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Pandemic putting immunization gains at risk, UN agencies warn

New York: Disruptions in the delivery of immunization services resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to unravel global gains in reaching more children and young people with a wide ...

WHO to issue new brief on airborne transmission, following ‘active engagement’ with scientists

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to issue a brief on the modes of transmission of the new coronavirus, a senior official said on Tuesday.

COVID-19 pandemic ‘not even close to being over’, WHO chief warns

New York : Nearly six months after the new coronavirus first emerged, the COVID-19 pandemic is “not even close to being over”, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) ...

Food is best vaccine against chaos, insists UN World Food Programme head

New York : Tens of millions more people are likely to go hungry this year because of the COVID-19 crisis, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday, as it announced plans for a mas ...

UN tallies action so far to fight COVID-19, and roadmap out of the pandemic

New York: Amid the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN has mobilized to save lives, control transmission of the virus and ease the economic fallout, Secretary-General Ant&oac ...

COVID-19: UN health agency warns of ‘new and dangerous phase’ as cases mount

New York : The world is entering “a new and dangerous phase” of the COVID-19 pandemic, as infection rates continue to climb, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday ...

‘Urgency to act’ for sustainable development, greater than ever as coronavirus pandemic continues

New York : As COVID-19 upends lives and livelihoods across the planet, the UN on Monday held a wide-ranging policy discussion stressing a range of multilateral solutions to ease the pande ...

Soap for refugee shelters; a matter of life and death as pandemic continues

New York : Handwashing with soap and water has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an extremely important way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 but, in many countries ...

None of us is safe until we all are, says UN chief at EU push to end COVID-19 pandemic

New York : The “most massive public health effort in history” is needed to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief said on Monday, addressing a European Union pledging co ...