HEALTH

WHO’s three messages for UN75

As the world comes together at an unprecedented virtual session of the 75th UN General Assembly (UNGA), WHO has three messages to share. The first is about equitable access to COVID-19 tools. At UNGA,...

A world in disorder: WHO and World Bank experts say it would take 500 years to spend as much on preparedness as the world...

A new report by the World Health Organization Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, a joint arm of the WHO and the World Bank, warned on Monday that more pandemics would be coming in the future and the world needs...

IMF announces COVID-19 youth fellowship contest

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday announced its IMF 2020 Annual Meetings Youth Fellowship Contest, which is open to bloggers, vloggers, journalists, communications experts, young professionals and students ages 20 to 32.

Global ACT Accelerator initiative set up to accelerate equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines faces $35 billion funding gap

The ACT Accelerator, a ground-breaking global collaboration to accelerate the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines, is facing a $35 billion funding gap, the World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom...

Health experts warn COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating suicide risk factors

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on Thursday warned that the COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate suicide risk factors, urging people to speak about the issue in an open and responsible manner, remain connected even during physical...

South Africa and Norway to co-chair first ACT-Accelerator council

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday September 10, 2020, at it first high- level meeting of the Facilitation Council of the “Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator” (ACT-A), elected South Africa and the Kingdom of Norway...

ACT Accelerator explained in simple language

It may be good you know this: In order to save humanity from COVID-19, the World Health Organization came up with an initiative in April called ACT-Accelerator.This was because when other...

South African President tells world leaders Africans must be included in COVID-19 vaccines development and distribution

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday told world leaders Africans must not be left out when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines development and distribution."It is essential that African countries benefit...

WHO warns Africans living with noncommunicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes more likely to die from COVID-19

There is increasing evidence that Africans living with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension and diabetes are more likely to suffer severe cases of COVID-19 and die, the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa department said on...

COVID-19 genome sequencing laboratory network launches in Africa

With several African countries now expanding COVID-19 testing, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) have launched a network of laboratories to reinforce genome sequencing of the...

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

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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 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...

World leaders welcome launch of GCA Africa to beat climate change

The Global Center on Adaptation on Wednesday announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire.Hosted...

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