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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: Covid-19 crisis has brought out the best and worst in humanity [Video]

WHO: Covid-19 crisis has brought out the best and worst in humanity

Credit: World Health OrganisationWith more than 500,000 people dead and over 10 million confirmed Covid-19 cases worldwide, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said this is "a moment..

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Apple Watch to Prompt Users to Wash Hands for 20 Seconds [Video]

Apple Watch to Prompt Users to Wash Hands for 20 Seconds

The World Health Organization states that washing your hands for 20 seconds is vital in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

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Coronavirus: The 11 countries where WHO Europe says COVID-19 is on the rise [Video]

Coronavirus: The 11 countries where WHO Europe says COVID-19 is on the rise

Which 11 countries in WHO's European region have seen their COVID-19 outbreaks accelerate in recent weeks?View on euronews

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WHO expects to see worldwide Covid-19 cases reach 10 million within next week [Video]

WHO expects to see worldwide Covid-19 cases reach 10 million within next week

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that it expects to see the number of cases of Covid-19 reach 10 million within the next week.Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, told a press..

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WHO: Brazil's COVID-19 cases 'much higher' than reports [Video]

WHO: Brazil's COVID-19 cases 'much higher' than reports

The World Health Organization says the lack of testing means many cases are likely going undetected in the world’s second-worst affected with 51,000 deaths reported so far.

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England's cultural hubs to reopen July 4 [Video]

England's cultural hubs to reopen July 4

Cinemas, museums and galleries in one of the nations hardest hit by the global pandemic can reopen from early next month. Emer McCarthy reports.

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New York reopens, other states spike and global cases hit 'grim record' [Video]

New York reopens, other states spike and global cases hit 'grim record'

New York City entered Phase 2 of reopening on Monday while at least 12 other states saw record COVID-19 spikes - and the World Health Organization reported a record number of new daily cases. Lisa..

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WHO Cheif says the greatest threat during the pandemic is "lack of global solidarity" [Video]

WHO Cheif says the greatest threat during the pandemic is "lack of global solidarity"

The greatest threat from the Covid-19 pandemic is not the coronavirus itself but a "lack of global solidarity" in confronting it, the World Health Organization chief warned on Monday. Tedros Adhanom..

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World entering 'dangerous phase' with coronavirus: WHO [Video]

World entering 'dangerous phase' with coronavirus: WHO

The WHO director general on Friday warned that the world has entered a "dangerous" new pandemic phase and that the spread of the coronavirus is accelerating. Gavino Garay has more.

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Pandemic spreading faster in Americas, south Asia, Middle East - WHO [Video]

Pandemic spreading faster in Americas, south Asia, Middle East - WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, with Thursday's 150,000 new cases the highest in a single day and nearly half of those in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday..

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Europeans working with U.S. to restructure WHO, top official says [Video]

Europeans working with U.S. to restructure WHO, top official says

European governments are working with the United States on plans to overhaul the World Health Organization, a top health official for a European country said, signalling that Europe shares some of the..

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WHO: Steroid should be kept for serious cases [Video]

WHO: Steroid should be kept for serious cases

A cheap steroid that can help save the lives of patients with severe COVID-19 should be reserved for serious cases in which it has been shown to provide benefits, the World Health Organization said on..

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WHO sees "green shoots" of hope in pandemic [Video]

WHO sees "green shoots" of hope in pandemic

Signs of hope have started to show in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but it added that countries must continue to work on prevention..

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WHO to update COVID-19 guidance for steroid drug [Video]

WHO to update COVID-19 guidance for steroid drug

[NFA] The World Health Organization said it was moving to update its guidelines on treating people stricken with COVID-19 to reflect results of a clinical trial that showed a cheap, common steroid can..

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Should People Wear Masks On Public Transportation? [Video]

Should People Wear Masks On Public Transportation?

Australian Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nick Coatsworth spoke on people wearing masks on buses, trans or trams. He said if you’re “a vulnerable person” then wearing a mask would be a..

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Beijing on alert amid surge in market virus cases [Video]

Beijing on alert amid surge in market virus cases

Xinfadi wholesale food market is closed, with a second day of record high COVID-19 cases, and no clear source of the cluster. Caroline Malone reports.

