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World Health Organization: Specialized agency of the United Nations
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency's governing structure and principles, states its main objective as "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health." It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with six semi-autonomous regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

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WHO warns hospitals struggling as COVID-19 surge in Europe continues [Video]

WHO warns hospitals struggling as COVID-19 surge in Europe continues

The WHO has warned hospitals and intensive care units are running close to or above capacity in “too many countries”, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to surge across Europe.View on euronews

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New COVID-19 records across Europe as restrictions reimposed [Video]

New COVID-19 records across Europe as restrictions reimposed

European countries tighten COVID-19 curbs as WHO urges nations to enforce quarantine measures to contain new surges.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published
Ireland, Wales to re-enter lockdown as COVID-19 surges in Europe [Video]

Ireland, Wales to re-enter lockdown as COVID-19 surges in Europe

European countries tighten COVID-19 curbs as WHO urges nations to enforce quarantine measures to contain new surges.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published
John Oliver Calls Out Trump Over Plans to Cut Ties With World Health Organization | THR News [Video]

John Oliver Calls Out Trump Over Plans to Cut Ties With World Health Organization | THR News

John Oliver on Sunday's 'Last Week Tonight' took a deep dive into President Trump's issues with the World Health Organization or, as Oliver called it, "one of the president's favorite punching bags."

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Paris heads into curfew as Europe battles soaring COVID caseload [Video]

Paris heads into curfew as Europe battles soaring COVID caseload

World Health Organization says a 44 percent rise in European cases in a week is ‘very concerning’.

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COVID-19: Restrictions tighten further in Europe amid second wave of infections [Video]

COVID-19: Restrictions tighten further in Europe amid second wave of infections

The World Health Organization has warned that intensive care units in some European cities could reach maximum capacity in the coming weeks if infections keep rising.

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Remdesivir has little effect on COVID deaths: WHO [Video]

Remdesivir has little effect on COVID deaths: WHO

Anti-viral medication remdesivir was found to have little or no effect on COVID-19 patients' length of hospital stay or chances of survival, according to a clinical trial by the World Health..

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YouTube to remove videos with COVID-19 vaccine misinformation [Video]

YouTube to remove videos with COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

Video sharing platform YouTube announced on Wednesday that it will remove videos containing COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. According to The Verge, YouTube announced that the content about a vaccine..

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WHO Chief Slams ‘Unethical’ Use of Herd Immunity as COVID-19 Response [Video]

WHO Chief Slams ‘Unethical’ Use of Herd Immunity as COVID-19 Response

On Monday, the head of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, spoke about COVID-19 during a virtual press briefing.

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‘No new answers’ says WHO as it reports record 350,000 daily coronavirus cases [Video]

‘No new answers’ says WHO as it reports record 350,000 daily coronavirus cases

The record daily coronavirus tally announced by the World Health Organization includes more than 109,000 cases from Europe.

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COVID-19: Harsh Vardhan chairs WHO Executive Board special session [Video]

COVID-19: Harsh Vardhan chairs WHO Executive Board special session

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan presided over World Health Organisation (WHO) Executive Board special session on COVID-19 response on October 05. Harsh Vardhan presided the meeting via a virtual..

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Therapeutic, vaccines for whole world is only way out of this pandemic: Harsh Vardhan [Video]

Therapeutic, vaccines for whole world is only way out of this pandemic: Harsh Vardhan

World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board Chairman and Union Health Minister of India, Dr Harsh Vardhan on October 05 attended 5th special session of WHO executive board via video conferencing...

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WHO Director-General wishes Trump a swift Covid-19 recovery [Video]

WHO Director-General wishes Trump a swift Covid-19 recovery

The World Health Organization's Director-General wished "a full and swift"recovery to U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania on Friday,after Trump announced on Twitter that he and the first..

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1 mln COVID-19 deaths "a very sad milestone"- WHO [Video]

1 mln COVID-19 deaths "a very sad milestone"- WHO

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that one million deaths from COVID-19 was "a very sad milestone", after many victims suffered "a terribly difficult and lonely death" and their families..

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Rapid COVID-19 tests that give results 'in minutes' to be rolled out in poorer countries [Video]

Rapid COVID-19 tests that give results 'in minutes' to be rolled out in poorer countries

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hailed the tests, which he said provide reliable results in approximately 15 to 30 minutes, as “good news” in the fight against COVID-19.

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Europe has 'a lot of work to do' to prevent COVID-19 transmission, WHO expert warns [Video]

Europe has 'a lot of work to do' to prevent COVID-19 transmission, WHO expert warns

Amid rapidly rising cases in Europe, the World Health Organization's Dr Mike Ryan said that Europe has a lot of work to do and said a national lockdown was only a "last resort".View on euronews

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WHO Warns of 'Alarming Rates' of Coronavirus Transmission in Europe [Video]

WHO Warns of 'Alarming Rates' of Coronavirus Transmission in Europe

Hans Kluge, the regional director of the World Health Organization (WHO), made the statement during a press conference on Thursday.

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