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Geneva/Xinhua: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged the international community to help meet a financial gap of 35 billion US dollars for the "Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator" (ACT-Accelerator), a WHO-led global collaboration for the development of COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. more
Sri Lankan President calls on WHO to facilitate ‘universal access’ to COVID vaccine

New York: The President of Sri Lanka has highlighted the success of his country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, underscoring the importance of a well-coordinated approach, unde ...

Syria COVID spread may be much higher than figures suggest, Lowcock tells Security Council

New York: Reports from inside Syria are pointing to a much broader spread of COVID-19 than the number of confirmed cases – currently 3,618 – suggests, the UN’s top human ...

Investments in public health, an investment in safer future, urges WHO chief Tedros

New York: The world must be ready when the next pandemic comes, the head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said, urging countries to invest more in public health as part of th ...

COVID-19 will not be the last pandemic, world must be ready for next: WHO chief Tedros

Geneva: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the world must be prepared for the next pandemic.

Mass vaccinations against Coronavirus unlikely before middle of the 2021: WHO

Geneva: A WHO official on Friday said the organization does not expect to witness widespread vaccinations against COVID-19 until the middle of next year.

WHO stresses need for quick action amid reports of fresh COVID-19 outbreaks

New York: With several countries experiencing fresh COVID-19 outbreaks after periods of little or no transmission, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday highlighted the need fo ...

‘No silver bullet’ to combat COVID-19, says UN health agency head

New York: There is “no silver bullet” to combat COVID-19, the head of the UN health agency told journalists on Monday, adding, “and there might never be”.

Young people ‘not invincible’ in COVID-19 pandemic: WHO chief

New York: Although older people are among those at highest risk of COVID-19, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has reminded younger generations that they are “not invi ...

WHO chief says global COVID-19 cases double over past six weeks

Geneva/Xinhua: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday that he will reconvene the Emergency Committee on Thursday to re-evaluate the COVID- ...