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#World Health Organisation

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Uganda declares first Ebola death since 2019
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Uganda declares first Ebola death since 2019

Sep 20th 2022, 1:16 PM 5,575 Views 0 Comments

Uganda has experienced several Ebola outbreaks in the past, most recently in 2019 when at least five died.

'Not the only transmission route': Calling monkeypox an STI may create false sense of security
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

'Not the only transmission route': Calling monkeypox an STI may create false sense of security

Aug 14th 2022, 7:30 AM 19,886 Views 6 Comments

Speaking to The Explainer podcast, Dr Cillian de Gascun said it should not be overlooked that household contacts and healthcare workers are also at risk.

WHO to decide whether monkeypox is global health emergency
# Alarm Bell
# Alarm Bell

WHO to decide whether monkeypox is global health emergency

Jul 21st 2022, 7:46 AM 11,206 Views 6 Comments

Nearly 14,000 cases have been reported from more than 70 countries

WHO to decide if monkeypox is a global emergency as Ireland records 10 more cases
# Public Health
# Public Health

WHO to decide if monkeypox is a global emergency as Ireland records 10 more cases

Jul 15th 2022, 8:47 AM 16,528 Views 4 Comments

The WHO decided in June against declaring such an emergency but will reconvene next week amid rising cases.

WHO chief calls US abortion ruling a 'setback’ that will cost lives
# Supreme Court Ruling
# Supreme Court Ruling

WHO chief calls US abortion ruling a 'setback’ that will cost lives

Jun 29th 2022, 9:58 PM 10,371 Views 75 Comments

The World Health Organisation’s director-general said safe abortion should be understood as healthcare.

More than 1,000 monkeypox cases reported globally, says WHO
# Virus
# Virus

More than 1,000 monkeypox cases reported globally, says WHO

Jun 8th 2022, 9:44 PM 7,834 Views 0 Comments

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said it has been notified of seven confirmed cases of monkeypox in Ireland.

780 monkeypox outbreak cases confirmed worldwide, says WHO
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

780 monkeypox outbreak cases confirmed worldwide, says WHO

Jun 5th 2022, 3:00 PM 10,014 Views 9 Comments

The 780 cases all come from countries where the virus is not endemic.

Monkeypox: ECDC says risk to wider population is 'low' but that countries should prepare
# Risk Assessment
# Risk Assessment

Monkeypox: ECDC says risk to wider population is 'low' but that countries should prepare

Updated May 23rd 2022, 3:45 PM 42,343 Views 41 Comments

As of Saturday, there were 92 confirmed cases of the disease in countries where monkeypox is not endemic.

Rare monkeypox outbreaks detected in Europe and North America
# Health
# Health

Rare monkeypox outbreaks detected in Europe and North America

May 19th 2022, 7:44 AM 25,654 Views 27 Comments

Britain has confirmed nine cases of the virus since 6 May, and the United States verified its first on Wednesday.

Ireland among European countries that lifted Covid measures too 'brutally', WHO says
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Ireland among European countries that lifted Covid measures too 'brutally', WHO says

Mar 22nd 2022, 3:18 PM 33,693 Views 21 Comments

WHO Europe director Hans Kluge said a rise in cases of the virus in Europe is likely due to the more transmissible BA2 variant.

Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'

Updated Jan 26th 2022, 8:15 AM 23,939 Views 9 Comments

Bars, restaurants and museums in the country will be allowed to reopen from today.

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic

Jan 24th 2022, 2:00 PM 41,072 Views 40 Comments

His comments come after Dr David Nabarro said the virus should not be likened to the flu.

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Explainer: What we know about Omicron and how effective booster shots might be
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Explainer: What we know about Omicron and how effective booster shots might be

Dec 17th 2021, 6:30 PM 21,019 Views 34 Comments

A new study from Imperial College London found that boosters are key to mitigating the impact of the variant.

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding

Dec 9th 2021, 9:25 PM 20,613 Views 18 Comments

The European Medicines Agency also said that early data suggested the new variant is more infectious than Delta.

