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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 year. Speaking on Wednesday at a media briefing in Geneva,

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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. Speaking in Geneva at a WHO executive board meeting on

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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 inaugurated Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) accelerator. She is to

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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 in 2018. In a statement released on Monday, WHO said

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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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WHO begins measles vaccination of 4.7m children in the north-east

  WHO begins measles vaccination of 4.7m children in the north-east

The World Health Organisation has started a campaign to vaccinate 4.7 million children against a measles outbreak in three north

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Ebola: Only three patients still in isolation

  Ebola: Only three patients still in isolation

Nigeria appears to be getting a grip on the Ebola virus disease, with only three patients still undergoing treatment at

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