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ICYMI: COVID infections on the rise in 110 countries, WHO warns

    ICYMI: COVID infections on the rise in 110 countries, WHO warns

Tedros Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), says there is a surge in COVID infections in 110 countries. Ghebreyesus, who said this at a media briefing

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WHO: Omicron COVID variant now in 57 countries — number expected to rise

    WHO: Omicron COVID variant now in 57 countries — number expected to rise

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the Omicron COVID variant has now been detected in 57 countries. Omicron — labelled a “variant of concern” — was detected by South African authorities

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Prepare for likely spread of Omicron COVID variant, WHO alerts countries

    Prepare for likely spread of Omicron COVID variant, WHO alerts countries

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged countries to prepare for the possible spread of Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant. Christian Lindmeier, WHO spokesperson, who spoke in Geneva on Friday,

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World Bank to FG: Impose special tax on sugary drinks, cigarettes to improve primary healthcare

    World Bank to FG: Impose special tax on sugary drinks, cigarettes to improve primary healthcare

The World Bank has reiterated calls on the federal government to impose special taxes on alcohol, cigarettes and sugar-sweetened beverages to improve the country’s primary healthcare system. According to NAN, Shubham

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WHO: Global COVID death toll at lowest in almost a year

  WHO: Global COVID death toll at lowest in almost a year

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the death toll from COVID-19 is now at its lowest level in almost one

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WHO: 39m COVID vaccine doses administered in 49 rich nations — but only 25 in poor countries

  WHO: 39m COVID vaccine doses administered in 49 rich nations — but only 25 in poor countries

Tedros Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), has called on countries to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

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Okonjo-Iweala named WHO COVID-19 special envoy — fourth appointment in two months

  Okonjo-Iweala named WHO COVID-19 special envoy — fourth appointment in two months

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has named Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former minister of finance, a special envoy for the newly

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First malaria vaccine to be used in Kenya, two African countries

  First malaria vaccine to be used in Kenya, two African countries

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that the world’s first malaria vaccine will be introduced to Ghana, Kenya and Malawi

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WHO: Nigeria reported only 4 polio cases in 2016

  WHO: Nigeria reported only 4 polio cases in 2016

The world is closer than ever to being polio-free as Nigeria, one of the countries still affected by the virus,

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WHO tells African leaders to look inwards because global aid donors are fatigued

  WHO tells African leaders to look inwards because global aid donors are fatigued

Matshidiso Moeti, regional head of World Health Organisation (WHO) in Africa, has advised continental leaders to mobilise resources from within

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