Omicron shows need for global accord on pandemics, says WHO chief
# Covid-19 Accord
# Covid-19 Accord

Omicron shows need for global accord on pandemics, says WHO chief

Nov 29th 2021, 2:00 PM 17,220 Views 16 Comments

A virtual meeting of the UN’s health agency is seeking to devise a global action plan for tackling future pandemics.

Covid-19 pandemic is 'far from finished', says WHO
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Covid-19 pandemic is 'far from finished', says WHO

Oct 26th 2021, 6:20 PM 31,282 Views 20 Comments

Just 14 vaccine doses have been administered per 100 people in Africa.

Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds
# World Health Organisation
# World Health Organisation

Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds

Oct 14th 2021, 6:46 PM 9,413 Views 3 Comments

The UN plans to increase rapid diagnostic testing in eight African countries.

Climate change the biggest single health threat facing humanity, warns WHO
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Climate change the biggest single health threat facing humanity, warns WHO

Oct 11th 2021, 5:23 PM 8,946 Views 35 Comments

Burning of fossil fuels is killing us, UN health body warns ahead of Cop26 summit.

Covid pandemic is not over despite positive developments, Mike Ryan warns
# World Health Organisation
# World Health Organisation

Covid pandemic is not over despite positive developments, Mike Ryan warns

Sep 4th 2021, 5:19 PM 42,592 Views 30 Comments

Ryan said today that masks will remain a key part of life for a long time to come.

China rejects need for further WHO coronavirus origins probe
# World Health Organisation
# World Health Organisation

China rejects need for further WHO coronavirus origins probe

Aug 13th 2021, 7:20 AM 15,157 Views 33 Comments

Pressure is mounting on Beijing to consider a fresh investigation.

WHO sees 'likely' link between Covid mRNA vaccines and rare heart condition
# World Health Organisation
# World Health Organisation

WHO sees 'likely' link between Covid mRNA vaccines and rare heart condition

Jul 9th 2021, 8:29 PM 46,278 Views 64 Comments

The inflammations were found to be “very rare”.

Decision on vaccine surplus 'up to Ireland', says WHO special envoy
# David Nabarro
# David Nabarro

Decision on vaccine surplus 'up to Ireland', says WHO special envoy

Jul 1st 2021, 11:59 AM 23,308 Views 19 Comments

However, he said the WHO’s view is that surplus vaccines should just be used “to prevent severe illness and death among people at risk”.

WHO faces criticism over suggesting women of childbearing age should be advised against drinking
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

WHO faces criticism over suggesting women of childbearing age should be advised against drinking

Jun 17th 2021, 10:04 PM 41,276 Views 67 Comments

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service has called on the WHO to review the report “as a matter of urgency”.

'Dates don't drive anything': WHO's Mike Ryan urges Irish public not to focus on when country could reopen
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

'Dates don't drive anything': WHO's Mike Ryan urges Irish public not to focus on when country could reopen

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:40 PM 36,700 Views 65 Comments

The WHO emergencies expert believes Ireland’s case numbers are too high.

Biden to join virtual G7 event with global leaders on Covid-19 efforts
# White House
# White House

Biden to join virtual G7 event with global leaders on Covid-19 efforts

Feb 15th 2021, 8:02 AM 8,176 Views 7 Comments

The US President will address the G7 meeting on the pandemic and vaccination distribution.

WHO's David Nabarro to TDs: 'This pandemic is nowhere near finished'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

WHO's David Nabarro to TDs: 'This pandemic is nowhere near finished'

Feb 9th 2021, 12:38 PM 36,821 Views 63 Comments

Nabarro said that Covid-19 is a “new virus” and that both the virus itself and society’s response will change.

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Trust in vaccines vital to halting pandemic, warns WHO
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Trust in vaccines vital to halting pandemic, warns WHO

Nov 14th 2020, 8:50 AM 19,771 Views 82 Comments

A vaccine won’t be able to stop Covid-19 if people are reluctant to take it, a top WHO expert has said.

