Covid-19 has infected more than 407M people and killed over 5.8M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
Covid-19 has infected more than 353M people and killed over 5.6M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
Almost every country on the planet has reduced its tobacco intake in 2020, according to the WHO’s latest findings.
The global health body endorses GSK's malaria vaccine for children, the first against the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 400,000 a year.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics kicks off in empty venues to minimise health risks as WHO chief says Games should go ahead to demonstrate to the world what can be achieved with the right plan and measures.
Established in late 2018 after a Chinese scientist said he edited the genes of twin babies, the committee has called for sharing of gene editing tools with poorer nations to benefit from the highly dynamic scientific field.
Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed joins a long list of Nobel Peace Prize recipients who have been accused of war crimes, abuse and genocide.
At least 115,000 health and care workers have died from Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, WHO chief Tedros says at World Health Assembly, calling for a massive effort to vaccinate 10 percent of every country’s population by September.
The WHO-commissioned report “Covid-19: Make it the Last Pandemic” argues the global alarm system needs overhauling to prevent a similar catastrophe.
Supporters of waiver say easing patent restrictions will spur production of low-cost generic vaccines but opponents argue it could erode pharmaceutical companies’ profit incentive to develop new treatments.
Experts from the WHO visit a hospital in Wuhan that treated the world's first coronavirus patients as part of its probe into the virus.
WHO says $4.3 billion is needed immediately to lay the groundwork for mass procurement and fair delivery of vaccines for its ACT-Accelerator programme.
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