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Breakthrough as WHO recommends groundbreaking malaria vaccine for children

By | 1 year ago

The World Health Organization WHO said on Wednesday the only approved vaccine against malaria should be widely given to African children, marking a ma...

Africa urged ‘not to lose faith’ in AstraZeneca jabs

By | 2 years ago

Dr Richard Mihigo - the WHO's head of immunisation in Africa - says the product had so far proved to be safe....

Netherlands suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine

By | 2 years ago

The Netherlands is the latest nation to act over reports of blood clotting in adults in Norway but WHO says jab is safe....

WHO Wuhan mission finds possible signs of wider original Covid outbreak in 2019

By | 2 years ago

WHO mission head, Peter Ben Embarek, told CNN that the mission had found several signs of the more wide-ranging 2019 spread....

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WHO team blocked from entering China to study origins of coronavirus

By | 2 years ago

WHO officials have long been negotiating with Beijing to allow a team of global scientists access to key sites to investigate origin of virus....

A separate provision makes it illegal to stay overnight outside your home “without reasonable excuse”. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Super gonorrhoea on the rise due to Covid-19, WHO warns

By | 2 years ago

If left untreated, gonorrhoea may cause infertility, lead to an increase of HIV transmission and eye infections that may lead to blindness....

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Africa ‘can’t afford’ a second coronavirus wave

By | 2 years ago

WHO says the virus will run out of control if African countries continued opening up without adequate interventions in place....

Iran cover-up of Covid-19 deaths revealed by data leak

By | 2 years ago

The number of deaths from coronavirus in Iran is nearly triple what Iran’s government claims, a BBC Persian service investigation has found. The...

WHO on Monday, March 16, 2021 appealed to countries to keep vaccination campaigns going. [PHOTO | FILE]
WHO ‘fears silent virus epidemic’ in Africa

By | 3 years ago

There have been almost 3,400 deaths and almost 115,000 infections across Africa according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control...

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WHO temporarily pauses hydroxychloroquine study due to safety concerns

By | 3 years ago

Decision made after an observational study described how seriously ill Covid-19 patients treated with drug were more likely to die....

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