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WHO chief underscores need for ‘peace for health’ in landmark visit to northwest Syria

New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday visited earthquake-ravaged northwest Syria, becoming the first senior UN official to enter the region since war erupted in the country 12 years ago this month.

WHO announces $43 million appeal to scale up response in Syria and Turkey

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a $43 million appeal to support earthquake response in Syria and Türkey, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Sunday.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus arrives in quake-hit Syria

Cairo/UNI: Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus arrived in Syria, five days after the country was rocked by powerful earthquakes, Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

Pakistan: WHO warns of significant health risks as floods continue

New York: Major health risks are unfolding in Pakistan as unprecedented flooding continues, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday, warning of the threat of further spread of malaria, dengue fever and other water and vector-borne diseases.

WHO Boss Tedros says he is unable to send money to 'starving' family

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, has revealed he is unable to send money to his "starving" relatives in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region.

COVID-19: China describes lab leak theory as 'politically motivated' as WHO calls for further probe

Beijing: The Chinese government has rejected the theory which states that COVID-19 virus might have originated  as a leak from a Chinese laboratory.

COVID-19: Health workers face ‘dangerous neglect’, warn WHO, ILO

New York: Health teams worldwide need much safer working conditions to combat the “dangerous neglect” they have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN health and labour agencies said on Monday.

US, UK pitch for Taiwan's participation at WHO meeting

Taipei, Taiwan: Health officials from the United States and the United Kingdom have voiced the need for Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) during the agency's latest Executive Board meeting, media reports said on Monday.

US hails South Africa for quick, transparent response to emergence of Omicron strain

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has thanked South Africa for a swift and transparent approach to the emergence of the new, Omicron, variant of the coronavirus, US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said.

US plans to reopen land border to fully vaccinated Canadians from next month

Ottawa/IBNS: Senior United States (U.S.) officials announced Tuesday night that starting early November, the country would allow fully vaccinated Canadians to enter the at land and ferry border crossings, which have been closed for non-essential travel since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

Lebanon crisis: More international assistance needed urgently - WHO chief

New York: Lebanon’s enduring economic crisis risks reversing decades of gains in people’s wellbeing, the head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Afghanistan: Negotiations to bring 500 tonnes of urgent medical supplies ongoing, says WHO

New York: Negotiations are underway to bring 500 metric tonnes of urgently needed medical supplies into Afghanistan, senior regional officials with the World Health Organization (WHO) said during an online briefing on Tuesday.

Afghanistan: Medical lifeline to millions must not be cut, warns WHO

New York: The delivery of lifesaving aid and medical supplies to millions of Afghans must not be cut, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, citing a more than threefold rise in the number of trauma cases.

700-plus healthcare workers and patients killed in attacks on facilities: WHO

New York: More than 700 healthcare workers and patients have died, and more than 2,000 have been injured in attacks on health facilities since December 2017, according to a three year analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) released on Tuesday.

Middle East is in fourth wave of Covid-19 triggered by Delta variant: WHO

Geneva/IBNS: The Middle East is in the midst of the fourth wave of Covid-19, triggered by the delta variant of coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.