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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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COVAX roll out in Africa offers hope of vaccine equality [Video]

COVAX roll out in Africa offers hope of vaccine equality

As a global vaccine-sharing initiative backed by the World Health Organization rolls out across Africa, some low-income countries get their the first inoculations against coronavirus.

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Covid-19 cases rise 9% in Europe [Video]

Covid-19 cases rise 9% in Europe

The World Health Organisation's regional director for Europe, Dr Hans Kluge, reports that new cases of Covid-19 in Europe rose 9% last week to just above one million. This has brought a six-week..

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The 'vaccine diplomacy' era has dawned [Video]

The 'vaccine diplomacy' era has dawned

Large and producing nations are cutting strategic deals for vaccines across the globe, which critics say threatens fair distribution. Megan Revell reports.

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New U.S. COVID-19 cases plateau after steep drops [Video]

New U.S. COVID-19 cases plateau after steep drops

The United States reported a 3% decline in new cases of COVID-19 last week, as the number of new coronavirus infections globally rose last week for the first time in seven weeks. Freddie Joyner has..

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Global COVID-19 cases up for first time in seven weeks -WHO [Video]

Global COVID-19 cases up for first time in seven weeks -WHO

The number of new coronavirus infections globally rose last week for the first time in seven weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday (March 1).

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WHO regrets vaccination delays in poor countries [Video]

WHO regrets vaccination delays in poor countries

The chief of the World Health Organisation said on Monday it was "regrettable" that younger and healthier adults in some rich countries are being vaccinated against the coronavirus ahead of at-risk..

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WHO chief lauds PM Modi | 'Hope others follow India' | Oneindia News [Video]

WHO chief lauds PM Modi | 'Hope others follow India' | Oneindia News

WHO director general praised India’s efforts in fighting the coronavirus pandemic and said he hoped other countries would follow India's example; Both benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty dropped by..

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Ghana Becomes First Nation in the World to Receive COVAX Vaccines [Video]

Ghana Becomes First Nation in the World to Receive COVAX Vaccines

COVAX was launched in April 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Commission and France

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Flesh Eating disease: Australia reports rise in Buruli ulcer cases | Oneindia News [Video]

Flesh Eating disease: Australia reports rise in Buruli ulcer cases | Oneindia News

New cases of the Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating disease have been detected in parts of Australia mainly in the areas of Melbourne. Alarm has been raised after multiple cases have been identified in..

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Top medical journal calls for three urgent steps against COVID-19 [Video]

Top medical journal calls for three urgent steps against COVID-19

In an analysis, the Lancet COVID-19 Commission has called for three urgent actions in the COVID-19 response. "First, all regions with high rates of new COVID-19 cases, including the USA and the..

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COVID-19: G7 leaders to boost vaccine commitment to poorer countries in COVAX programme [Video]

COVID-19: G7 leaders to boost vaccine commitment to poorer countries in COVAX programme

Both the EU and the US are expected to announce on Friday that they will double their funding to the World Health Organisation's COVAX programme to €1bn and €3.3bn respectively.

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WHO Wuhan mission finds possible signs of wider original outbreak in 2019 [Video]

WHO Wuhan mission finds possible signs of wider original outbreak in 2019

Investigators from the World Health Organization (WHO) looking into the origins of coronavirus in China have discovered signs the outbreak was much wider in Wuhan in December 2019 than previously..

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China refused to give COVID data: WHO investigator [Video]

China refused to give COVID data: WHO investigator

China refused to give raw data on early COVID-19 cases to a World Health Organization-led team probing the origins of the pandemic, one of the team's investigators said, potentially complicating..

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‘GOI should be very proud’: WHO lauds India’s fight amid falling Covid-19 cases [Video]

‘GOI should be very proud’: WHO lauds India’s fight amid falling Covid-19 cases

WHO representative to India Dr Roderico Ofrin lauded the efforts by the country in the fight against Covid-19. Dr Ofrin praised PM Narendra Modi for making it a Jan Andolan (people's movement). He said..

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India's vaccination rates were fastest: WHO representative to India [Video]

India's vaccination rates were fastest: WHO representative to India

World Health Organization representative to India Dr Roderico Ofrin said that India's vaccination rates were fastest as around 6 million were vaccinated in only 22 days. Dr Roderico Ofrin said,..

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COVID response: 'GoI should be very proud,' says WHO representative to India [Video]

COVID response: 'GoI should be very proud,' says WHO representative to India

"Considering the magnitude of the population, it's something the Government of India should be very very proud of," said World Health Organization representative to India Dr Roderico Ofrin on India's..

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EU, WHO team up to vaccinate poorer countries [Video]

EU, WHO team up to vaccinate poorer countries

The European Union and the World Health Organization on Thursday said they would spend 40 million euros over three years, to ensure better access to COVID-19 vaccines in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,..

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WHO Team Says It's Unlikely COVID-19 Leaked From China Lab [Video]

WHO Team Says It's Unlikely COVID-19 Leaked From China Lab

The international team of scientists with the World Health Organization (WHO) traveled to Wuhan, China, in order to discover the origins of the coronavirus

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WHO backtracks on dismissing Wuhan lab theory as COVID-19 probe continues

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The theory that COVID-19 originated from a laboratory in Wuhan has not been dismissed by investigators, the head of the World Health Organisation has suggested.
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WHO expert panel recommends wide use of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine


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Scientists advising the WHO recommend use of Oxford vaccine in all adults

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UK 'vindicated' over 'brave' decision to delay second vaccine dose, WHO official says

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WHO team investigating COVID in Wuhan sees data 'no one has seen' - and does not rule out virus escaped from a lab

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PM Modi asks people to become ‘active stakeholders’ in road safety activities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to people to become “active stakeholders” in road safety activities to save lives. He said road crashes had become a cause of concern across the..
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Health experts visit Wuhan wet market as they investigate coronavirus origin

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Experts from the World Health Organisation looking into the origins of coronavirus have visited a wet market that provides food for the Chinese city of Wuhan.
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WHO team leaves quarantine in Wuhan to begin coronavirus origins study

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Airlifted 6m shots to 9 nations, will supply to WHO’s Covax facility, India tells UNSC

India has informed the UN Security Council that it will gradually supply vaccines to the Covax facility of the World Health Organisation and undertake contractual supplies to various countries in a..
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WHO's new COVID treatment guidelines - what's changed and why

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WHO chief Ghebreyesus thanks PM Modi for 'continued support' to global Covid-19 response

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WHO praises India's Aarogya Setu app, says it helped in identifying COVID-19 clusters

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