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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. It is part of the U.N. Sustainable Development Group. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency's governing structure and principles, states its main objective as ensuring "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: No recommendation for well individuals to wear masks [Video]

WHO: No recommendation for well individuals to wear masks

World Health Organisation officials outline their advice on the public wearing masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Speakers include Dr Michael Ryan.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published
World's biggest glove maker has its hands full [Video]

World's biggest glove maker has its hands full

Malaysia's Top Glove, which makes one in five of the world's rubber gloves, says it is overwhelmed by orders amid the coronavirus crisis. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published
Golf stars send their thanks to the 'real' heroes [Video]

Golf stars send their thanks to the 'real' heroes

Rory McIlroy and others stress importance of listening to health professionals and to follow the World Health Organization's #StayAtHome mantra.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:06Published
WHO announce “historic” coronavirus drug trial [Video]

WHO announce “historic” coronavirus drug trial

The first patients in a “historic” drug trial to test treatments for the coronavirus have been enrolled in Norway and Spain, World Health Organization directer general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published
Protective gear shortage an 'urgent threat' - WHO [Video]

Protective gear shortage an 'urgent threat' - WHO

Coronavirus has infected more than half a million people and killed 20,000, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday as he appealed again for protective gear for medical staff working..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published
Coronavirus cases top half a million - WHO [Video]

Coronavirus cases top half a million - WHO

Coronavirus has infected more than half a million people and killed 20,000, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday as he appealed again for protective gear for medical staff working..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published
The US Likely To Surpass China In Total Number Of New Coronavirus Cases [Video]

The US Likely To Surpass China In Total Number Of New Coronavirus Cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the US could become the next center of the coronavirus outbreak. Data shows that in China and Italy, the two countries most severely affected by the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published
Jennifer Hudson offers surprise at-home performance for World Health Organisation livestream [Video]

Jennifer Hudson offers surprise at-home performance for World Health Organisation livestream

Jennifer Hudson joined H.E.R. to keep fans entertained online during the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday.

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'We should not squander' second opportunity to stop virus -WHO [Video]

'We should not squander' second opportunity to stop virus -WHO

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that countries which have locked down their populations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus need to use the time to find and attack the virus.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published
WHO director general: For many on this planet it's a struggle to follow this advice [Video]

WHO director general: For many on this planet it's a struggle to follow this advice

World Health Organisation director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, helps launch the Covid-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published
US Could Become Next Epicenter of Coronavirus Crisis, Warns WHO [Video]

US Could Become Next Epicenter of Coronavirus Crisis, Warns WHO

An official with the World Health Organization (WHO) made the statement on Tuesday. "A very large acceleration" of cases of the virus have resulted in more than 46,000 reported infections in the US.

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New York Struggling To Get Hospital Beds For Corona Patients [Video]

New York Struggling To Get Hospital Beds For Corona Patients

The worst of the coronavirus outbreak will hit New York state faster and harder than previously thought. Governor Andrew Cuomo and the World Health Organization are in agreement on this: The United..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published
Sao Paulo enters lockdown, without blasé Bolsonaro [Video]

Sao Paulo enters lockdown, without blasé Bolsonaro

Brazil's most populated city entered a 15-day lockdown on Tuesday, despite President Jair Bolsonaro's blasé response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus, that he describes as "a little flu." Gavino..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published
Postponement is about saving lives, says IOC chief Bach [Video]

Postponement is about saving lives, says IOC chief Bach

Thomas Bach says postponement is "to safeguard the health of the athletes and everybody involved in the Olympic Games"

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Olympics will be postponed- IOC member [Video]

Olympics will be postponed- IOC member

The International Olympic Committee has decided to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, IOC member Dick Pound said on Monday. This report produced by Jillian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published
FIFA teams up with WHO to support fight against pandemic [Video]

FIFA teams up with WHO to support fight against pandemic

FIFA President Gianni Infantino launches the "pass the message to kick out coronavirus" video campaign.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 04:20Published
Famous footballers feature in new coronavirus awareness video [Video]

