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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.

WHO’s Tedros backs Tokyo Olympic Games ‘power to inspire’

New York: The head of the UN World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has welcomed the start of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as a chance to spread “hope to the world”.

China stung: US Secretary of State Blinken calls WHO's coronavirus origin investigation 'highly deficient'

Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called the World Health Organization's first study on the coronavirus pandemic's origins "highly deficient", a statement which is believed to be strong enough to put Beijing on the backfoot.

Nepal needs emergency assistance: WHO

Nepal needs emergency assistance as the coronavirus cases continue to surge and deaths are mounting, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organisation's director-general, said during a press briefing.

French Senate adopts resolution to support Taiwan's wider participation in WHO, other bodies

Paris: Amid China's continuing resistance, the French  Senate last week adopted a resolution to support Taiwan's participation in the activities of international organizations which also included the World Health Organization (WHO), media reports said.

US to WHO: Invite Taiwan as observer during upcoming annual meeting

The United States has asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to invite Taiwan to participate as an observer at the upcoming annual meeting of the World Health Assembly.

Invite Taiwan as observer during upcoming annual meeting: US tells WHO

The United States has asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to invite Taiwan to participate as an observer at the upcoming annual meeting of the World Health Assembly.