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COVID-19: Consequences of ‘chronic under-investment in public health’ laid bare: Tedros

New York: A global chronic under-investment in public health has been exposed by the coronavirus pandemic, which must now lead to a major re-think in how all societies value health, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday.

COVID-19 has disrupted critical mental health services in 93 pc countries: WHO

New Delhi/UNI:  COVID-19 has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93 per cent of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health is increasing, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Global partnership to make available 120 million affordable, quality COVID-19 rapid tests for low- and middle-income countries: WHO

Geneva: A set of agreements to make available, for low and middle-income countries, affordable, high-quality COVID-19 antigen rapid tests were on Monday announced by the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. Organizations involved in the milestone agreement include the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), the Global Fund, Unitaid, and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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 their efforts to recover from COVID-19.

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.

WHO chief warns against COVID-19 ‘vaccine nationalism’, urges support for fair access

New York: Warning against “vaccine nationalism” in the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has again underlined the importance of global solidarity in addressing the crisis.

‘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”.

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-19 pandemic, as global COVID-19 cases had doubled over the past six weeks.

Coronavirus: 10 million infections milestone looms – WHO's Tedros

New York/IBNS: The world is on track to reach 10 million coronavirus cases within the next week, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief executive said on Wednesday, a “sober reminder” that as research continues into therapeutics and vaccines, utmost efforts are needed now to suppress transmission and save lives.

COVID-19: Preparations for southern flu season must be a priority: WHO’s Tedros

New York/IBNS: Despite the ongoing global response to COVID-19, the world cannot lose sight of the significant public health risk posed by influenza, which affects every country every year and takes its own deadly toll, World Health Organization (WHO) Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Monday.

No time to take ‘foot off the pedal’ as coronavirus pandemic worsens: WHO

New York/IBNS: The COVID-19 pandemic is worsening globally, with more than 136,000 cases recorded on Sunday: the highest number in a single day, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO set to resume hydroxychloroquine trial to fight Coronavirus outbreak

Geneva: Investigations will continue into the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19,  , WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  said.

WHO chief warns of long road to travel as COVID-19 risk remains high

Geneva/Xinhua/UNI: The majority of the world's population remains susceptible to COVID-19 and there is a long road to travel as the risk remains high, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Without effective interventions, Pakistan's COVID-19 cases can rise to 200,000 by mid July: WHO alerts

Islamabad/IBNS: The number of COVID-19 positive cases in Pakistan can rise to 200,000 by mid-July if "effective interventions" are not taken, the World Health Organization warned as it estimated the magnitude of the disease in the upcoming days.

WHO chief urges US to reconsider funding freeze

Geneva/UNI: The World Health Organization (WHO) chief has called on the United States to reconsider its decision to freeze funding to the organization, and hoped that the US will once again support WHO's work and continue to save lives.