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CDC says revised guidance on airborne coronavirus transmission was ‘posted in error’

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday that its revised guidance on airborne coronavirus transmission was posted in error."A draft version of proposed changes to these...

Coronavirus can be transmitted through the air at distances farther than six feet, U.S. CDC says

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance at the weekend to acknowledge that the novel coronavirus can be transmitted through the air at distances farther than six feet.

Coronavirus deaths near one million globally and 34,000 in Africa

About 34,000 people have died from the novel coronavirus in Africa, and close to one million people around the world, and the World Health Organization has been warning in recent weeks that the pandemic is far...

Africa must have permanent seat on UN Security Council, South African president says ahead UN75

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will urge leaders gathering virtually for the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly to grant Africa, a continent of more than 1.3 billion people, a permanent representation on the...

Bill Gates praises Africa’s response to COVID-19 but warns against collateral damage

Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Sunday praised Africa's response to the novel coronavirus but warned against collateral damage, including a drastic increase in extreme poverty.Mr. Gates said the COVID-19 pandemic...

Africa endorses protocol for COVID-19 herbal medicine clinical trials

The Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19 formed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the African Union Commission for Social Affairs has endorsed a protocol...

WHO and UNICEF sign 10-year partnership to promote mental health of children and adolescents

 A new partnership between WHO and UNICEF is calling for key actions in universal health coverage, mental health, emergencies and nutritionThe 10-year strategic collaboration framework builds on a robust 70-year collaboration between...

In moving film, UN calls for collective action to tackle global challenges, including COVID-19, racism, climate change and poverty

The United Nations, Project Everyone and 72 Films are launching “Nations United - Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times,” a first of its kind film which will be released on the UN YouTube channel and global broadcast networks on...

UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly will open with a special high-level event underscoring anew...

USAID awards millions of dollars to Washington State University to combat lethal livestock disease in East Africa known as East Coast Fever

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded millions of dollars to Washington State University to combat a lethal livestock disease in East Africa known as East Coast Fever. The disease causes more than $300...

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UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across...

In moving film, UN calls for collective action to tackle global challenges, including COVID-19, racism, climate change and poverty

The United Nations, Project Everyone and 72 Films are launching “Nations United - Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times,” a first of...

UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session...

Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

Five human‑made “megatrends” will  continue to  dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous...

IMF approves disbursement of additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of an additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to...

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