more
The new coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 16 million people is easily the worst global health emergency the World Health Organization (WHO) has … Read more
Regulators that normally work within their own countries or regions will likely harmonize efforts on potential COVID-19 vaccines to speed up their approvals once they … Read more
Researchers are making “good progress” in developing vaccines against COVID-19, with a handful in late-stage trials, but their first use cannot be expected until early … Read more
The World Health Organization said it is facing a “serious funding gap” to battle the new outbreak of Ebola in remote corners of northern Congo … Read more
Worrying trends of coronavirus infection are emerging in southern Europe and in the Balkan region, Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization’s emergencies programme, … Read more
The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are concerned about the growing Ebola outbreak in the northwestern province of Equateur, in the Democratic Republic of … Read more
The World Health Organization is forming a team of international experts to go to China to study the origins of the novel coronavirus, but it … Read more
An advance team from the World Health Organization (WHO) has left for China to organise an investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus which … Read more
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO), said the total number of cases of coronavirus worldwide has doubled in the … Read more
New Zealand’s former prime minister Helen Clark warned if the world remained “flat-footed” in its response to pandemics it faces future economic, social and political … Read more
Seventy-three countries have warned that they are at risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a … Read more
Almost 30% of genome sequencing data from samples of the COVID-19 virus collected by the World Health Organization (WHO) have shown signs of mutation, but … Read more
The World Health Organization (WHO) should soon get results from clinical trials it is conducting of drugs that might be effective in treating COVID-19 patients, … Read more
The World Health Organization says more than 6,000 health workers have been infected with the coronavirus in 38 countries across its Africa region since the … Read more
The World Health Organization again said there’s ‘very little risk’ that pets can infect their owners with COVID-19.
Soumya Swaminathan, WHO’s chief scientist said “There’s … Read more
The Middle East has recorded a million cases of Covid-19, and is at a “critical threshold”, the World Health Organisation has warned.
The global health … Read more
Nations who fail to use every mechanism available to combat the still-raging novel coronavirus will struggle to beat it, the World Health Organization (WHO) said … Read more
Europe has seen an increase in weekly cases of Covid-19 for the first time in months as restrictions are eased, the World Health Organization (WHO) … Read more
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is expected to reach 10 million within the next week, while underlining … Read more
The global coronavirus pandemic has been exacerbated by polititicisation, the World Health Organization’s director general said on Monday.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was speaking at a … Read more
The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 183,020 in a 24-hour period.
The … Read more
The World Health Organization said that a few hundred million Covid-19 vaccine doses could be produced by the end of the year – and be … Read more
The World Health Organization is drawing up plans to help decide who should be prioritised for a vaccine against COVID-19 once an inoculation has been … Read more
A cheap steroid that can help save the lives of patients with severe COVID-19 should be reserved for serious cases in which it has been … Read more
Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity’s destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world … Read more
England’s lockdown restrictions should not be eased further until the government’s contact tracing system is “robust and effective”, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official has … Read more
The World Health Organization (WHO) has changed its advice on face masks, saying they should be worn in public to help stop the spread of … Read more
Some countries have seen “upticks” in COVID-19 cases as lockdowns ease, and populations must continue to protect themselves against the coronavirus, the World Health Organization … Read more
Thirty countries led by Costa Rica and the World Health Organization launched an initiative aimed at sharing vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the … Read more
On World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organization is launched a new kit for school students aged 13-17 to alert them to the tobacco … Read more
The World Health Organization released new guidance for mass gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic, recommending a number of possible changes to large events — once … Read more
In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Dr Hans Kluge, director for the WHO European region warned European countries should brace themselves for a deadly … Read more
About 159,000 more people in 24 European countries have died since early March than would have ordinarily been expected, a World Health Organization (WHO) official … Read more
Latin America has become the new epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, with infections and deaths set to substantially worsen in the coming weeks, the World … Read more
World Health Organization (WHO) member states have agreed to set up an independent inquiry into the global response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The resolution, approved … Read more
More than 100 countries, including 50 African nations and all European Union member states, are backing a resolution calling for an independent probe into the … Read more
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is set to restore partial funding to the World Health Organization, Fox News reported.
The Trump administration will “agree to … Read more
European countries should brace themselves for a deadly second wave of coronavirus infections because the pandemic is not over, the World Health Organisation’s top official … Read more
Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the technical lead for the Covid-19 response at the World Health Organization, joined CNN’s global town hall program Thursday night to … Read more
The new coronavirus could kill 150,000 people in Africa in a year unless urgent action is taken, according to a WHO modelling study that says … Read more
The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that some treatments appear to be limiting the severity or length of the COVID-19 disease and that it … Read more
A modelling group convened by the World Health Organization and UNAIDS has estimated that if efforts are not made to mitigate and overcome interruptions in … Read more