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 2020-03-26 04:00 

World Health Organization

26 March 2020 News release WHO Director-General calls on G20 to Fight, Unite, and Ignite against COVID-19...

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, addressed Heads of State at today's extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit focused on COVID-19....

 2020-03-26 04:00 

WHO

Ebola virus disease Democratic Republic of the Congo...

No new cases have been reported in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 17 February 2020 (Figure 1)....

 2020-03-25 04:00 

World Health Organization

25 March 2020 News release How to budget for COVID-19 response?...

The COVID-19 pandemic requires sufficient public funding to ensure a comprehensive response. Reprioritizing public spending toward bolstering the economy and the health system requires timely action from government leaders and a supportive public finance ...

 2020-03-24 04:00 

World Health Organization

24 March 2020 News release New WHO recommendations to prevent tuberculosis aim to save millions of lives...

Geneva New World Health Organization (WHO) guidance will help countries accelerate efforts to stop people with tuberculosis (TB) infection becoming sick with TB by giving them preventive treatment....

 2020-03-23 04:00 

World Health Organization

23 March 2020 News release Pass the message: Five steps to kicking out coronavirus...

Geneva, 23 March 2020: FIFA, the international governing body of football, and the World Health Organization (WHO) have teamed up to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) by launching a new awareness campaign led by world-renowned footballers, who are calling...

 2020-03-19 04:00 

WHO

Ebola virus disease Democratic Republic of the Congo...
 2020-03-13 04:00 

World Health Organization

13 March 2020 News release WHO, UN Foundation and partners launch first-of-its-kind COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund...

GENEVA and Washington, D.C. A new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Solidarity Response Fund will raise money from a wide range of donors to support the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to help countries respond to the COVID-19 pandem...

 2020-03-12 04:00 

WHO

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Qatar...

On 18 February 2020, the National IHR Focal Point for Qatar reported one laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus infection (MERS-CoV) to WHO....

 2020-03-12 04:00 

WHO

Ebola virus disease Democratic Republic of the Congo...
 2020-03-10 04:00 

WHO

Dengue fever French Territories of the Americas French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint-Martin, and Saint-Barthlemy...
 2020-03-05 05:00 

WHO

Ebola virus disease Democratic Republic of the Congo...
 2020-03-04 05:00 

WHO

Measles - Central African Republic...

The Central African Republic (CAR) has experienced an upsurge in measles cases as a result of outbreaks since 2019....

 2020-03-03 05:00 

World Health Organization

3 March 2020 News release Shortage of personal protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide...

WHO calls on industry and governments to increase manufacturing by 40 per cent to meet rising global demand...

 2020-03-01 05:00 

World Health Organization

1 March 2020 News release UN releases US$15 million to help vulnerable countries battle the spread of the coronavirus...

UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock today released US$15 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help fund global efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus....

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