Tag Archives: World Health Organization

Global Coronavirus Cases Exceeds 20 Million As WHO Warns Against Despair

The coronavirus pandemic has gained another grim milestone on Monday as the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of the ravaging infection that began late last year in China. According to the latest updates, the number as of 2215 GMT was 20,002,577 cases, with 733,842 deaths recorded. In yet another staggering landmark, the death toll is expected…

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COVID-19: WHO Says Over 10, 000 Health Workers In Africa Have Been Infected

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Region, over 10, 000 health workers in Africa have been infected with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) since its outbreak. The body also said there are 750, 000 cases of COVID-19 on the continent with over 15, 000 deaths recorded. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Africa Region Director, said…

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WHO Launches Probe Into Global Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

The World Health Organization, which has faced criticism over its early handling of the novel coronavirus crisis has launched an independent review into the global response to the pandemic. Announcing the assessment, which will be presented next May, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it should help the world understand how to prevent such crises…

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COVID-19: WHO Says Pandemic Is ‘Not Even Close To Being Over’

The World Health Organisation has warned countries not to lower their guard in the fight against Coronavirus, as global data of the disease reached 10 million infected persons worldwide with 500,000 deaths on Monday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, gave the public advice saying that the pandemic is not close to being over. He also called…

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Over 10 Million Active Coronavirus Cases Recorded Globally

According to an AFP tally on Sunday based on official sources, more than 10 million cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been officially declared around the world. At least 10,003,942 infections, including 498,779 deaths, have been registered globally. Europe remains the hardest hit continent with 2,637,546 cases including 195,975 fatalities, while the United States…

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Global COVID-19 Death Toll Near 500,000 As Africa Records Highest Daily Infection

According to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Saturday, the novel coronavirus has killed at least 494,337 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019. The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of…

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Global COVID-19 Cases Top Nine Million As WHO Says Pandemic ‘Accelerating’

The total number of coronavirus cases surpassed nine million on Tuesday as the World Health Organization warned the pandemic was accelerating and Saudi Arabia announced it would scale back the hajj Islamic pilgrimage next month. According to multiple reports, Europe has steadily eased its travel lockdowns in recent weeks, and France on Monday took its biggest step…

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ECOWAS Endorses Okonjo-Iweala For WTO Director-General Position

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, has been endorsed for the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).⁣ ⁣ The declaration communique signed by ECOWAS President Mahamadou Issoufou reads: “the strong academic and professional background of Dr. Okonjo-Iweala and her large experience…

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World Health Organization Declares Nigeria Wild Polio Virus-Free

On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) in Nigeria declared the country free of wild polio after completing the documentation for the status. The health organization made the nation’s progress known via its verified Twitter handle on Thursday. It described the development as historic for Nigeria, the African continent, and the Global Polio Programme in general. Meanwhile, the Federal…

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COVID-19: President Trump Cuts US Ties With World Health Organization

Months after slamming the World Health Organization (WHO), President Donald Trump has announced that the US is terminating its ties with the specialized UN agency and will halt all their funding. Trump made the announcement during a press conference at the White House Rose Garden on Friday May 29. He said his decision comes after WHO ”failed to…

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