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WHO Worried About COVID-19 Spread In Europe

Written by on 18 March 2021

The World Health Organization said Thursday it was “particularly worried” about the Covid-19 situation in the Balkans and Central Europe, noting that hospitalisations and deaths were among the highest in the world. The organisation’s regional office for Europe also noted that the situation was “most acute” in areas that had been successful “in controlling the […]

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No Reason To Stop Using AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine – WHO

Written by on 12 March 2021

The World Health Organization said Friday there was no reason to stop using AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine after several European countries suspended the roll-out over blood clot fears. The WHO said its vaccines advisory committee was currently looking at safety data and stressed that no causal link had been established between the vaccine and clotting. Denmark, […]

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WHO Scraps Plan For Interim Report On Wuhan Virus Mission

Written by on 5 March 2021

The World Health Organization has scrapped plans for a team that visited Wuhan, China to probe the origins of the coronavirus pandemic to issue an interim report, The Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday. Wuhan is the city where the pandemic is believed to have originated in late 2019. The WHO team returned recently from […]

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COVID-19 Kills Fewer African Women Than Men – WHO Study

Written by on 5 March 2021

Women in Africa are less likely to die from Covid-19 than men, but more likely to succumb to maternal complications due to limited access to reproductive services since the pandemic started, the UN said Thursday citing reports. A study of 28 African countries including Guinea, Mauritius and Uganda showed that on average women accounted for […]

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Nigeria Receives 3.92million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Written by on 3 March 2021

Nigeria on Tuesday received 3.92million COVID-19 vaccine doses. The NAFDAC-approved Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, via an Emirates airline. Officials including the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, and the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire were at the airport to receive the vaccines. The World […]

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One In Four People Will Have Hearing Problems By 2050: WHO

Written by on 2 March 2021

One in four of the world’s population will suffer from hearing problems by 2050, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday, calling for extra investment in prevention and treatment. The first-ever global report on hearing said that the causes of many of the problems — such as infections, diseases, birth defects, noise exposure and lifestyle choices […]

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WHO Says Don’t Dismiss AstraZeneca Shot After South Africa Delays Inoculation

Written by on 9 February 2021

The World Health Organization insisted Monday that the AstraZeneca vaccine was still a vital tool in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, after South Africa delayed the start of its inoculation program over concerns about the drug’s efficacy against a virus variant. As concerns rose over the AstraZeneca shot, the United States said it […]

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UK COVID-19 Strain In Over 60 Countries, Says WHO

Written by on 20 January 2021

The UK coronavirus strain has spread to at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization reported on Wednesday, after US President-elect Joe Biden led a moving tribute to American victims. Covid-19 has claimed more than two million lives globally since it was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan more than a year ago, […]

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WHO Team Arrives In Wuhan For Virus Investigation

Written by on 14 January 2021

A team of experts from the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan Thursday to probe the origins of the coronavirus more than a year after it emerged, as China reported its first death from COVID-19 in eight months. The 10 scientists landed for their much-delayed mission, met by Chinese officials in hazmat suits and given […]

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