Workshop focuses on speedy execution of global action plan on dementia

Workshop focuses on speedy execution of global action plan on dementia

Monday marked the beginning of a three-day multi-regional workshop organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Qatar's Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to speed up implementation of the global action plan on the public health response to dementia.

WHO cautions against travel curbs over new Covid variant

WHO cautions against travel curbs over new Covid variant

The WHO on Friday cautioned against imposing travel restrictions due to the B.1.1.529 Covid-19 variant, saying it would take weeks to understand the implications of the newly discovered strain.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus sole candidate for WHO chief

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus sole candidate for WHO chief

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the sole candidate for the WHO leadership when his current term expires, the WHO announced Friday.

WHO warns of 'catastrophe' if Syrian cross-border aid not renewed

WHO warns of 'catastrophe' if Syrian cross-border aid not renewed

Failure to renew a cross-border aid operation into Syria before it expires next month could trigger a new "humanitarian catastrophe" in rebel-held areas in the northwest, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

WHO mission member says 'don't rely' on US virus intelligence

WHO mission member says 'don't rely' on US virus intelligence

US intelligence on the supposed origin of the coronavirus pandemic was not reliable, a member of the special WHO mission to China said Wednesday, after Washington cast doubt on the transparency of the probe.

WHO urges collaboration to speed up Europe vaccinations

WHO urges collaboration to speed up Europe vaccinations

Europe and pharma groups must work together to speed up Covid-19 vaccinations, the head of the European branch of the World Health Organization said Friday ...

WHO team visits Wuhan hospital that took in first Covid-19 patients

WHO team visits Wuhan hospital that took in first Covid-19 patients

The team of World Health Organisation experts investigating the origins of the coronavirus met staff Saturday at the Wuhan hospital which received the first confirmed Covid-19 cases ...

WHO-led team in Wuhan probing Covid origins meet Chinese scientists

WHO-led team in Wuhan probing Covid origins meet Chinese scientists

A World Health Organization-led team of experts investigating the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic began meeting with Chinese scientists on Friday, and the WHO said the group plans to visit labs, markets ...

WHO warns virus crisis not over as vaccine rollout approaches

WHO warns virus crisis not over as vaccine rollout approaches

The World Health Organisation has warned that vaccines will be no magic bullet for the coronavirus crisis as nations gear up for a massive rollout to tackle surging infections.

WHO looks at e-certificates for Covid-19 vaccination

WHO looks at e-certificates for Covid-19 vaccination

The World Health Organisation said it was considering introducing electronic vaccination certificates, as hopes for an end to the pandemic were boosted after Britain became the first country to approve use of a Covid-19 vaccine.

WHO warns malaria fight flat-lining

WHO warns malaria fight flat-lining

Progress in eliminating malaria has stalled in recent years, the World Health Organization said Monday, with more than 400,000 people once again estimated to have died from the disease last year.

WCM-Q researchers produce a WHO report on hepatitis C and a path for eliminating the disease

WCM-Q researchers produce a WHO report on hepatitis C and a path for eliminating the disease

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