World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Omicron coronavirus variant poses a high risk of infection surges around the globe. The WHO said on Monday that the variant could lead to severe consequences in some regions. The head of the organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, renewed a call for a global push to […]

South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned travel bans enacted against his country and its neighbors over the new coronavirus variant Omicron. Ramaphosa said he was “deeply disappointed” by the action, which he described as unjustified, and called for the bans to be urgently lifted. The UK, EU and US are among those who have […]

The WHO says Covid vaccines reduce transmission of the dominant Delta variant by about 40 percent adding that people have been falling into a false sense of security. The World Health Organization’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged vaccinated people to continue to take measures to avoid catching Covid-19 and passing on the disease. He noted […]

More than five million people are known to have died of Covid-19 worldwide, 19 months since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins University. Vaccines have slowed the death rate, but some health experts say the true toll could be far higher. The milestone comes amid warnings from health officials that cases and deaths in […]

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the Covid pandemic will “go on for a year longer than it needs to” because poorer countries are not getting the vaccines they need, . senior leader at the WHO, Dr Bruce Aylward said it meant the Covid crisis could “easily drag on deep into 2022”. Less than 5% of […]

The world health organization (WHO) have announced that the weekly covid-19 cases in Africa have gotten the sharpest 7-day decline which accounts for about 20% decline in about 2 months.     The Regional Director of WHO for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, said the continent has recorded more than 165,000 cases in the week ending […]

  The world health organization (WHO) have recently made it known that coronavirus deaths in Africa have increased by 43% in the past one week. They say this is due to shortage of intensive-care beds and oxygen, which is the highest rise in Northern Africa. While making this announcement during a virtual press conference, the […]

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today announced that the body has concluded plans to set up a technology transfer hub for producing mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in South Africa. “Today I am delighted to announce that WHO is in discussions with a consortium of companies and institutions to establish a technology transfer hub in South Africa,” […]

Wear your mask during family gatherings at Christmas – WHO to Europeans   Europeans have been urged by The World Health Organization to wear masks during family gatherings at Christmas. The WHO said Europe was at “high risk” of a new wave of coronavirus infections in the early part of 2021, as transmission of the […]

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