"True scientists with a neutral position on virus origin facing attacks by extreme forces of certain countries".
The World Health Organization has said that any Covid-19 vaccines it has authorised for emergency use should be recognised by countries as they open up their borders to inoculated travellers.
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hails Guinea for managing to contain Ebola outbreak and learning the lessons from five years ago.
Health ministers from WHO's member states agree to study recommendations for ambitious reforms to contain future outbreaks following the world's sluggish handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
War in Tigray since 2020 has killed thousands and forced hundreds of thousands more from their homes, leading the US to allege "ethnic cleansing" was being carried out against Tigrayans.
The WHO-commissioned report “Covid-19: Make it the Last Pandemic” argues the global alarm system needs overhauling to prevent a similar catastrophe.
WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan says B 1.617 coronavirus variant has some mutations which increase transmission, and which also potentially could make it resistant to antibodies.
While vaccine makers have voiced broad commitment to cooperating to boost production, industry representatives have insisted that intellectual property waivers and forced technology sharing was the wrong way to go.
WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus and Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca agree on enabling vaccine production globally without making intellectual property rights an issue.
A joint report by the World Health Organisation and China on the origins of coronavirus, which is expected to be made public on Tuesday, says transmission from bats through another animal was likely scenario.
Thailand announces plans to go ahead with AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine despite other countries suspending its use over safety fears.
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