Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Tag Archives: World Health Organization

World paying ‘heavy price’ for muddled virus strategies: UN

GENEVA: The planet is paying a heavy price for countries ignoring the recommendations of the World Health Organization to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, UN chief Antonio Guterres said. “Different countries have followed different, sometimes contradictory strategies and we are all paying a heavy price,” the secretary-general told a virtual meeting ...

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WHO wants invite to China’s probe into virus origins

GENEVA: The World Health Organization said it hoped China would invite it to take part in its investigations into the animal origins of the novel coronavirus. “WHO would be keen to work with international partners and at the invitation of the Chinese government to participate in investigation around the animal ...

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WHO warns worst of coronavirus yet to come

GENEVA: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the “worst is yet ahead [of] us” from the novel coronavirus outbreak. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a video conference that the world must act together on a national and global scale to overcome the pandemic. He ...

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Trump halts World Health Organization funding

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump cut off funding to the World Health Organization, accusing the UN body of mishandling the coronavirus crisis as governments grapple with how and when to get their struggling economies back to work. The deadly pandemic has already killed more than 125,000 people and infected nearly ...

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Hunger on the rise worldwide as 821 million affected: UN

UN: More than 821 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide last year, the United Nations reported – the third year in a row that the number has risen. After decades of decline, food insecurity began to increase in 2015 and reversing the trend is one of ...

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Measles cases soar across Europe, WHO urges greater immunization

PARIS: Europe saw a 400-percent increase in measles cases in 2017 compared to the previous year, affecting more than 21,000 people and causing 35 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s regional office for Europe said in a press release. The spike included large outbreaks, meaning 100 or more cases, in ...

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Drivers of the most polluting vehicles face an extra T-charge

LONDON: Drivers of the most polluting vehicles face an extra daily charge for driving into central London under a scheme introduced that aims to improve air quality in one of Europe s most polluted cities. London Mayor Sadiq Khan claimed that with the rollout of the new weekday “toxicity charge” – ...

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