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July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022
WHO

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.

July 16, 2022
July 16, 2022

"Covid-19 fuelled largest continued backslide in childhood vaccinations"

The largest sustained decline in childhood vaccinations in approximately 30 years has been recorded in official data published today (July 16, 2022) by World Health Organisation and Unicef.

May 5, 2022
May 5, 2022

Global Covid-19 deaths nearly 3 times higher than reported: WHO

Almost three times as many people have died as a result of COVID-19 as the official data show, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report, the most comprehensive look at the true global toll of the pandemic so far.

April 5, 2022
April 5, 2022

99pc of people on Earth breathing polluted air: WHO

A full 99 percent of people on Earth breathe air containing too many pollutants, the World Health Organization said yesterday, blaming poor air quality for millions of deaths each year.

April 3, 2022
April 3, 2022

WHO suspends India’s Covaxin supply through UN procurement agencies

The World Health Organization (WHO) has suspended the supply of India’s first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, through UN procurement agencies, and recommended to countries which received the jab to take actions as appropriate.

May 19, 2020
May 19, 2020

WHO states agree to independent probe of coronavirus response

World Health Organization member states agreed Tuesday to an independent probe into the UN agency's coronavirus response as US criticism mounted over its handling of the pandemic.

April 11, 2020
April 11, 2020

WHO warns about dangers of premature lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned countries on to be cautious about lifting restrictions introduced to curb the spread of the new coronavirus and voiced alarm it was taking hold in Africa.

March 21, 2020
March 21, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: WHO suggests urgent action in Bangladesh

The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests Bangladesh government take urgent action to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

March 21, 2020
March 21, 2020

WHO message to youth on coronavirus: 'You are not invincible'

Coronavirus can sicken or kill young people as well and they must also avoid mingling and spreading it to older and more vulnerable people, the World Health Organization has said.

March 17, 2020
March 17, 2020

WHO calls for urgent, aggressive actions as coronavirus cases soar in Southeast Asia region

The World Health Organization (WHO) calls on Southeast Asian countries, including Bangladesh, to urgently scale-up aggressive measures to combat Covid-19, as confirmed cases crossed 480, and the disease claimed eight lives in the region.