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COVID-19: WHO approves Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use

Sinopharm Vaccine

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for the vaccine to be rolled out globally. The Sinopharm vaccine is produced by Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products Co Ltd, subsidiary of China National Biotec Group (CNBG). Sinopharm Covid-19 Vaccine “The addition of this vaccine has the potential to rapidly accelerate ...

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DR Congo’s 12th Ebola outbreak declared over

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has congratulated all involved in bringing an end to the 12th Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and stressed the need for continued vigilance to prevent a return of the disease and in containing other health challenges. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the ...

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Europe now has more Coronavirus vaccinations than infections, says WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

More people in Europe have now been fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus than have been proved to be infected with it, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images It has been 462 days since the first infections were reported in the ...

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More countries than ever before on the verge of zero malaria

Abdourahmane Diallo

Twenty-four countries around the world have eliminated malaria since 2000, and more countries than ever before are within reach of zero malaria in the coming years. However, leaders must step up investments to end malaria as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten historic gains against one of the oldest and deadliest diseases, participants heard at a Virtual Forum on Malaria ...

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Women less likely to die from COVID-19 than men in Africa – WHO

Matshidiso Moeti

Women account for a slightly smaller proportion of COVID-19 infections and deaths compared with men, a preliminary analysis by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 28 African countries shows. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa WHO Regional Office for Africa said this in a statement issued from its headquarters in Brazzaville, Congo on Thursday, March 4, 2021. According ...

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Global COVID-19 cases rise after long decline – WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The number of new global cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have risen over the past week after a long decline, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a statement. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images “More than 2.6 million new cases were reported last ...

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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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