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# world-health-organisation - Friday 9 July, 2021

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 45,917 Views 64 Comments

The inflammations were found to be “very rare”.

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 1 July, 2021

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 23,215 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”.

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 17 June, 2021

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 40,789 Views 67 Comments

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

# world-health-organisation - Monday 22 February, 2021

'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 36,645 Views 65 Comments

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

# world-health-organisation - Monday 15 February, 2021

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 8,156 Views 7 Comments

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

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

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 36,766 Views 63 Comments

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

# world-health-organisation - Saturday 14 November, 2020

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 19,751 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.

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 58,113 Views 0 Comments

No. It hasn’t.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 12 October, 2020

'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 45,799 Views 50 Comments

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

# world-health-organisation - Monday 5 October, 2020

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 18,354 Views 37 Comments

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

# world-health-organisation - Saturday 26 September, 2020

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 23,296 Views 39 Comments

The number of cases worldwide has soared past 32 million,

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 3 September, 2020

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

WHO launches independent panel to review pandemic response

Sep 3rd 2020, 5:29 PM 21,558 Views 10 Comments

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

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

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 17,743 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.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 22 June, 2020

'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 55,646 Views 89 Comments

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

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'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 40,543 Views 31 Comments

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

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 21 May, 2020

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 10,018 Views 17 Comments

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

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

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 27,452 Views 87 Comments

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

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

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 33,694 Views 51 Comments

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus did not identify the top candidates.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 11 May, 2020

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 27,313 Views 41 Comments

WHO emergencies chief Michael Ryan made the comments today.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 4 May, 2020

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 24,335 Views 74 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the funding today.

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Covid-19: WHO cautions about antibody testing and idea of 'immunity passports'
# Serological Tests
# Serological Tests

Covid-19: WHO cautions about antibody testing and idea of 'immunity passports'

Apr 23rd 2020, 12:12 PM 19,073 Views 22 Comments

Serological tests are designed to see if an an individual had previously had the coronavirus.

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 16 April, 2020

WHO director general thanks 'people of Ireland' for pledge to increase funding
# Thank WHO
# Thank WHO

WHO director general thanks 'people of Ireland' for pledge to increase funding

Updated Apr 16th 2020, 10:37 PM 57,943 Views 129 Comments

Simon Coveney said that Ireland will donate €9.5 million to help with the global response to Covid-19.

# world-health-organisation - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

New WHO report warns that there is a global shortage of nurses
# Warning
# Warning

New WHO report warns that there is a global shortage of nurses

Apr 8th 2020, 11:52 AM 15,195 Views 39 Comments

The study was compiled before Covid-19 and calls for greater investment in nursing.

# world-health-organisation - Sunday 22 March, 2020

'We have to take the fight to the virus': WHO's Michael Ryan says lockdowns are not enough
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'We have to take the fight to the virus': WHO's Michael Ryan says lockdowns are not enough

Mar 22nd 2020, 5:36 PM 114,694 Views 64 Comments

Ryan said countries must “actively look” for those infected.

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

WHO: World in 'uncharted territory' as Covid-19 continues to spread
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO: World in 'uncharted territory' as Covid-19 continues to spread

Mar 3rd 2020, 7:09 AM 41,022 Views 54 Comments

More than 3,000 people have died so far from the virus.

# world-health-organisation - Saturday 29 February, 2020

WHO raises Covid-19 global risk assessment to 'very high', its highest level
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO raises Covid-19 global risk assessment to 'very high', its highest level

Feb 29th 2020, 7:48 AM 28,489 Views 50 Comments

Global investors nevertheless ran scared, with world markets suffering their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis.

# world-health-organisation - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Opinion: One minute it's a family holiday, the next we're housebound in China - one Irishman's coronavirus story
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: One minute it's a family holiday, the next we're housebound in China - one Irishman's coronavirus story

Feb 1st 2020, 7:15 AM 24,947 Views 10 Comments

Greg McDonough is an Irishman living in China. He’s currently stuck in a town with his wife and child.

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar
# Nutrition
# Nutrition

WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar

Jul 16th 2019, 8:40 AM 17,104 Views 14 Comments

In around half of products examined, more than 30% of the calories in them were from total sugars.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 20 August, 2018

Measles cases reach record high across Europe
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Measles cases reach record high across Europe

Aug 20th 2018, 4:34 PM 16,627 Views 40 Comments

Over 41,000 children and adults in Europe have been infected with measles in the first six months of 2018.

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Gender identity to no longer be considered a disorder of the mind, says WHO
# Gender
# Gender

Gender identity to no longer be considered a disorder of the mind, says WHO

Jun 19th 2018, 10:31 AM 13,831 Views 131 Comments

The World Health Organisation’s revised classification system sees trans-identities added under conditions relating to sexual health.

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Italy opens manslaughter inquiry after four-year-old dies from malaria
# Medical Mystery
# Medical Mystery

Italy opens manslaughter inquiry after four-year-old dies from malaria

Sep 7th 2017, 2:46 PM 24,751 Views 5 Comments

The girl had not left malaria-free Italy, and may have contracted the disease from a family in a hospital.

# world-health-organisation - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Jul 23rd 2017, 10:30 AM 13,126 Views 39 Comments

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

# world-health-organisation - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world
# Yemen
# Yemen

Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world

Jun 25th 2017, 7:59 AM 9,881 Views 11 Comments

One quarter of the people who have died in this outbreak were children.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 22 May, 2017

'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis?
# Stigma
# Stigma

'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis?

May 22nd 2017, 12:05 AM 18,653 Views 56 Comments

Surgical intervention saves the State in the long-term from healthcare costs associated with obesity, say doctors.

# world-health-organisation - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk

May 17th 2017, 8:44 AM 9,872 Views 21 Comments

A new report tracks childhood obesity over 12 years.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 6 March, 2017

Pollution kills 1.7 million children under five worldwide each year
# Environmental Risks
# Environmental Risks

Pollution kills 1.7 million children under five worldwide each year

Mar 6th 2017, 3:13 PM 4,562 Views 6 Comments

Over half a million deaths each year are from diseases attributable to air pollution and second-hand smoke.

# world-health-organisation - Friday 2 September, 2016

Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there
# Outbreak Fears
# Outbreak Fears

Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there

Sep 2nd 2016, 6:10 AM 7,400 Views 5 Comments

The World Health Organisation has declared the virus a global public health emergency.

# world-health-organisation - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Irish women who give birth at home are much more likely to breastfeed
# Home Birth
# Home Birth

Irish women who give birth at home are much more likely to breastfeed

Aug 10th 2016, 6:05 AM 15,002 Views 63 Comments

Only 60% of Irish women begin breastfeeding, compared to a European average of around 90%.

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Global life expectancy has increased by five years since the start of the century
# Growing Old
# Growing Old

Global life expectancy has increased by five years since the start of the century

May 19th 2016, 10:05 PM 14,340 Views 26 Comments

In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81.4 years – exactly 10 years above the world average.

10 million people could die every year due to resistance to antibiotics
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

10 million people could die every year due to resistance to antibiotics

May 19th 2016, 9:06 AM 9,551 Views 53 Comments

The overuse of antibiotics means common infections are becoming deadly.

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