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WHO panel advises against use of hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19

Hydroxychloroquine

The World Health Organisation (WHO) expert panel has advised against the use of hydroxychloroquine to prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19). Hydroxychloroquine The WHO in a statement on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 stated that the drug was no longer a research priority, noting that resources should focus on other more promising drugs to prevent COVID-19. It said: “The anti-inflammatory drug hydroxychloroquine should not ...

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COVID-19 pandemic unlikely to end in 2021 – WHO

Mike Ryan

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is unlikely the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will end in 2021. Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme “I think it will be very premature and unrealistic to think that we are going to finish with this virus by the end of the year. “What we can finish with – if ...

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Three new Ebola virus cases confirmed in DRC

President Tshisekedi

Three more new cases of the Ebola virus disease have been confirmed in the Butembo health zone in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an official said. President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo of DRC The Provincial Minister of Health of North Kivu, Eugene Nzanzu, said this at a news conference on Monday, March 1, 2021. This raises the accumulative ...

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WHO certifies El Salvador malaria-free

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria on Thursday, February 25, 2021 welcomed the news that El Salvador has been officially certified malaria-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images El Salvador is the first country in Central America to receive this ...

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WHO increases support for Guinea, DRC in curbing Ebola outbreaks

Matshidiso Moeti

World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, says the agency has increased its support for Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to curtail the spread of Ebola outbreaks. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa Moeti disclosed this at a virtual press conference on COVID-19 on Thursday, February 18, 2021. She said ...

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Sierra Leone takes measures against Ebola after outbreak in Guinea

Dr. Alpha T. Wurie

Sierra Leone has launched an emergency response against the Ebola virus following reports about an outbreak in neighbouring Guinea, according to the country’s health ministry. Dr. Alpha T. Wurie, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Health and Sanitation On Sunday, February 14, 2021, the health authorities in Guinea declared an outbreak of Ebola in the Goueke sub-prefecture, located about 45 kilometers (28 ...

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Guinea officially declares outbreak of Ebola

Ebola

Health authorities in Guinea on Sunday, February 14, 2021 declared an outbreak of Ebola in the rural community of Gouéké in N’Zerekore prefecture after three Ebola cases were confirmed by the national laboratory. This is the first time the disease has been reported in the country since an outbreak ended in 2016. Health workers move to prevent Ebola spread Initial investigations found that a ...

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WHO expresses worry over four suspected Ebola deaths in Guinea

Matshidiso Moeti

World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, has expressed concern over the report of four suspected Ebola deaths in Guinea. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa Moeti, on her personal twitter account @MoetiTshidi on Sunday, February 14, 2021, was reacting to the report by the Guinea’s Ministry of Health on the resurgence of Ebola ...

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DR Congo reports second positive Ebola case

Ebola

A second positive case of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in the health zone of Butembo, North-Kivu province, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to health authorities. An Ebola patient receiving treatment The response team said the second confirmed case is a 60-year-old farmer, who died on Feb. 10, 2021 with an epidemiological link to the first ...

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China collaborates with WHO to trace origin of coronavirus

Wang Wenbin

China will maintain contacts with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in search of the origin of COVID-19, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Wang Wenbin, said on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Wang Wenbin WHO experts arrived in Wuhan, considered the ground zero of the outbreak on Jan. 14, and self-isolated until Jan. 29, and thereafter visited the Wuhan ...

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