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German minister laments choice of Syria for WHO board seat
Middle East

German minister laments choice of Syria for WHO board seat

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s health minister says he is “anything but happy” that Syria’s government — which has waged a…
WHO seeks Gaza patient access, evacuations after violence
Middle East

WHO seeks Gaza patient access, evacuations after violence

The World Health Organization called on Friday for access to patients in the Gaza strip and free passage to evacuate…
WHO confirms Indian coronavirus variant’s presence in 60 countries
World

WHO confirms Indian coronavirus variant’s presence in 60 countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed the presence of the coronavirus strain found in India in 60 countries and…
The Latest: WHO considers ways to strengthen urgent response
World

The Latest: WHO considers ways to strengthen urgent response

GENEVA — French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are among those rallying around efforts to strengthen the…
UN Secretary-General calls on WHO to approve Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine
Health & Fitness

UN Secretary-General calls on WHO to approve Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on the World Health Organization to approve the use of Russia’s Sputnik V…
Egypt receives 1.7 million AstraZeneca doses, 500,000 Sinopharm doses
Egypt

Egypt receives 1.7 million AstraZeneca doses, 500,000 Sinopharm doses

On Thursday, Egypt received 1.7 million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine through the COVAX initiative and 500,000 doses of…
Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo
World

Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

BENI, Congo (AP) — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said,…
WHO urges pause in market sale of captured live wild animals
Environment

WHO urges pause in market sale of captured live wild animals

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations’ health agency on Tuesday urged countries to suspend the sale of live animals captured…
Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 3 million amid new infections resurgence
World

Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 3 million amid new infections resurgence

(Reuters) – Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide crossed 3 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the latest global resurgence…
Data withheld from WHO team probing COVID-19 origins in China – Tedros
World

Data withheld from WHO team probing COVID-19 origins in China – Tedros

GENEVA/ZURICH (Reuters) – Data was withheld from World Health Organization investigators who travelled to China to research the origins of…
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