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Small Island Developing States accelerate action to tackle biggest killers

<p></p><p>The Government of Barbados, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization are holding a high-level technical...
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WHO announces plans to establish a TB Vaccine Accelerator council

The adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tuberculosis (TB) services has brought the urgency of vaccine development efforts into...
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WHO welcomes data on COVID-19 in China, meeting with Minister

Earlier today, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke with Minister Ma Xiaowei, director of China’s National Health Commission, about...
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WHO updates COVID-19 guidelines on masks, treatments and patient care

WHO has updated its guidelines on mask wearing in community settings, COVID-19 treatments, and clinical management. This is part of...
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Urgent action needed as acute malnutrition threatens the lives of millions of vulnerable children

<p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>United Nations agencies are calling for urgent action to protect the most vulnerable children in the 15 countries hardest hit...
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A child or youth died once every 4.4 seconds in 2021 – UN report

<p><strong>NEW YORK/GENEVA/WASHINGTON D.C</strong><strong>., </strong><strong>10 January 2023</strong> &ndash; An estimated 5 million children died before their fifth birthday and another 2.1...
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TAG-VE statement on the meeting of 3 January on the COVID-19 situation in China

<p>The Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) meets regularly to review the latest scientific evidence on circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants...
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WHO meets with Chinese officials on current COVID-19 situation

A high-level meeting took place on 30 December between WHO and China about the current surge in COVID-19 cases, to...
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Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee on Afghanistan: Women’s participation in aid delivery must continue

 The decision by Afghanistan’s de facto authorities to ban women from working in humanitarian nongovernmental organizations is a major blow...
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World Health Organization names Sir Jeremy Farrar as Chief Scientist, Dr Amelia Latu Afuhaamango Tuipulotu as Chief Nursing Officer

WHO announced that Dr Jeremy Farrar will become its new Chief Scientist. Currently, Director of the Wellcome Trust, Dr Farrar...
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