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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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COVID-19 variants to be labeled as Greek letters, WHO says [Video]

COVID-19 variants to be labeled as Greek letters, WHO says

The World Health Organization is announcing a new nomenclature for the COVID-19 variants that were previously — and somewhat uncomfortably — known either by their technical letter-number codes or..

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WHO chief: Monumental error to think Covid-19 danger has passed [Video]

WHO chief: Monumental error to think Covid-19 danger has passed

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it would be a “monumental error” to think that the danger from the Covid-19 pandemic has passed and urged countries to..

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WHO must be 'allowed to conduct its investigation unencumbered', says vaccines minister [Video]

WHO must be 'allowed to conduct its investigation unencumbered', says vaccines minister

The World Health Organisation (WHO) must be allowed to fully investigate the origins of the Covid pandemic, the UK’s vaccines minister has said.Nadhim Zahawi’s comments come after the Sunday Times..

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China's embassy in US slams WHO investigation on Covid origin, says it’s politicised | Oneindia News [Video]

China's embassy in US slams WHO investigation on Covid origin, says it’s politicised | Oneindia News

As the World Health Organization prepares for the second phase of studies into the origins of COVID-19, China's U.S. embassy claims that its origin is being politicised. This, they believe, will..

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Cyclone Yaas: Lakhs evacuated in odisha, bengal as cyclone yaas makes landfall| Oneindia News [Video]

Cyclone Yaas: Lakhs evacuated in odisha, bengal as cyclone yaas makes landfall| Oneindia News

Cyclonic storm batters Odisha-Bengal coasts, may move to Jharkhand by midnight. The landfall process of cyclonic storm Yaas completed in Odisha. Landfall of cyclone Yaas began at 9 am near Dhamra port..

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Fauci, U.S. officials call for COVID origin probe [Video]

Fauci, U.S. officials call for COVID origin probe

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease official, said he and many experts felt it was more likely that COVID-19 was a "natural occurrence" but couldn't know the origin for sure, and..

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WSJ report fuels debate over COVID-19 origin [Video]

WSJ report fuels debate over COVID-19 origin

The White House said on Monday the United States could not confirm a Wall Street Journal report on the origins of COVID-19. But U.S. intelligence agencies are examining reports that researchers at a..

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WHO head slams unequal Covid-19 vaccine distribution on UN agency annual assembly [Video]

WHO head slams unequal Covid-19 vaccine distribution on UN agency annual assembly

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WHO Europe: We remain on track to assign this pandemic to history [Video]

WHO Europe: We remain on track to assign this pandemic to history

WHO regional director for Europe Hans Kluge holds a virtual media briefing on Covid-19, giving an update on the status of the pandemic in Europe.

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WHO urges rich countries to delay child COVID vaccinations and donate doses [Video]

WHO urges rich countries to delay child COVID vaccinations and donate doses

The WHO Director-General warned on Friday that the second year of the pandemic could be deadlier than the first and said vaccinating at-risk groups worldwide should be the priority.

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Ivermectin divides experts | Goa approves drug for all | Explained | Oneindia News [Video]

Ivermectin divides experts | Goa approves drug for all | Explained | Oneindia News

Ivermectin is being talked about widely in India after Goa approved the drug for general use for all adults against the Covid 19 disease. However, the World Health Organisation warned against its use..

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Countries in Africa fear they could become the next India [Video]

Countries in Africa fear they could become the next India

Some countries in Africa have been relying on a vaccine-sharing initiative to help vaccinate the population. However, supplies are beginning to run out and the World Health Organization says it could..

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Biden to back WTO COVID vaccine patent waiver [Video]

Biden to back WTO COVID vaccine patent waiver

President Joe Biden on Wednesday threw his support behind waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, bowing to mounting pressure from Democratic lawmakers and more than 100 other..

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Cape Verde: Children with disabilities linked to Zika virus still suffering [Video]

Cape Verde: Children with disabilities linked to Zika virus still suffering

In 2015, the virus swept through Brazil and the Americas reaching the islands of Cape Verde, causing severe birth defects, and the World Health Organization declared it a public health emergency.

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Greta Thunberg: Vaccine nationalism is “completely unethical” [Video]

Greta Thunberg: Vaccine nationalism is “completely unethical”

Greta Thunberg has criticised rich nations, like the UK and US, for vaccinating young and healthy people in their own countries, at expense of vulnerable in poor nations. Speaking at a World Health..

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World health boss warns of escalating rate of coronavirus infection across the world [Video]

World health boss warns of escalating rate of coronavirus infection across the world

The head of the World Health Organisation said coronavirus cases are continuing to rise globally at “worrying” rates and noted that the number of new cases confirmed per week has nearly doubled..

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European countries express interest in purchasing Denmark's AstraZeneca vaccines [Video]

European countries express interest in purchasing Denmark's AstraZeneca vaccines

The World Health Organization said that Denmark was considering sharing unused vaccine doses with poorer countries.

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Covid strain first detected in India to be called 'Delta' variant: WHO

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After WHO, NITI Aayog praises Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath over COVID-19 management

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India's Covid situation hugely concerning, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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