Monday, August 3, 2020

Luxembourg and WHO sign new Memorandum of Understanding, committing flexible funding to support WHO...

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Today Luxembourg’s Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and Minister of the Economy, Mr Franz Fayot, and WHO Director General Dr Tedros  Adhanom...

WHO welcomes preliminary results about dexamethasone use in treating critically ill COVID-19 patients

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The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the initial clinical trial results from the United Kingdom (UK) that show dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, can be lifesaving...

COVID-19 significantly impacts health services for noncommunicable diseases

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GENEVA - Prevention and treatment services for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have been severely disrupted since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a WHO survey...

The value of integrating HIV prevention and contraceptive services

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In 2019, the ECHO trial reminded the world of the very high HIV incidence among women in parts of southern Africa. Those high levels...

WHO welcomes crucial new funding for vaccines

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WHO welcomes funding commitments made at today’s Global Vaccine Summit, hosted virtually by the UK government. The Summit is Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance’s third pledging conference...

International community rallies to support open research and science to fight COVID-19

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WHO and Costa Rica launch landmark COVID-19 Technology Access PoolThirty countries and multiple international partners and institutions have signed up to support the COVID-19...

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...

At least 80 million children under one at risk of diseases such as diphtheria,...

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      COVID 19 is disrupting life-saving immunization services around the world, putting millions of children – in rich and poor countries alike – at risk...

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...

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...

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