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Rising cases of COVID-19 alarming – WHO

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that there is an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 Vaccines: WHO admits people may have allergic reaction

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the agency is aware that a small fraction of people – around one person in every one million people vaccinated — may have a severe allergic reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine, known as anaphylaxis.

WHO welcomes rotavirus vaccines for use in humanitarian crises

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has welcomed the opportunity to make rotavirus vaccine available to more children living in humanitarian crises, saying thanks to a landmark pricing agreement with the manufacturer, GSK.

WHO certifies El Salvador malaria-free

Globally, a total of 38 countries and territories have been certified malaria free by the World Health Organisation.

Nigeria disqualified from global vaccine bid

The World Health Organisation-led COVAX global initiative has failed to shortlist Nigeria for the Pfizer vaccines.

COVID-19: 2.5bn people yet to be vaccinated – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said three-quarters of all COVID-19 vaccinations were only in 10 countries, accounting for almost 60 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

New COVID-19 variants fueling Africa’s second wave – WHO

World Health Organisation says surge in COVID-19 cases in Africa is being driven by more contagious variants of virus.

Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 3.3m – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, said there are over 3.3 million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent.

WHO worries over COVID-19 strains in Nigeria, Botswana, South Africa, 2 others

A World Health Organisation official has warned that the five COVID-19 strains found in several African countries could undermine efforts to contain the pandemic.

Africa to get 900m doses of COVID-19 vaccines in 2021 – Official

By Cecilia Ologunagba The World Health Organisation (WHO) through COVAX facility and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) are expected to deliver...

WHO, others ready to battle Ebola with vaccine

A major step towards tackling the deadly Ebola was taken on Tuesday with the establishment of a stockpile of vaccine by four leading leading...

COVID-19: Vaccine is the best hope for Africa, says WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti has said that vaccines are the best hope of ending COVID-19 pandemic on the continent.

Coronavirus: WHO sends warning to Nigeria, other African countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged countries to be on high alert for a possible surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, especially in Africa, where many families are planning get-togethers as the year comes to a close.

WHO chief Tedros welcomes Joe Biden

World Health Organization chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulates American president-elect, Joe Biden

WHO, Wikimedia collaborate on spreading COVID-19 information

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that administers Wikipedia, have announced a collaboration to expand the public’s access to the latest and most reliable information about COVID-19.

10 percent of world population infected with coronavirus, warns WHO

About 10 percent of the world population may have been infected with the novel coronavirus, leaving the vast majority of the world’s population vulnerable to COVID-19 disease.

WHO to tobacco smokers: Quit now or you die

The World Health Organisation today sent a chilling warning to all tobacco smokers to quit now to avoid avoidable heart disease and death, including death from COVID-19.

Polio-free status: WHO warns Nigeria against complacency

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against complacency as Nigeria celebrates Wild Polio Virus (WPV) eradication certification. WHO’s Country Representative, Dr Walter Kazadi, gave...

JUST IN: WHO certifies Nigeria, Africa free of polio today

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to certify on Tuesday that Nigeria, along with the African continent is free from wild polio.

COVID-19 could last less than two years – WHO

World Health Organisation, WHO, chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday modern technology and international cooperation could limit the coronavirus pandemic to less than two years.

WHO moves to fight COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria’s restive state

The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are moving rapidly to help Borno, Nigeria's restive northeast state in the fight against COVID-19.

Coronavirus not reported to WHO on time – Pompeo insists

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday renewed the Trump administration’s criticism of China’s early handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

Second WHO staff tests positive for coronavirus in Bauchi

Another World Health Organisation, WHO staff has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bauchi.

COVID-19: 81% of African countries received medical supplies – WHO

WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says 81 per cent of countries in Africa have received medical supplies to support health workers in the fight against COVID-19.

Tedros replies Trump, says WHO not only about coronavirus

From Agency Report Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, said the agency regretted the decision of President Donald Trump of...

JUST IN: Trump stops funding WHO over coronavirus

U.S. President Donald Trump has stopped funding the World Health Organisation, blaming it for America's coronavirus pandemic woes.

Coronavirus 10 times deadlier than swine flu – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Coronavirus (COVID-19) is 10 times deadlier than swine flu which caused a global pandemic in 2009.

Coronavirus cases in Africa rise to over 14,000 – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has risen to over 14,000.

Russia defends WHO against Trump criticism

Russia has defended the World Health Organisation (WHO) against recent criticism by U.S. President Donald Trump, arguing that the UN body is contributing significantly to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Ebola virus returns

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, has confirmed a case of Ebola virus in Congo DR.

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