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WHO identifying potential pandemic pathogens

The World Health Organization said yesterday it was thrashing out a new list of priority pathogens that risk sparking pandemics or outbreaks and need to be kept under close observation.

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Covid pandemic not over yet

The head of the World Health Organization on Thursday tempered his assertion that the end of the Covid-19 pandemic was near, warning that declaring the crisis over was “still a long way off”.

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End of Covid pandemic is in sight: WHO chief

The world has never been in a better position to end the Covid-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said yesterday, urging nations to keep up their efforts against the virus that has killed over six million people.

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Two thirds of Africans may have had Covid: WHO study

More than two-thirds of Africans may have contracted Covid-19 over the past two years, around 97 times more than reported infections, a World Health Organization report suggested on Thursday.

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‘Biowarfare lab’ row

The World Health Organization advised Ukraine to destroy high-threat pathogens housed in the country’s public health laboratories to prevent “any potential spills” that would spread disease among the population, the agency told Reuters.

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Covid has taken severe mental health toll: WHO

The Covid pandemic has taken a dire toll on mental health, the WHO said yesterday, indicating that cases of anxiety and depression had swelled by over 25 percent globally.

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022
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WHO identifying potential pandemic pathogens

The World Health Organization said yesterday it was thrashing out a new list of priority pathogens that risk sparking pandemics or outbreaks and need to be kept under close observation.

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022
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Covid pandemic not over yet

The head of the World Health Organization on Thursday tempered his assertion that the end of the Covid-19 pandemic was near, warning that declaring the crisis over was “still a long way off”.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022
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End of Covid pandemic is in sight: WHO chief

The world has never been in a better position to end the Covid-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said yesterday, urging nations to keep up their efforts against the virus that has killed over six million people.

July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022
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Monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency

The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the monkeypox outbreak, which has affected nearly 16,000 people in 72 countries, to be a global health emergency -- the highest alarm it can sound.

June 26, 2022
June 26, 2022
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European festivals should not be scrapped due to monkeypox: WHO

The World Health Organization said Friday that European summer festivals should not be cancelled due to the monkeypox outbreak but should instead manage the risk of amplifying the virus. 

June 6, 2022
June 6, 2022
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WHO: 780 monkeypox outbreak cases

The World Health Organization yesterday said that 780 laboratory-confirmed monkeypox cases had been reported to it from 27 non-endemic countries, while maintaining that the global risk level was moderate.

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022
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Monkeypox cases could be ‘peak of iceberg’: WHO

The World Health Organization yesterday cautioned that some 200 monkeypox cases found in recent weeks outside of countries where the virus usually circulates could be just the beginning.

May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022
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Tedros re-elected as WHO chief

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the first African to head the World Health Organization, was re-elected yesterday with overwhelming support after running unopposed for a second term.

April 23, 2022
April 23, 2022
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WHO ‘strongly recommends’ Pfizer’s Covid pill

The World Health Organization said yesterday it “strongly recommended” Pfizer’s Covid-19 antiviral pill Paxlovid for patients with milder forms of the disease who were still at a high risk of hospitalisation.

April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022
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WHO launches traditional medicine hub in India

The World Health Organization launched its Global Centre for Traditional Medicine at a site in India on Tuesday, aimed at unlocking its potential by blending ancient practices with modern science.