WHO Develops Legal Instrument To Protect World From Future Pandemics 

WHO Develops Legal Instrument To Protect World From Future Pandemics 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that Member States have agreed to develop the first draft of a legally binding agreement designed to protect the world from future pandemics.  WHO explained in a statement that the agreement would take into account equity,...
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At World Health Summit, Global Leaders Pledge $2.6b To End Polio

At World Health Summit, Global Leaders Pledge $2.6b To End Polio

Leaders meeting at the World Health Summit in Berlin on Tuesday, pledged an extra 2.6 billion dollars in funding toward the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s (GPEI) 2022-2026 Strategy to end polio.  The historic boost came at an event co-hosted by.....
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WHO Confirms 63 Ebola Cases, 29 Deaths

WHO Confirms 63 Ebola Cases, 29 Deaths

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed 63 cases of Ebola Virus infection, including 29 deaths in Uganda, calling for clinical trials of new vaccines in the country.  WHO Director General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, gave the confirmation at a news.....
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Nigeria On Alert As Ebola Resurfaces In Uganda

Nigeria On Alert As Ebola Resurfaces In Uganda

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) is aware of the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) caused by the Sudan strain of the Ebola Virus (EV) in Uganda.  The Director-General, NCDC, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, in a...
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WHO Reports Global Decline In COVID 19 Cases

WHO Reports Global Decline In COVID 19 Cases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says cases of COVID-19 have declined globally.  Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General said this on Wednesday in an online COVD-19 media briefing.  “This is very encouraging. But there is no guarantee these tren...
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Monkeypox Cases Top 35,000 In 92 Countries 

Monkeypox Cases Top 35,000 In 92 Countries 

The Director General, World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Wednesday, disclosed that monkeypox infections continue to rise globally, with more than 35,000 cases across 92 countries and territories, and 12 deaths.  Speaking at a news...
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Monkeypox: WHO Declares Highest Alert

Monkeypox: WHO Declares Highest Alert

The monkeypox outbreak has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. The classification is the highest alert that the WHO can issue and follows a worldwide upsurge in cases.  It came at the end of the...
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WHO Confirms 3,200 Cases Of Monkeypox In 48 Countries Including Nigeria

WHO Confirms 3,200 Cases Of Monkeypox In 48 Countries Including Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that more than 3,200 Monkeypox cases have been confirmed in 48 countries including Nigeria.  “In Nigeria, the proportion of women affected is much higher than elsewhere.  “It is critical to b...
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Shortage Of Midwives May Increase To One Million By 2030, Says WHO

Shortage Of Midwives May Increase To One Million By 2030, Says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that shortage of midwives will trigger an increase of one million by 2030 with serious implications for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals.   Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organsation (WHO) Regiona...
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ENL Consortium Facilitates Vaccination Of 600 Dockworkers

ENL Consortium Facilitates Vaccination Of 600 Dockworkers

A terminal operator, ENL Consortium, has facilitated the vaccination of over 600 dockworkers working at its terminal.  The Executive Vice Chairman, ENL Consortium, Mrs Vicky Haastrup, explained in a statement on Monday that it was part of its resolve to.....
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WHO Approves Covovax Vaccine For Emergency Use

WHO Approves Covovax Vaccine For Emergency Use

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday approved the Covovax vaccine for Emergency Use Listing (EUL), elevating to nine the number of immunisations approved to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The vaccine is produced by the Serum Institut...
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Caesarean Section Rates Rise To 21%

Caesarean Section Rates Rise To 21%

World Health Organisation (WHO) says caesarean section use continues to rise globally, now accounting for more than one in five (21 per cent ) of all childbirths.  WHO, in a statement on Wednesday, stated that the rising rates suggested increasing...
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WHO, COVAX Partners Laud G7 Decision To Share 870m COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

WHO, COVAX Partners Laud G7 Decision To Share 870m COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

World Health Organisation (WHO) and COVAX partners on Sunday applauded G7 nations’ commitment to sharing 870 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to assist end the acute phase of the pandemic.  WHO, in a statement, commended G7 countries for the commitmen...
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WHO Cautions On Excessive Speed To Reduce Road Accidents

WHO Cautions On Excessive Speed To Reduce Road Accidents

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday cautioned drivers on excessive speed to reduce road accidents globally.  WHO gave the warning in a statement from its headquarters in Geneva, to commemorate the 6th UN Global Road Safety week, which is celebrated....
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