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Stepped up climate action at COP26 could save millions of lives: WHO   3%

The World Health Organization and about three-quarters of global health care workers on Monday called on governments to step up climate action at the COP26 global climate conference, saying it could

China urges objective, scientific focus for WHOs next Covid-19 origins hunt  

Beijing has called on the World Health Organization to uphold an “objective, scientific” approach as the UN body prepares to launch the next phase of research into the origins of the coronavirus.The comments came after the WHO on Wednesday revealed the group of international scientists who will lead future research to try to trace the emergence of the virus, which was first identified in China nearly two years ago.Speaking on Thursday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian also…

It may be our last chance: new Sago science group is WHOs push to find the origins of Covid-19   -10%

A new group of 26 scientists to drive further research into the coronavirus origins may be “our last chance” to understand where the virus came from, a World Health Organization official said on Wednesday.Nearly two years after the first reports emerged of an unknown pneumonia sickening people in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, how the new coronavirus first began spreading remains unclear and is entangled in geopolitical tensions and scientific debate.Now, the WHO is attempting to tamp down…

Coronavirus: WHO experts back 3rd vaccine shots for people with weak immune systems   12%

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday recommended that immunocompromised people be given an additional dose of Covid-19 vaccine, due to their higher risk of breakthrough infections after standard immunisation.The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunisation said the additional dose should be offered “as part of an extended primary series since these individuals are less likely to respond adequately to vaccination following a standard primary vaccine series and are at high risk of…

WHO backs use of first malaria vaccine for children  

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday the only approved vaccine against malaria should be widely given to African children, potentially marking a major advance against a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people annually.The WHO recommendation is for RTS,S – or Mosquirix – a vaccine developed by British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline.Since 2019, 2.3 million doses of Mosquirix have been administered to infants in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi in a large-scale pilot programme…

Africa: MSF Warns of Deadly TB Testing Gap Following Release of WHO Global TB Report 2021  

[MSF] The World Health Organization (WHO) released today the 2021 edition of its Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report, featuring data on TB trends and responses in 197 countries and areas.

Africa: Covid-19 Caused Rise in TB Deaths for First Time in a Decade- WHO   17%

[UN News] Deaths from tuberculosis - one of the top infectious killers in the world - have increased for the first time in a decade, as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

China will oppose ANY political manipulation in new WHO probe into origins of Covid-19 Foreign Ministry   14%

Beijing will take a strong stance against any form of “political manipulation” that may arise during the recently announced renewed probe by the World Health Organization (WHO) to determine the origins of the coronavirus.
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WHO backs Covid-19 booster jab for people with weak immune systems   -13%

The World Health Organization has recommended booster shots for people with weak immune systems as they are less likely to respond adequately to the standard course of vaccinations.
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Mortality from Covid-19 around the world dropped to lowest level: WHO   10%

The number of weekly coronavirus deaths worldwide continues to decline and is now at its lowest level in nearly a year. This was announced on Wednesday at a briefing in Geneva by the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus, quoted by TASS.

These 3 signs mean your BP levels are high   20%

High blood pressure or hypertension is a leading cause of many cardiovascular diseases. It occurs when the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. According to the World Health Organization, about "63% of total deaths in India are due to noncommunicable diseases, of which 27% are attributed to cardiovascular disease."

WHO hopes new COVID-19 panel can find coronavirus origins  

The World Health Organization has formed a scientific advisory group to further investigate the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, and how humans became infected with it.

Henrietta Lacks, Whose Cells Were Taken Without Her Consent, Is Honored by W.H.O.  

In a ceremony in Geneva, the World Health Organization presented an award to the family of Ms. Lacks, whose cancer cells led to world-changing advances in medical and scientific research.

WHO unveils action plan to prevent sex abuse after DR Congo scandal   25%

The World Health Organization on Friday unveiled part of its zero tolerance plan to prevent sexual abuse and exploitation in crisis zones, following pressure from member states.