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US says it won’t join global effort to find COVID-19 vaccine

Written by on 2 September 2020

United States (US) said Tuesday that it will not work with an international cooperative effort to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine because it does not want to be constrained by multilateral groups like the World Health Organization (WHO). The decision to go it alone, first reported by The Washington Post, follows the White House’s […]

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Africa To Be Declared Polio-Free

Written by on 25 August 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to certify on Tuesday that the African continent is free from wild polio, four years after the last cases appeared in northeastern Nigeria. “Thanks to the relentless efforts by governments, donors, frontline health workers and communities, up to 1.8 million children have been saved from the crippling life-long […]

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WHO Warns People Under 50 Driving COVID-19 Spread In Asia-Pacific

Written by on 18 August 2020

Coronavirus cases in Asia-Pacific countries are now being driven by people under the age of 50 who may not know they are infected, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning of a “new phase” in the pandemic. Many have mild or no COVID-19 symptoms and risk infecting the elderly and other vulnerable populations, the WHO’s […]

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COVID-19:Vaccinate children now or risk them to uncertain future,UNICEF tells Nigeria

Written by on 17 July 2020

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has urged Nigeria to seize the current moment to vaccinate children or risk them to what it called “uncertain future and possibly dire health prospects.” The children’s rights organization tasked the country to “reimagine” how it delivers routine immunization during COVID-19 pandemic. This came as UNICEF and […]

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WHO Monitoring China Bubonic Plague Situation

Written by on 7 July 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday it was monitoring a case of bubonic plague in China after being notified by the authorities in Beijing. A herdsman in China’s northern Inner Mongolia region was confirmed at the weekend to have the bubonic plague. Two other cases were confirmed in Khovd province in neighbouring Mongolia last […]

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