Famous footballers feature in new coronavirus awareness video

Credit: World Health Organisation The World Health Organisation have released a new video featuing famous faces from the footballing world relaying hygiene information in the face of the coronavirus.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:33Published
COVID-19: WHO warns Africa to prepare for worst [Video]

COVID-19: WHO warns Africa to prepare for worst

More than 1,000 people have been diagnosed with the virus in 42 countries across the continent.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published
WHO: Young people 'not invincible' against coronavirus [Video]

WHO: Young people 'not invincible' against coronavirus

The World Health Organisation has sent a message to young people that they are "not invincible" against the new coronavirus. Director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said figures from all over the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:58Published
Wuhan provides hope for rest of world: WHO chief [Video]

Wuhan provides hope for rest of world: WHO chief

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual press conference on Friday that it was the first time that Wuhan has not reported any new cases of coronavirus since..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published
'You are not invincible': WHO to youth [Video]

'You are not invincible': WHO to youth

Coronavirus can sicken or kill young people, who must also avoid mingling and spreading it to older and more vulnerable people, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published
What Are 'Mild Symptoms' of Coronavirus? [Video]

What Are 'Mild Symptoms' of Coronavirus?

The coronavirus outbreak has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:11Published
How To Care For Your Pet During The Coronavirus Outbreak [Video]

How To Care For Your Pet During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Many pet parents are becoming increasingly worried about their furry friends contracting the new coronavirus. The World Health Organization has said there is no meaningful evidence that your pooch can..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

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Taiwan says WHO not sharing coronavirus information it provides, pressing complaints

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WHO says following Taiwan virus response closely, after complaints

The World Health Organization (WHO) is closely following the development of the coronavirus in Taiwan and is learning lessons from how they are fighting it, the body said on Sunday, after complaints..
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Is coronavirus airborne? WHO says no

The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air. They quickly fall on..
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WHO says play video games as healthy social pastime during coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organization is recommending video games as a good way to stay socially active, but safe, during the coronavirus crisis.
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson risks infecting others by failing to isolate for long enough, Labour GP warns

Rosena Allin-Khan criticises 'deeply worrying' ignoring of World Health Organisation guidelines
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Timeline of India's response to coronavirus outbreak

India was proactive in its approach towards tackling COVID-19 and put together a comprehensive response system at its borders before the outbreak was declared as a pandemic by the World Health..
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India's response to Coronvirus pre-emptive, pro-active, graded: Govt

The government said it had already put in place a "comprehensive response system" at its borders much before the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus as a public health emergency of..
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Fact check: Claim of new symptoms for COVID-19 is partly false

Neither the CDC nor WHO lists vomiting or loss of appetite as symptoms of the virus, and diarrhea is very rarely reported.
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India to soon participate in WHO 'solidarity trial' for developing potential Covid-19 drugs: Govt

India is soon likely to participate in the WHO's "solidarity trial" for developing potential drugs for COVID-19, officials said on Friday. At a press briefing on coronavirus at 4 pm, health ministry..
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Coronavirus cases top half a million, protective gear lacking: WHO

Coronavirus has infected more than half a million people and killed 20,000, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday as he appealed again for protective gear for medical staff..
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WHO urges all countries to unite against COVID-19 pandemic

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GENEVA, March 26 (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged all countries to unite against the COVID-19 pandemic, warning that "millions could die" without aggressive action...
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Africa's window to curb coronavirus "narrowing every day": WHO

About half of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa still have a "narrowing" opportunity to curb the spread of coronavirus in the local population, a World Health Organisation regional official said on..
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China will continue to support global coronavirus fight, Xi tells WHO

China's control of the coronavirus outbreak continues to improve and the country will keep offering anti-epidemic support globally to the best of its ability, state media cited President Xi Jinping as..
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Lockdown will not be enough: WHO

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Countries must not squander chance to control coronavirus: WHO

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World Health Organization says countries need to use lock-down time to attack coronavirus

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New York's virus outlook darkens, even as Trump pushes to reopen economy

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President Trump pushes to reopen U.S. economy, state governors push back

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