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Second malaria vaccine for children is approved by the WHO

According to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, two expert panels’ recommendations that the new malaria vaccine be used in children at risk led to the U.N. health agency’s approval of the drug. “As a researcher on malaria, I used to daydream about the possibility of developing a malaria vaccine that is both secure and efficient. […]

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The World Health Organization’s annual assembly refused Monday to discuss admitting Taiwan to the meeting

According to channels news WHO annual assembly refused Monday to discuss admitting  Taiwan to the meeting, Under pressure from China and despite impassioned pleas from several countries. Taiwan has been blocked from attending the assembly in recent years by China, which considers the island a renegade province to be reunified with the mainland. There have

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David Luiz insists Arsenal’s shock 2-0 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup

Arsenal defender Luiz enjoyed a sweet moment of redemption as his superb display paved the way for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s double to knock out holders City at Wembley. Luiz was lambasted after giving away a goal before being sent off for conceding a penalty in Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat at City in their first game following the

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85 babies have tested positive for Covid-19 in one Texas county

Corpus Christi Nueces County Director of Public Health Annette Rodriguez said Friday that 85 babies under the age of one have tested positive for Covid-19 there. “I have been reviewing statistics. We currently have 85 babies, under the age of one year in Nueces County, that have all tested positive for Covid-19,” Rodriguez said in

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WHO committee recommends continued study of hydroxychloroquine as a potential Covid-19 treatment

The World Health Organization’s Data Safety and Monitoring Committee has recommended for WHO to continue studying hydroxychloroquine as a potential Covid-19 treatment in its Solidarity Trial, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a media briefing in Geneva on Wednesday. Last week, WHO announced that it had temporarily paused the hydroxychloroquine arms of the trial due to concerns surrounding

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UK will need British workers to help pick summer harvest

The United Kingdom will need Britons to help pick the summer harvest because the novel coronavirus has prevented the arrival of many of the seasonal workers that usually travel from Eastern Europe, the country’s Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, said on Tuesday. “Probably only about a third of

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WHO chief affirms commitment to “transparency, accountability and continuous improvement”

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus affirmed his commitment to “transparency, accountability and continuous improvement,” as he addressed the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA). Speaking on Tuesday at the virtual summit, Tedros said, “WHO’s focus now is fighting the pandemic, with every tool at our disposal.” On Monday, Tedros said he would “initiate

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Homophobic attacks and insults in France rose by 36 percent last year, according to figures released by the Interior Ministry on Saturday

The leap comes after 2018 was described as a “black” year by associations with an unequalled level of physical violence against LGBT people. The new figures, which show a steady increase in offences, come on the eve of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and 30 years after the withdrawal of homosexuality from

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Coronavirus cases rose over weekend in some countries where lockdowns were lifted

There was a surge of coronavirus cases over the weekend in some of the nations around the world where stay-at-home measures and other restrictions were lifted, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday. “Over the weekend we saw signs of the challenges that may lie ahead. In

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