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Over 10,000 health workers infected in Africa – WHO

Over 10,000 health workers have been infected with COVID-19 in Africa so far. The World Health Organization (WHO) said this on Thursday, at a virtual media briefing. WHO...

COVID-19: 19 vaccines in clinical trials, says WHO

The World Health Organisation says there are 19 potential COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials. WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, disclosed...

WHO chief says COVID-19 pandemic still accelerating

The World Health Organization has said the novel coronavirus pandemic is still accelerating, and its effects will be felt for decades WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom...

COVID-19: WHO stops hydroxychloroquine clinical trial

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it has stopped hydroxychloroquine solidarity trial for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. In a tweet published on its verified...

World’s poor live in India, Nigeria and DRC – WHO

43% of the world’s poor people live in three countries, including India, with 24%, Nigeria with 12% and the Democratic Republic of Congo with 7%. The World Bank said...

WHO resumes trials of hydroxychroloquine

The World Health Organization has resumed clinical trials of the drug hydroxychloroquine, as it searches for potential coronavirus treatments. On May 25th, the WHO had...

Africa’s COVID-19 cases hit 123,000 – WHO

The World Health Organisation on Thursday reported that COVID-19 cases in Africa as of May 26 had risen to over 123, 000. The WHO Regional Office for Africa in...

WHO fears ‘silent’ COVID-19 epidemic in Africa

Africa has so far been spared the worst impact of the coronavirus, but World Health Organisation is worried the continent could face a “silent epidemic” if its...

Madagascar President, WHO DG hold virtual meeting

The president of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, has held a virtual meeting with the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Ghebreyesus, over COVID...

Burundi expels national WHO head during election campaign

Burundi is expelling the national head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) amid ongoing presidential election campaigns in the country despite the risk from the...