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New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement deploring the abduction of a doctor working for the UN health agency in the town of Menaka, in eastern Mali, by unknown assailants on Monday. more
$2.54 billion needed to tackle unprecedented health needs in 2023: WHO

New York: Two-and-a-half billion dollars: that’s how much funding the UN World Health Organization (WHO) will need across its operations this year, it said on Monday, to help a reco ...

WHO says death toll from Covid-19 spiked by 20 pc in past 30 days

Washington: The death toll from COVID-19 increased by 20 percent between December 19 and January 15 compared to the previous 28 days and reached 53.000 deaths, the World Health Organizati ...

WHO launches Council to develop TB vaccines, hoping to save millions of lives

New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has unveiled plans to speed up the licensing and use of effective novel vaccines against tuberculosi ...

WHO’s Tedros recaps challenging year, appeals for more information on COVID spread in China

New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern on Wednesday over the evolving COVID-19 situation in China, saying the UN agency continued to receive increasin ...

Gaps in surveillance, testing, sequencing and vaccination are continuing to create perfect conditions for a new COVID-19 variant of concern to emerge: WHO

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) has once again alerted lapses in strategies to tackle Covid-19 this year continue to create the perfect conditions for a "deadly new varia ...

Mpox:WHO recommends new name for monkeypox disease

Following a series of consultations with global experts, WHO will begin using a new preferred term “mpox” as a synonym for monkeypox. Both names will be used simultaneously fo ...

WHO convenes experts to identify new pathogens that could spark pandemics

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) is working to compile an updated list of priority pathogens that can cause future outbreaks or pandemics, the UN agency announced on Monday. ...

WHO unveils new strategy to tackle antimalarial drug resistance in Africa

New York: A new strategy has been launched to address the urgent problem of antimalarial drug resistance in Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday.

Cholera spreading throughout Lebanon, WHO warns

New York: The first cholera outbreak in nearly three decades in Lebanon is now spreading throughout the country, with more than 1,400 suspected cases, and 17 reported deaths so far, the W ...