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5 foods that help fight iron deficiency

5 foods that help fight iron deficiency
The World Health Organization has shared a number of dietary tips and food recommendations that can help combat the problem of iron deficiency. ......
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WHO asks South-East Asia region countries to pay attention to mental health, suicide prevention

With the coronavirus pandemic still accelerating, impacting lives and livelihoods and causing fear and anxiety among people, the World Health Organization on Thursday called upon countries in the..
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WHO says Mideast at 'critical threshold' in virus numbers

who says mideast at 'critical threshold' in virus numbers
Shares The World Health Organization warned Wednesday the Middle East was at a decisive moment in the fight against the novel coronavirus, with cases surging as countries ease lockdown measures. "We..
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Over 160,000 coronavirus cases reported every day in past week: WHO

over 160,000 coronavirus cases reported every day in past week: who
The World Health Organization said Wednesday that more than 160,000 Covid-19 cases have been reported daily in the past...
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Indra Mani Pandey to be India’s next ambassador to UN, WHO


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Amidst focus on WHO, India appoints new envoy to UN bodies in Geneva

Indra Mani Pandey will have an important task at hand, given the calls are growing for reforms at the WHO due to its failure to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic
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Yemen's Coronavirus Catastrophe Is A Global Embarrassment

yemen's coronavirus catastrophe is a global embarrassment
In Yemen, the coronavirus pandemic is overwhelming hospitals and cemeteries. More young people are dying there than in most other countries, and the virus is spreading so fast the World Health..
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Coronavirus updates: Los Angeles, Florida counties to close beaches for July 4th weekend; WHO warns 'worst is yet to come'; 126K US deaths

Los Angeles and several Florida counties will close its beaches for Fourth of July weekend. The WHO issued a warning about the disease. Latest news.  
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Amid search for virus origin, WHO says sending team to China 'next week'

amid search for virus origin, who says sending team to china 'next week'
GENEVA: The World Health Organization said Monday it was sending a team to China next week in connection with the search for the origin of the virus...
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Coronavirus: Worst is still to come on pandemic, WHO chief warns

The pandemic "is not even close to being over", the World Health Organization's chief says.
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WHO chief Tedros: 'This is not even close to being over'

who chief tedros: 'this is not even close to being over'
GENEVA: The COVID-19 pandemic is not even close to being over, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing on Monday. "We...
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World still doesn't understand, says Sweden's COVID expert

world still doesn't understand, says sweden's covid expert
After three months of non-stop controversy, Sweden's top epidemiologist is about to go on vacation. Anders Tegnell is unlikely to stray far from home, after much of the European Union excluded Sweden..
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Coronavirus resurging in Europe as restrictions ease, World Health Organisation says

coronavirus resurging in europe as restrictions ease, world health organisation says
Europe has seen a surge of Covid-19 cases since countries began easing...
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Coronavirus: 'Very significant' resurgences in Europe alarm WHO

If left unchecked the resurgences will "push health systems to the brink once again", the WHO warns.
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Almost 10 million cases of Covid-19 reported to World Health Organisation

almost 10 million cases of covid-19 reported to world health organisation
Almost 10 million people around the world have tested positive for Covid-19, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The global health body said it expected to reach the grim milestone “within..
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WHO urges rapid dexamethasone production for coronavirus patients

The World Health Organization called Monday for a rapid increase in production of the steroid dexamethasone, after British clinical trials found it has life-saving potential for critically-ill..
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Coronavirus pandemic still accelerating: WHO chief

coronavirus pandemic still accelerating: who chief
DUBAI: The novel coronavirus pandemic is still accelerating and its effects will be felt for decades, the World Health Organization's director-general told an...
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Coronavirus: Brazil’s deaths pass 50,000 as Germany’s cases increase

coronavirus: brazil’s deaths pass 50,000 as germany’s cases increase
More than 8.9 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 468,300 deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. The World Health Organisation reported..
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WHO reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases

who reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases
Geneva, Jun 22: The World Health Organization on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count, at more than 183,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours. The UN health..
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Gold prices today jump as rising Covid-19 cases dent hopes of quick recovery

gold prices today jump as rising covid-19 cases dent hopes of quick recovery
NEW DELHI: Gold and silver prices jumped in the opening trade on Monday amid surging Covid-19 patient count across the world, putting a question mark over a quick recovery in economic conditions. Total..
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WHO warns world in ‘new and dangerous phase’ of Covid-19 pandemic

who warns world in ‘new and dangerous phase’ of covid-19 pandemic
(Malay Mail) – The World Health Organisation warned yesterday of a “new and dangerous phase” of the coronavirus pandemic with people tiring of lockdowns despite the disease’s accelerating..
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W.H.O. Warns of ‘Dangerous Phase’ of Pandemic as Outbreaks Widen

Beijing and Seoul have had a recent surge in coronavirus cases, and businesses are recoiling in America as infections sharply increase in Southern and Western states.
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WHO hopeful Covid-19 vaccines could be available before end of this year

who hopeful covid-19 vaccines could be available before end of this year
The World Health Organisation’s chief scientist, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, on Thursday said that the agency is optimistic and hopeful that the COVID-19 vaccines could be available before the end of this..
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Steroid should be kept for serious coronavirus cases, WHO says