FactFind: Has the World Health Organisation changed its position on lockdowns?
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# David Nabarro

FactFind: Has the World Health Organisation changed its position on lockdowns?

Oct 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 58,361 Views 0 Comments

No. It hasn’t.

'It's not an option': World Health Organisation warns against attempts to develop Covid-19 herd immunity
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'It's not an option': World Health Organisation warns against attempts to develop Covid-19 herd immunity

Oct 12th 2020, 8:29 PM 45,842 Views 50 Comments

The concept has been frequently referenced since the beginning of the pandemic.

Covid-19 pandemic causing major disruptions to critical mental health services, WHO finds
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 pandemic causing major disruptions to critical mental health services, WHO finds

Oct 5th 2020, 12:06 PM 18,383 Views 37 Comments

The HSE’s winter plan has been criticised for not allocating enough funding towards mental health.

WHO warns virus death toll could surpass two million without collective action
# Michael Ryan
# Michael Ryan

WHO warns virus death toll could surpass two million without collective action

Sep 26th 2020, 12:15 PM 23,303 Views 39 Comments

The number of cases worldwide has soared past 32 million,

WHO launches independent panel to review pandemic response
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO launches independent panel to review pandemic response

Sep 3rd 2020, 5:29 PM 21,566 Views 10 Comments

Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former UK foreign secretary David Miliband are on the panel.

It could take two-and-a-half years for a Covid-19 vaccine to be widely available - WHO envoy
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

It could take two-and-a-half years for a Covid-19 vaccine to be widely available - WHO envoy

Jul 28th 2020, 12:34 PM 17,763 Views 42 Comments

The WHO Special Envoy on Covid-19 Dr David Nabarro said that “safety is paramount” and “you can’t rush” a vaccine.

'This pandemic is still accelerating': Biggest global daily increases in Covid-19 cases recorded over weekend
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'This pandemic is still accelerating': Biggest global daily increases in Covid-19 cases recorded over weekend

Updated Jun 22nd 2020, 11:48 AM 55,673 Views 89 Comments

There were 183,000 new virus cases registered in a 24-hour period, the World Health Organisation reported.

'Surprising' if Ireland needs to enter second Covid-19 lockdown, says WHO special envoy
# David Nabarro
# David Nabarro

'Surprising' if Ireland needs to enter second Covid-19 lockdown, says WHO special envoy

Jun 11th 2020, 11:25 AM 40,606 Views 31 Comments

David Nabarro was speaking to the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

Number of Covid-19 cases worldwide passes 'tragic milestone' of five million
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of Covid-19 cases worldwide passes 'tragic milestone' of five million

May 21st 2020, 7:31 AM 10,025 Views 17 Comments

Over 325,000 people have lost their lives from the coronavirus.

Donald Trump threatens to permanently stop funding World Health Organisation over Covid-19 response
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Donald Trump threatens to permanently stop funding World Health Organisation over Covid-19 response

May 19th 2020, 7:21 AM 27,470 Views 87 Comments

The move comes after weeks of finger-pointing between the US and China over the pandemic.

Covid-19: WHO says eight top contender vaccines are racing to be completed
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

Covid-19: WHO says eight top contender vaccines are racing to be completed

May 12th 2020, 7:09 AM 33,718 Views 51 Comments

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus did not identify the top candidates.

Without contact tracing, countries are 'driving blind' warns WHO official
# Leaving Lockdown
# Leaving Lockdown

Without contact tracing, countries are 'driving blind' warns WHO official

May 11th 2020, 9:31 PM 27,338 Views 41 Comments

WHO emergencies chief Michael Ryan made the comments today.

Ireland commits €18 million as part of global effort to tackle Covid-19
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Ireland commits €18 million as part of global effort to tackle Covid-19

May 4th 2020, 6:02 PM 24,426 Views 74 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the funding today.

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