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 2020-02-24 05:00 

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...

From 1 December 2019 through 31 January 2020, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 19 additional cases of MERS-CoV infection, including 8 associated deaths....

 2020-02-22 05:00 

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Dengue fever Chile...

On 7 February 2020, the Chile IHR National Focal Point informed the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) of the detection of three confirmed cases of autochthonous dengue fever reported on Easter Island....

 2020-02-21 05:00 

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Yellow fever Uganda...

From 4 November through 14 February 2020, eight laboratory confirmed cases of yellow fever in Buliisa (3), Maracha (1) and Moyo (4); including four deaths (CFR 50%), were detected through the national surveillance system....

 2020-02-20 05:00 

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Lassa Fever Nigeria...

From 1 January through 9 February 2020, 472 laboratory confirmed cases including 70 deaths (case fatality ratio= 14.8%) have been reported in 26 out of 36 Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory....

 2020-02-20 05:00 

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Ebola virus disease Democratic Republic of the Congo...
 2020-02-19 05:00 

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19 February 2020 News release World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future: WHO-UNICEF-Lancet...

No single country is adequately protecting children's health, their environment and their futures, finds a landmark report released today by a Commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world. The Commission was convened...

 2020-02-16 05:00 

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16 February 2020 News release Ethiopia stepping up readiness for coronavirus disease outbreak...

Thisarticle originally appeared on our Regional Office for Africa website.Please follow the link here to read the full article https://www.afro.who.int/news/ethiopia-stepping-readiness-coronavirus-disease-outbreak...

 2020-02-14 05:00 

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14 February 2020 News release Four countries in the African region license vaccine in milestone for Ebola prevention...

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, Ghana and Zambia have licensed an Ebola vaccine, just 90 days after World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification. Registration of the vaccine is expected in additional countries in the coming weeks....

 2020-02-13 05:00 

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13 February 2020 News release Remarks by Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme at media briefing on COVID-19 on 13 February 2020...

Good afternoon everyone and apologies for being late, and apologies too from Dr Tedros, who is just about to land in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where he is following up on important Ebola matters and meeting with President Tshisekdi and many oth...

 2020-02-13 05:00 

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Ebola virus disease Democratic Republic of the Congo...
 2020-02-12 05:00 

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12 February 2020 News release World experts and funders set priorities for COVID-19 research...

Leading health experts from around the world have been meeting at the World Health Organization's Geneva headquarters to assess the current level of knowledge about the new COVID-19 disease, identify gaps and work together to accelerate and fund prior...

 2020-02-10 05:00 

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10 February 2020 News release WHO and FIND formalize strategic collaboration to drive universal access to essential diagnostics...

Geneva, Switzerland 10 February 2020 The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) announced today that a memorandum of understanding has been signed by the two organizations to formalize a strategic collabor...

 2020-02-07 05:00 

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7 February 2020 News release Ministers to agree new global road safety agenda to 2030...

Government ministers and senior officials from over 100 countries will meet in Stockholm, Sweden from 19-20 February to discuss new steps to halve road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030, in line with global targets agreed in the United Nations Sustainab...

 2020-02-06 05:00 

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6 February 2020 News release Female Genital Mutilation Hurts Women and Economies...

Female genital mutilation (FGM) exacts a crippling economic as well as human cost, according to World Health Organization (WHO)....

 2020-02-06 05:00 

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6 February 2020 News release WHO to accelerate research and innovation for new coronavirus...
 2020-02-06 05:00 

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Ebola virus disease Democratic Republic of the Congo...

From 29 January to 4 February four new confirmed cases were reported in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo....

 2020-02-05 05:00 

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5 February 2020 News release US$675 million needed for new coronavirus preparedness and response global plan...

To fight further spread of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China and globally, and protect states with weaker health systems, the international community has launched a US$675 million preparedness and response plan covering the months of Febru...

 2020-02-04 05:00 

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4 February 2020 News release WHO outlines steps to save 7 million lives from cancer...

The World Health Organization (WHO) today spells out the need to step up cancer services in low and middle-income countries. WHO warns that, if current trends continue, the world will see a 60% increase in cancer cases over the next two decades. The great...

 2020-02-03 05:00 

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3 February 2020 News release WHO Executive Board appoints directors for Africa and Europe...

The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 146th session in Geneva, has re-appointed Dr Matshidiso Moeti for a second term as WHO Regional Director for Africa and Dr Hans Kluge as Regional Director for Europe in his first term....

 2020-01-31 05:00 

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) United Arab Emirates...
 2020-01-30 05:00 

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Ebola virus disease Democratic Republic of the Congo...

From 22 to 28 January five new confirmed cases were reported in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo....

 2020-01-28 05:00 

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28 January 2020 News release WHO, China leaders discuss next steps in battle against coronavirus outbreak...

The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, today met President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China in Beijing. They shared the latest information on the novel coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) outbr...

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