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Covid-19 probe team in China visits animal health facility

Covid-19 probe team in China visits animal health facility

A team of investigators led by the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived on Tuesday at an animal health facility in China's central city of Wuhan in the search for clues about the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Qatar participates in session of WHO's Executive Board

Qatar participates in session of WHO's Executive Board

Qatar is participating in the meetings of the 148th Session of the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO), which began its work via videoconferencing and will run until Jan 26.

World facing 'catastrophic' moral failure on vaccines: WHO chief

World facing 'catastrophic' moral failure on vaccines: WHO chief

The world is on the "brink of a catastrophic moral failure" if rich countries hog Covid-19 vaccine doses while the poorest suffer, the head of the WHO said Monday.

WHO reviewing Pfizer vaccine for possible emergency listing

WHO reviewing Pfizer vaccine for possible emergency listing

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it had received data from Pfizer and BioNTech on the Covid-19 vaccine and was reviewing it for "possible listing for emergency use", a benchmark for countries to authorise national use.

WCM-Q researchers' WHO report offers guidance on eliminating hepatitis C

WCM-Q researchers' WHO report offers guidance on eliminating hepatitis C

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), have produced a comprehensive report on the hepatitis C virus epidemic in the Eastern Mediterranean region

Vaccine alliance raises $2 bln to buy Covid shots for poor nations

Vaccine alliance raises $2 bln to buy Covid shots for poor nations

A facility set up by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the GAVI vaccine group has exceeded an interim target of raising more than $2 billion to buy and distribute Covid-19 shots for poorer countries, but said it still needs more.

WHO says looking at mink farm biosecurity worldwide after Danish outbreak

WHO says looking at mink farm biosecurity worldwide after Danish outbreak

The World Health Organization is looking at biosecurity around mink farms in countries across the world to prevent further "spillover events" after Denmark ordered a national mink cull due to an outbreak of coronavirus infections in the animals.

Countries battle rising virus cases as WHO sees 'exponential' rise

Countries battle rising virus cases as WHO sees 'exponential' rise

A number of countries tightened anti-coronavirus measures on Saturday, with France extending a curfew and Belgium bringing forward its own, as Germany's death toll passed 10,000 and the US reported 80,000 infections in a single day.

Row breaks out over WHO trial casting doubt on remdesivir as Covid-19 drug

Row breaks out over WHO trial casting doubt on remdesivir as Covid-19 drug

A row broke out on Friday over a World Health Organization (WHO) clinical trial which concluded that the anti-viral drug remdesivir has little or no impact on a patient's chances of surviving Covid-19.

Covid-19 vaccine may be ready by year-end: WHO

Covid-19 vaccine may be ready by year-end: WHO

A vaccine against Covid-19 may be ready by year-end, the head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

WHO seeking $76mn for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

WHO seeking $76mn for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday it had appealed for $76 million in aid for Lebanon after last week's massive explosion in Beirut destroyed or damaged hospitals, clinics and medical supplies.

Delay routine dental checkups, WHO urges, until Covid-19 risk is known

Delay routine dental checkups, WHO urges, until Covid-19 risk is known

Dental patients and staff need to be protected from any potential infection by aerosol-generating procedures, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, as dentists return to work in areas where the Covid-19 pandemic is easing.