Tag Archives: GENEVA

WHO Says Spread Of Coronavirus By Patients Without Symptoms Is Very Rare

A World Health Organization (WHO) official has revealed that asymptomatic transmission of the novel Coronavirus by  patients is now very rare. Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s technical lead for coronavirus response and head of the emerging diseases and zoonoses unit, on Monday disclosed this during a media briefing in Geneva. Preliminary evidence…

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ICYMI: Buhari Nominates Okonjo-Iweala As Candidate For WTO Director-General’s Position

According to TheCable, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the nomination of Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Nigeria’s former finance minister, for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The election is scheduled to hold in Geneva, Switzerland in 2021 for a four-year term that would run from 2021 to 2025 after Roberto Azevedo, former director-general of the…

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WHO Appoints Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala As COVID-19 Special Envoy

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named Special Envoy by The World Health Organisation (WHO) for the newly inaugurated Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. According to Director-General of the organization, Tedros Ghebreyesus, who made  the announcement during the launch of the ACT Accelerator from Geneva on Monday, she is to serve alongside British business executive, Sir Andrew Witty in the…

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Refugee Count Will Surpass 60 Million This Year – UN

The United Nations (UN) has estimated from its UNHCR preliminary annual statistics, that the number of refugees and internally displaced people across the world will most likely reach a new record of over 60 million this year. Making the revelation today in Geneva, outgoing UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, said the number was an…

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