A cheap steroid that can help save the lives of patients with severe COVID-19 should be reserved for serious cases in which it has been shown to provide benefits, the World Health Organization said on..
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WHO says dexamethasone is a lifesaver for critically ill

who says dexamethasone is a lifesaver for critically ill
NEW DELHI : The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that initial clinical trial results from Oxford University showed dexamethasone, a steroid, to be lifesaving for critically ill..
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WHO moves to update Covid-19 guidance after 'major breakthrough' in drug study

who moves to update covid-19 guidance after 'major breakthrough' in drug study
The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was moving to update its guidelines on treating people stricken with Covid-19 to reflect results of a clinical trial that showed a cheap, common steroid can..
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Disagreement on WHO hindering U.N. Security Council conference: RIA

Russia said on Wednesday that differences between other nations over the role of the World Health Organization have delayed a video conference being organized between the permanent members of the U.N...
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Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO

pandemics result from destruction of nature, say un and who
Experts call for legislation and trade deals worldwide to encourage green recovery Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of..
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WHO sees 'great news' in steroid's trial results in COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) hailed as "great news" initial clinical trial results that showed a cheap and widely used steroid called dexamethasone can help save the lives of critically ill..
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Around 9% of Guinea-Bissau health workers have been infected with COVID-19

More than 170 of Guinea-Bissau's 2,000 health workers have contracted COVID-19, a World Health Organization expert said on Tuesday, warning that hospitals were close to being overwhelmed.
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WHO Americas director says coronavirus pandemic still accelerating in the region

The number of people infected with the coronavirus in the Americas is fast approaching 4 million with almost 204,000 deaths, and the pandemic continues to accelerate, World Health Organization (WHO)..
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Amid U.S. standoff, WHO chief to address Chinese university graduates

The head of the WHO is due to give a speech to Beijing university students this week, as the U.N. body seeks to manage a resurgence of the coronavirus in China amid hostility from its biggest donor,..
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African countries are still waiting for a surge in Covid-19 cases. Some public health experts question whether it will happen

african countries are still waiting for a surge in covid-19 cases. some public health experts question whether it will happen
Johannesburg (CNN)On January 28, at around one in the morning, Dr. John Nkengasong's cellphone rang in Addis Ababa. Nigerian officials told Nkengasong, the Director of the Africa Centres for Disease..
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WHO notes 100,000 new coronavirus cases daily

who notes 100,000 new coronavirus cases daily
Geneva, Jun 16: The head of the World Health Organization says more than 100,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported worldwide each day over the past two weeks - mostly in the Americas..
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WHO chief to speak at top Chinese university graduation ceremony

The director-general of the World Health Organization is scheduled to give a commencement speech to students at the elite Tsinghua University in Beijing, amid accusations from the United States that he..
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China's new virus outbreak needs further testing after 'hypothesis' on cause: WHO

The origins of a new cluster of coronavirus infections in Beijing are uncertain, World Health Organization officials said on Monday, but the claim that it might have been caused by imports or packaging..
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WHO says 'hypothesis' about cause of China's new virus outbreak needs further testing

The origins of a new cluster of coronavirus infections in Beijing are uncertain, World Health Organization officials said on Monday, describing the claim that it might have been caused by imports or..
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WHO warns England's lockdown should not be lifted further without improved test and trace system

Nation remains in 'very active phase of the pandemic', official warns
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WHO's Kluge warns against further lifting of lockdown in England: Guardian

The coronavirus induced lockdown in England should not be further lifted until the government's contact-tracing system proves to be "robust and effective", the World Health Organization's regional..
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Coronavirus hitting the Americas hardest says World Health Organization

The Americas are bearing the brunt of the global coronavirus pandemic at present, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, with North and South America currently having four of the 10 worst..
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Brazil's COVID-19 deaths surge past UK, WHO says hospital system coping

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll overtook Britain's on Friday to become the second highest in the world with 41,828 dead, but the World Health Organization said the nation's health system was standing up..
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Kremlin defends Russia's coronavirus death data after WHO query

The Kremlin denied on Thursday there was anything untoward with Russia's official coronavirus death data after the World Health Organisation said this week that Russia's low death rate was "difficult..
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Pandemic 'accelerating' in Africa, test kits needed, WHO says

The coronavirus pandemic is "accelerating" in Africa, spreading from capital cities where it arrived with travellers, but it does not appear that severe cases and deaths are being missed, the World..
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WHO hopes to work with U.S. on Ebola despite Trump criticism

The World Health Organization hopes to work "side by side" with the United States to contain an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, its chief said on Wednesday, despite their differences over the new..
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