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Statement on the third meeting of the IHR (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak...

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The third meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), took place...

Billions worldwide living with herpes

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About half a billion people worldwide are living with genital herpes, and several billion have an oral herpes infection, new estimates show, highlighting the...

WHO reports fivefold increase in cyber attacks, urges vigilance

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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO has seen a dramatic increase in the number...

WHO urges countries to move quickly to save lives from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

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Severe disruptions to insecticide-treated net campaigns and in access to antimalarial medicines could lead to a doubling in the number of malaria deaths in...

Historic health assembly ends with global commitment to COVID-19 response

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At today’s meeting of the 73rd World Health Assembly —its first-ever to be held virtually—delegates adopted a landmark resolution to bring the world together to...

WHO calls for healthy, safe and decent working conditions for all health workers, amidst...

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On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the World Health Organizations calls upon all governments, employers and workers organizations and the global...

ITU-WHO Joint Statement: Unleashing information technology to defeat COVID-19

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 The World Health Organization, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) with support from UNICEF are set to work with telecommunication companies to text people directly...

UNODC, WHO, UNAIDS and OHCHR joint statement on COVID-19 in prisons and other closed...

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We, the leaders of global health, human rights and development institutions, come together to urgently draw the attention of political leaders to the heightened...

Countries failing to stop harmful marketing of breast-milk substitutes, warn WHO and UNICEF

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A new report by WHO, UNICEF, and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) reveals that despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of...

Joint statement by WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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COVID-19 has rapidly progressed to become a global pandemic, causing unprecedented, far-reaching impact on the health, social and economic well-being of communities around the...

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